Thursday, June 29, 2017

Freedom to Wear What You Want, When You Want

It's been such a busy summer so far, but we've been having fun! Our daughter was able to go to a Superhero day camp for a week and we've been keeping her busy with outdoor activities and the library summer reading program. She is one of the few 4 year olds I know that loves to sit and listen to chapter books! I think once she starts reading on her own she will be locked in her bedroom with a pile of books and I will never see her again! And we've been busy trying to get things together for our trip to Ireland (which we are currently enjoying).

Leading up to our trip, I watched the forecast in Dublin for a couple weeks to figure out what to pack. Weather looks like it will be fairly consistent throughout our trip with rain likely everyday and temperature in the low to mid 60s. So I got to work (in all my spare time) pulling out some of our early fall/spring clothing to pack. Since we would not have the opportunity to do laundry during our trip, I wanted to make sure our clothes were all clean and fresh before packing them. I had planned on packing a few lightweight sweaters and cardigans, but didn't have time to run them to the dry cleaner before our trip. Nor did I want to spend the money on dry cleaning. I wanted to save our money for fun things and more clothes in Ireland!

So I saved time by popping my sweaters and the light jackets we wanted to take into a Dryel bag with a Dryel cloth. 30 minutes they were all ready to be packed. Having clothes dry clean only clothes don't need to hold you back from actually wearing them. That is one thing I have learned from virtually eliminating trips to the dry cleaner. I wear my dry clean and hand wash only clothing so much more often! I used to save them because I didn't want the hassle of getting them clean afterwards, but with Dryel I don't have to worry about that. My husband occasionally has to travel for work on short notice and will use Dryel for his suits when he doesn't have enough time to get them dry cleaned. And you better believe I packed a couple Dryel pens for our trip to help with those little moments. With a 4 year old, stains are bound to happen, but treating them right away with the stain pens helps the stain from setting in and becoming permanent.

As a family we love that Dryel gives us the freedom to wear any clothes in our closet, whether they are dry clean only, hand wash, or whatever, whenever we want! Using Dryel also frees our time by eliminating trips to the dry cleaner and frees up extra money each money from the savings!

This post was sponsored by Dryel but all opinions are my own! 


  1. I wish we had this brand here - I ended up donating most of my dry-clean only stuff, and just kept a few pieces I hand wash when the pike gets big enough, haha!

    Hope you are having a wonderful week and enjoying your trip!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  2. I need to try this on our next vacation as well. Thanks for sharing!

  3. These products sound pretty handy! I try to avoid buying dry clean only pieces but for the few I do have these would be convenient!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  4. I love products like this, they save me SO MUCH!

    The Adored Life

  5. How slick- and this saves a ton of money, which I love!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  6. I love dryel!!! I have a kit and use it so much!

  7. It's so nice to be able to take care of most of the dry cleaning without the trip and the cost!

  8. I've never heard of this, but it sounds awesome! I am loving all of your vacation photos you've been sharing so far. How fun your daughter came along, we aren't brave enough to travel internationally with our kids yet! lol!


  9. I love Dryel! I've used them for years and it works great!

  10. We have some trips coming up! I will have to try this out before we travel.

  11. Thanks a lot :D

    Sounds amazing my dear!!! Super useful!

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  12. I used to use this when they first came out--this is a great reminder to get back into it!!