How to dry clean at home
I used Dryel to rescue this dirty white blazer. And it was as easy as 1-2-3. Here are the how-to steps:
- Get the Dryel Starter Kit at your retailer or online from Dryel.
- Pre-treat stains and dirty areas with the Dryel booster spray. In the example of my blazer, the lower sleeves, and the area around the neck.
- Put the item and one cleaning cloth into the re-usable fabric protection bag and zip the bag. You can clean up to 5 garments at a time, but I just put in the blazer. It was dirty for 5, in my opinion. 😉
- Put the bag into your dryer. Set the dryer on medium heat and its timer to 30 minutes for deep clean or 15 minutes for refreshing. I did the deep clean in my example.
- Once the time is up, take the bag from the dryer, take the item from the bag and place it on a hanger so potential wrinkles fall out.
- Take the dry cleaning cloth from the bag. I thought that it smelled so good that I hang it in my closet. <3
- Fold the bag and store it as you can reuse the protection bag up to 30 times. Note that the bag ensures a temperature-controlled environment of air around the garments.
- Wear your garment and repeat this list at step 1 when cleaning is needed again.
Do you also get frustrated when the dry-cleaning costs of your favorite blazer exceed the price you paid for the blazer? Then Dryel may be a solution for your problem. Dryel permits you to be your own dry-cleaner and it works!
Costs of dry cleaning
The Dryel Starter Kit is about $9.99 and good for up to 20 pieces. The refill has the same price and is good for up to 40 pieces. Let’s assume you did not wait so long as I did with my blazer 😉 , and that you clean 5 items at a time. In this case, your at-home dry cleaning costs are about a quarter (25 US cents) plus one fifth of the electricity per piece. These costs are much less than the typical $15 at the dry cleaner’s plus the gasoline costs going there twice. In my case, it would be driving 12 miles (19 km) – round trip. The bigger the car the more expensive is the trip to the dry cleaner. 😉
Do you have a lot of clothes that require dry-cleaning? Have you already tried at-home dry-cleaning with Dryel? If so, have you also made a good experience? Let me know about your experience. I am curious.
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Photos: G. Kramm
Disclosure This post is sponsored by Dryel. Dryel does not endorse the post. I wrote it entirely myself and it reflects my own opinion.
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