This post on at home dry cleaning is brought to you by Dryel. I have received compensation and samples from the company but all opinions are my own.
Rumor has it Spring is on the way. The calendar says it starts next week but I live in Montana, all the calendar tells me is that I can expect snow any time up until the Fourth of July. Don’t laugh – it has happened. This past winter has been incredibly mild which has been lovely but it also a worry as the snowpack is not what it should be so it leaves us concerned about fire season. But lately we have had some lovely, mild days and it has me thinking about spring and those wonderful mild days ahead.
Getting Ready for Spring with at Home Dry Cleaning with Dryel
Spring is an unpredictable season here in Montana. It can be a continuation of winter with no change until suddenly summer is here. The first few years we lived here the sun went behind the clouds in December and we saw it maybe twice until Fourth of July. The early years winters were far more snowy than they are now but we can still be surprised with a June snow.
The other day the temp got up to the low 60ies and I celebrated by hanging my clothes on the line. I absolutely love doing this and look forward to my ability to do it every spring. (Of course not everything had melted yet, but such is the beginning of the season here.) But not everything I need for spring and summer can be washed. That is why I am glad that I have my Dryel kit.
Dryel For Dry Cleanables at Home
I love to wear jackets with jeans so I have been collecting several in various colors by online thrift shopping. The wool is perfect for three season wear and they dress up jeans and add a nice layer of warmth given that a) I am always cold and b) it’s only really warm here in August and September. I dress in layers and wool is such a wonderful layering option as it’s light and warm. The FAQ on the Dryel site explains how it’s safe to use the product on your wool clothing:
Dryel for Bedding
As the weather has started to warm I have looked to turn over from using the duvet with the duck down to my wool blanket. I store the wool blanket in a cedar chest so it absorbs a rather strong cedar smell. Experience has taught me to give it a good Dryel cleaning and hang it outside to freshen in the spring air.
Dryel is a great way to take care of your wool blankets and duvets without having to haul them all off to the dry cleaners. And it’s just so easy. I popped the blanket into the provided bag along with the Dryel sheet and then run in my dryer. So very simple. My wool blankets are freshened, the accumulated cat hair is pulled off and they are ready to go on the bed for spring.
Spring on the Farm
It so nice to see signs of spring on the farm. The fruit trees are starting to bud. The snow that was has melted although there is more in the forecast. I can’t completely be aggravated about that as we have had a really mild winter and any additional snow pack we can get will be a good thing. The hubby has started planting his gardens.
The turkeys that roost in the trees on the lot have started dancing to attract mates for spring. It’s a fun time of year for birds as the nesting pairs of eagles return and the mergansers and their ducklings that float on the river.
It’s good to know that the more things change, the more they stay the same and that nature will always remind us of the changing of the seasons.
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My spring wardrobe is ready to go for whenever I am ready to go. It won’t be for a while yet as we all know that that this past year has been unlike any other. Hopefully things are changing and life will soon be opening up. I’m glad that I have my spring clothes ready to go for my first trip out when that will be.