This post on at home drycleaning is brought to you by Dryel. I have received compensation and samples from the company but all opinions are my own.
You might think that since I live on a farm and don’t go out to work every day that I don’t have drycleaning needs. In that you would be very wrong. For one thing I live in a very cold climate and have a real weakness for cashmere sweaters; they are light, warm and great for layering. My other fashion love is silk; it’s natural, lightweight and easy to wear. These fashion choices leave me with one small problem – the nearest dry cleaner is an hour and a half away in Missoula. A three hour drive, round trip, just to have clean clothing is a bit well, crazy don’t you think? That is why I was so glad to be sent some products to try from Dryel.
Have you tried home drycleaning with Dryel? Do you know about it? I am going to tell you how you can use it to freshen up your holiday wardrobe and more.
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Do not use Dryel on leather, velvet, suede, fur. Always test garments for colorfastness before use.
Dryel At Home Drycleaning
Thanks to Dryel you don’t have to go to the dry cleaner with the clothes you have that can’t go in the washer. I know that for me that is a truly wonderful thing as the nearest drycleaners are quite a distance away. Back when I was working I wore suits to work every day and had a regular drycleaning bill. You would think that would have ended when I retired but nooooo – I have a love for fabrics like wool and silk. As we know they are generally not washable so I am thankful for a product like Dryel!
What Do You Get In a Dryel Kit?
I was sent a supply of Dryel products to try. For anyone looking looking to purchase them they are available online at Amazon, Walmart and Target. If you are going out to shop the kits can be found in many grocery stores which makes it easy to pick up while you shop – well, if we ever grocery shop like normal again.
The Dryel at Home Drycleaning Kit comes with everything you need to refresh your dry clean only clothes and special care clothes:
- Dryel Steam Bag
- 6 cloths
- user guide
- stain and odor removal spray
- on the go stain removal pen
Is Dryel Easy to Use?
So very easy! I had a sweater that I love to wear as the weather turns cold but it was a little bit erm, tired. I decided it needed a refresh so into the Dryel Steam Bag it went! A cleaning cloth followed and I zipped up the bag.
I am telling you it is this easy to use! I tossed the bag into the dryer and let the steam heat do its work. It wasn’t long before the cycle was over and my sweater came out of the bag all refreshed. I will note that the cleaning cloth did impart a strong scent that lingered. I think if I am only adding one piece of clothing to the bag in the future I will cut the cloth down, the scent was a little overwhelming for me.
Check out the video to see just how easy it is to use the Dryel Home Drycleaning kit.
Did the Dryel Home Drycleaning Kit CLEAN?
I was shocked at how much ick the cleaning cloth picked up. That is not shown because well, ick. The sweater looked much brighter after it came out of the cleaning bag as well so I was very pleased with that result. I will be using this on my most frequently worn, non washable clothes.
I’m telling you before I had to keep everything in a bag until we were going to Missoula. Then it would get dropped at the dry cleaners. I wouldn’t get it back until we went back down to the city which might not be for another month or two. I know most people have better access to dry cleaning but for people in rural areas this kit is just wonderful. Not to mention how much money you can save.
How Does the Dryel Home Drycleaning Kit Work?
It’s all about steam. Your dryer’s heat activates the solution on the cleaning cloth that works to remove body odors and soil from the clothing. If you have a really tough stain that’s where the stain removal pen comes into play. You gently rub it on the stain. It can be a pre-treatment or an on the go treatment so be sure to keep one in your purse!
The Dryel at home drycleaning bag can hold up to five garments. Once you put them in the bag and set the dryer you just let the steam heat do its work to clean and refresh your clothes.
Tips from Dryel.com to Make Dryel Work Its Best
When you go out you want to look your best and that includes wearing clothes that are clean and fresh so check out this chart about different types of clothing:
It’s an easy reference for you as to best utilize your at home drycleaning kit from Dryel.
Holiday Clothing Dry Cleaning Needs
Ordinarily this time of year would involve a lot of holiday parties either at home or at the office. But this year it will certainly be a different kind of celebrating. I wonder if it’s zoomebrating? Even if your holiday party is taking place over a screen you still want to look good, right? At least from the waist up! So you want to make sure your ugly Christmas sweater is all spiffied. It’s good to know that Dryel is there for you.