Laundry is pretty much the bane of my existence. I have these fantasies of never having to wash another load of laundry again. And dry cleaning? Ain’t nobody got time for that! I purposely avoid buying clothes that are dry-clean only but during the holidays we have more delicate garments such as winter coats and beaded blingy sweaters that need a little TLC. Sadly, though, I’ve been known to let my dry-clean only pile stash pile up just because I’m too busy
lazy to go to the dry cleaners. Is there a word for this dry cleaning phobia? I’m certain there is! For now I’ll just deem it drycleanaphobia.
I’m so excited to announce that I’ll be working with Dryel in 2015 as a blog ambassador. I’d heard of Dryel, but never used it. When I was out shopping last weekend, the customer service reps at the mall told me that they use Dryel exclusively to launder their uniforms! When my mother-in-law was still working as a realtor, she also regularly used Dryel.
Dryel has recently unveiled a fresh new look and feel to their brand and website and I couldn’t wait to test it out for myself and my family.
How does it work? The Dryel starter kit comes with a special Dryel Fabric Protection Bag, two Dryel ULTRAcleaning cloths, and Dryel Booster Spray for pre-treating stains and heavily soiled areas. A Dryel Fabric Protection Bag holds 1 to 4 garments. The starter kit (MSRP: $6.99) cleans up to 10 garments while the refill (MSRP $8.99) cleans up to 30 garments. With the typical cost of cleaning a winter wool coat can be close to $10 alone, Dryel is a great way to save money on dry cleaning at home! It’s also great for freshening holiday linens, such as tablecloths and pillows.
Here are some other great cleaning tips for using Dryel:
- Bypass the mess and hassle of hand washing and flat drying delicate garments with Dryel
- Multitasking is my mantra! With Dryel you can start your special Dryel load AND dry a regular load at the same time (no need to simply run the dryer for the Dryel bag only)
- Do you travel frequently for work? Use Dryel to freshen up your clothes straight from your suitcase.
So, how did my first trial run with Dryel go? Great! I decided to Dryel clean my 12-year-old’s new black cropped pea coat, my 9-year-old’s new faux fur coat, and my purple wool winter coat from last year, which needed freshening up after a few too many trips to our favorite Mexican restaurant. (Ha!) All three fit in the special cleaning bag and I was really pleased with the results. They smelled clean and fresh, but not loaded up with chemicals. I can’t wait to try Dryel on some of my dressier sweaters.
Stay tuned for more updates on Dryel and some fun giveaways from me (and Dryel) in 2015!
Do you avoid dry cleaning at all costs? Drycleanaphobiacs unite! Let’s start a support group.