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Dryel 101: Dry Cleaning Clothes at Home!

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Disclosure: I am excited to partner with Dryel as an ambassador and have received free products and compensation for this post. All opinions are my own.

Not to brag, but I am probably the most responsible person I know. (A pretty awesome thing to brag about, right?) Having said that, there are two things I cannot for the life of me seem to ever accomplish. 1.) Getting to the post office, and 2) Taking things to the dry cleaners. I kid you not, I have things I have been meaning to take to the cleaners for years. YEARS. And still I am more likely to just throw an item out instead of taking it to get cleaned! I know I am not alone in this. In my work as a personal shopper I’d often ask clients if there were any particular items they would like me to avoid and 99% of the time if something was dry clean only, they didn’t want it!

I get it, I do. Taking things to get dry cleaned is just one more task to add to our already busy schedules. Plus we’re more limited in what we wear when we don’t want to buy or wear special-care items. When I heard that there was a way I could care for those items at home I was all over it. Dryel is an at-home dry cleaner that uses your dryer to clean and deodorize clothing, including dry clean only, and hand wash only items!

Dryel 101 Dry Cleaning Clothes at Home on JK Style

What it is:

Dryel is an at-home dry cleaning process that uses your dryer to refresh and renew clothing in just 15 minutes, or deep clean clothing in just 30 minutes. It is safe and protects colors and fabric without using any harsh chemicals.

What’s included:

Dryel sells both starter and refill kits, each for $9.99 (and available at major retailers everywhere). Inside the starter kit you receive:

  • Booster Spray
  • Reuseable Fabric Protection Bag
  • 4 ULTRAcleaning cloths

Dryel 101 - contents of the starter kit - JK Style

The starter kit will clean 4 loads and up to 20 garments.

The refill kit includes:

  • Booster Spray
  • 8 ULTRAcleaning cloths

The refill kit will clean 8 loads and up to 40 garments.

How it works:

1. Zip it.

First, after pre-treating any stains with the Dryel Booster Spray, you add one to five garments and an ULTRAcleaning cloth to the reusable fabric protection bag.

2. Steam it.

Next, throw the bag in the dryer. Tumble in the dryer on medium heat for 15 minutes to renew and refresh clothing, or 30 minutes to deep clean.

3. Wear it.

Finally, remove clothing promptly from dryer to help release wrinkles.

What fabrics is it NOT safe to use on?

Do NOT use Dryel on leather, velvet, suede, fur, silk or rayon.

Dryel has also just introduced stain pens that work great on wools, silks, rayons, linens, and other special care fabrics. (So perfect to keep in your purse!)

 new-dryel-pen

Dryel 101 on JK Style - how to dry clean clothes at home

It’s safe to say I no longer have to worry about dry-cleaner guilt! My clothes are clean and fresh and the entire process takes very little time and effort on my part, plus is so much cheaper than having my items cleaned professionally! I’m excited to share more about this product with you over the next few months!

Now if someone could just figure out how to get me to the post office, that would be great!

Originally published March 22, 2017

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