Teacher Style: Drycleaning At Home
How many times have you come across a ‘Dry Clean Only’ item on the clearance rack or in a thrift store and had an internal struggle on whether to get it or not?
Between my husband and I, we have a lot of dry cleaning clothes. I use to keep a bag in the bedroom where we’d throw our items, and then taken them in every other month for cleaning. The bill was astronomical, but I didn’t know what else to do.
After a recent clothing swap and some too-good-to-be-true finds at thrift stores, I had to find a cheaper option. I had heard of Dryel, an at-home dry cleaning product, and thought now was the time to try it.
It was $12 at my local Rite-Aid for the box, which claimed to clean 8 items. The box came with a large bag to put the clothes in, a bottle of spray cleaner and a two sheets that looked like dryer sheets.
The directions told me to pick four items and spritz them on both sides with the spray. I called the company to clarify, and you do need to spritz all items, even if they don’t appear dirty. The directions go into further detail on how to deal with stains or spots.
After spritzing, I put them in the bag with one of the sheets. I then put the bag in the dryer on medium heat for about 30 minutes.
When I took the bag out, the clothes were perfect! They appeared clean, they smelled wonderful and they were perfectly dry.
I repeated the process with four more pieces of clothing, all of which turned out just as great.
I highly recommend using this for your dry cleaning items-I know I’ll be stocking up on the supplies for future finds! You can find the starter kit here, and refills here, which work out to $.60 per item!
No more dry cleaning bills for us! Hope this helps you and your budget as well (and frees you to grab those dry-clean-only deals!!)
(No compensation or free samples were received for this post-I just found the product and loved it!)