Freedom With Dryel

Disclosure: I am partnered with Dryel as a Dryel Ambassador, and I have received free products and compensation. I’m proud and excited for this wonderful partnership and, as always, all thoughts and opinions are so very my own!

Have you tried the Dryel pen? Dryel saves time and gives you the freedom to wear what you want and when! Now I'm not afraid of spills on my favorite clothes

The thing is, I have a favorite summer shirt.

I never knew I’d be someone who has a favorite summer shirt. I sort of followed in the footsteps of my mom – an artist/art teacher – as someone who often has paint and/or glue all over her clothes. And doesn’t care! I also have two children, who are past toddler-age and even pretty self-contained in their comings and goings, but I’m still and will always be a hands-on mom. My daughter spilled a smoothie down the front of my shirt yesterday. I sat in half-melted chocolate chips last week.

That’s why it’s despite my efforts that I still have a favorite summer shirt.

I’m talking crisp linen and lace – in the kind of light blue you only ever see in nature or in fairy tales. I’m talking little metal buttons I keep track of, and even sew back on if they get too loose. The thing is, this is a shirt I care about. Even as an adult, there are play clothes and there are nice clothes. Sometimes that line gets blurred, but if there’s a shirt that I will forever associate with summer nights and fireflies, I want to take care of it. If there’s a shirt I want to associate with juicy strawberry picking and chocolate chip ice cream cones, then I need to know I have a plan in action for keeping it spot-free.

What I have found out, and what I’m telling you – is that there is freedom with Dryel.

As a Dryel Ambassador, I have my supply of my “secret weapon” – the Dryel Pen! No longer do I fear wearing my favorite shirt, because I’m no longer afraid of spilling and/or ruining it! I can’t stand leaving my favorite shirts and dresses in the back of my closet – just because I’m too afraid to wear them. I will no longer avoid my favorites, like this dress!

Have you tried the Dryel pen? Dryel saves time and gives you the freedom to wear what you want and when! Now I'm not afraid of spills on my favorite clothes

The Dryel Pen is pretty amazing. It packs a LOT of punch, and is small enough to carry everywhere and to take with you when you’re traveling. That way you can wear your favorites on vacation! What’s better than that? This powerful pen works great on wools, silks, rayons, linens, cottons, and other special care fabrics. They also work on dry clean-only clothes, delicates, and hand washables. The soft touch applicator is gentle – and the scrubber works like an eraser to eliminate your stains. The Dryel On-The-Go Pen is cost-effective and eco-friendly, and has no harsh chemicals! Take it anywhere you go!

This unique product has a ridged tip to allow for more uses. It fights some of the biggest messes I make – or my kids make – when I’m either home or away from home. You can get your Dryel On-The-Go Stain Remover at Amazon with this link.

Have you tried the Dryel pen? Dryel saves time and gives you the freedom to wear what you want and when! Now I'm not afraid of spills on my favorite clothes

Do you have a favorite summer shirt?

Have you tried the Dryel pen? Dryel saves time and gives you the freedom to wear what you want and when! Now I'm not afraid of spills on my favorite clothes

Dryel 101: Five Reasons to Dry Clean at Home

Disclosure: I am partnered with Dryel as a Dryel Ambassador, and I have received free products and compensation. I am proud and excited for this wonderful partnership and, as always, all thoughts and opinions are so very my own!

Do you have clothes that are dry clean only? Save yourself the time and money, and read all about the five reasons why Dryel is perfect for your busy life!

I am what you’d call a clothes horse.

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I have been known to deny it, but don’t be fooled. When I fall in love, I fall hard. Since I was a kid, a new bag of clothes was enough to make me secretly smile for a whole week every time I thought about it. Now that I’m an adult and can buy clothes whenever I want (STILL blows my mind), I find that I have a taste for higher quality clothes. I still like reasonably priced clothes, of course, but I also tend to love “dry clean only” fabrics quite a bit. I like my clothes to look good as new for years. I have been doing my own laundry since I was 13, and I’ve definitely prematurely aged clothes for not following instructions.

No more!

Dryel dry clean

I like my town’s dry cleaner, quite a bit, but I prefer to use her for tailoring and fixing buttons. As for dry cleaning my clothes, the cost adds up quite fast, and the location is situated in a high traffic area. I don’t want to go there every week or so. Also, have you noticed that this is the time of year in which clothes start to suffer more wear and tear?

Five Reasons to Dry Clean at Home With Dryel:

1 – It saves you time. Not having to run to the dry cleaners and back is key. Dryel only takes 15 minutes in your dryer to renew and refresh. You can choose to do a deeper clean for only 30 minutes. Then hang up or wear your garments!

2 – It smells better. That’s right! Dryel doesn’t use harsh chemicals that dry cleaners generally use, which can re-deposit residue back on your clothes. The patented process vents body soil and odors out of your dryer and away from your clothes.

The Dryel ULTRAcleaning Cloth has a light, breezy clean scent.

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3 – It saves you money. Dryel cleans your dry clean only and other special care clothing for as little as 25 cents per garment. Generally, the dry cleaner costs me about five dollars per garment, and it adds up fast.

4 – No shrinking. Dryel is pretty special because with the Fabric Protection Bag, the patented cleaning chemicals, and the controlled heat of your own dryer, it all works together to clean your clothes without shrinking them. Dryel can be used for wool and cashmere too!

5 – Less wear and tear. The washing and drying process takes its toll on clothing. Dryel won’t!

Stay tuned because I plan to go into all five of these points more in-depth in the near future. If you don’t already know and love Dryel like I do, I just know you will. It’s available at major retailers everywhere and The Starter Kit cleans up to 20 garments. The Refill cleans up to 40 garments. There’s also the Stain Remover!

It works for my lifestyle!

These days, as a writer/blogger/photographer/mama, instead of sitting in a cubicle, I spend long days on my feet photographing weddings, newborns, real estate, and more. I spend long days being a mama, and long days crafting blog posts. There is nothing less professional with my career now, than when I worked in an office every day. I still have a professional image to uphold – whether it’s on the pages of this blog and other social media platforms – or whether it’s in person.