Hand Dry Cleaner

Clean articles that are too delicate for machine cleaning.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Hand Dry Cleaners do?

Cleans, by hand, articles, such as garments, drapes, lampshades, and leather goods that require individual treatment or are too delicate for machine cleaning: Determines whether article will be cleaned with water or drycleaning solvents. Determines work aids to use, such as cloths, brushes, or sponges. Immerses articles in water or cleaning solvent, or dips brush or sponge into liquid and rubs article until clean. Observes work methods to ensure that articles are not damaged. Rinses and dries cleaned article. May bleach articles, such as draperies and bedspreads, to strip articles of color or discoloration.


Should I be a Hand Dry Cleaner?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Clearing Hand, Dry Cleaner, Hand, Fur Dry-Cleaner, Hand

    How to become a Hand Dry Cleaner

    Hand Dry Cleaners generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Hand Dry Cleaner-related education!
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