Wednesday, March 29, 2017

How to Dry Clean Your Clothes at Home

how to dry clean your clothes at home, dryel

There's nothing worse than seeing a beautiful blouse only to check the label and see 'Dry Clean Only.' I can't tell you how many times I've seen that and put it right back. Let me explain. I work with children 3 days a week. We play games, do art projects, and sometimes even make snacks. The other 4 days a week I'm with my own child playing games, doing art projects, and making snacks and meals! Oh I forgot the baths, tea parties, errands, play makeup and everything else we do, too. Even before I became a parent I would shy away from dry clean only items. We all lead busy lives. I don't know who wants to add the extra chore of dropping things off and then picking things up at the dry cleaner. It's a hassle! Don't even get me started on the extra money you spend dry cleaning. It can become a huge part of your budget if you aren't careful.

how to dry clean your clothes at home, dryel
But for the past few years, my family has been using Dryel for their dry clean only clothing. It's easy, economical, time-saving, and it doesn't shrink or fade clothing. My husband loves using it for his suit jackets and blazers. I love using it for a few silk blouses, sweaters, and my embellished items. I have shrunken one too many sweaters by trying to wash them on the gentle cycle, I only will use Dryel now! For around $9.99 for a starter kit, you receive a reusable fabric bag (reusable for up to 30 loads), 4 cleansing cloths, and a booster spray. The booster spray has worked really well on stains I have used it on in the past. I love it! One cleansing cloth can work on up to 5 garments making it all very economical. The process is incredibly easy. Here is my step by step process:

1. Examine your items and treat them if necessary. Pretreat any stains with the booster spray. Dryel also makes a stain pen that is safe to use on dry clean only garments. I keep one in my purse and my desk so I can immediately treat stains. Once you've pretreated the stains and soiled garments with the booster spray and Dryel stain pen, put up to 5 garments in the Dryel fabric bag with a cleansing cloth.

how to dry clean your clothes at home, dryel

2. Place the fabric bag into the dryer for 15 minutes to refresh or 30 minutes to deep clean the items. Personally I always like 30 minutes for that deeper clean. If I am using a cleansing cloth and setting the dryer, 30 minutes isn't that long so I want my garments as clean as possible!

how to dry clean your clothes at home, dryel

3. Once the dryer is done, pull your garments from the bag and hand immediately to help alleviate any wrinkles that may have occurred while in the fabric bag. And that's it! Enjoy your clean, dry clean only clothing!
how to dry clean your clothes at home, dryel

Thank you to Dryel for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. 


  1. Oh my goodness!! So timely! I was just grumbling to my husband last night about how I have to take a bunch of dry cleaning in today. It gets so expensive so I'm super happy to see this post! I will try it out!

    More to Mrs. E

  2. Amazing dear!
    Mónica Sors

  3. I'm the same way...if something is dry clean only it goes back on the rack! I have made a few exceptions so this is a great option to avoid going to the dry cleaners!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  4. Those words put the fear in everyone, Laura! But I have used Dryel in the past, and it's wonderful.
    My mom (the 70's model on my blog) and her expertise in sewing & materials, always tells me that dry cleaning can actually be hard on items---so dryel could be better for your clothes!!

  5. It sounds so good! Love hacks and products that helps saving money and time! Xx

  6. Where do you find your dryel? I never can find it anywhere, I used to always use it. I have a very large bag of drycleaning just waiting for some since I always forget to bring it!

    1. Dryel is available at Target and Walmart stores. You can also purchase it online at Have a great weekend!

  7. Like you, when I see "dry clean" on an item I either put it back immediately or really sleep on it. The time and extra money have to be really, really worth the hassle.
    I saw this on another blog too and now I am even more eager to try it -
    I don't think its available here though..

  8. I have heard great things about this. Thanks for sharing. Sounds like it makes it easier.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  9. I use Dryel all of the time. I love using it not only on my dry clean only clothes but on things I don't want to fade, like dark or black denim!

    Pumps and Push-Ups

  10. I have one of these kits and love it! So handy!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  11. The only dry clean clothes in my closet are suits and some of my fancier dresses. Nothing else! ha!! This looks so convenient!