Thank you to Dryel for sponsoring this discussion. As always, all enthusiasm is my own.
When I introduced you to Dryel back in March, I mentioned that I love it because it saves time and money. I've been using it for so long that I didn't even realize how much money we were saving. I haven't had to drop a single thing off at the dry cleaners in over 10 years, so I was a little out of touch with the current prices. When I did see a price list, I was shocked. I knew we were saving money, but I didn't realize just how much we were saving.
How much money can you save with Dryel?
At the dry cleaners, you can expect to pay:
- $4 per shirt
- $14 per men's suit
- $6 per pair of pants
- $6 per sweater
The Dryel starter kit retails for about $10 and cleans 4 loads. It also includes the bag that you put the clothes in, but you can reuse this with the refill kits. The refill kits clean 8 loads for about $10. You can add 1 to 5 garments in each load, so the price per garment will vary depending on what you are cleaning.
Let's keep the math simple and calculate for the refill kit at 8 loads for $10, so it would cost you $1.25 per load. The cost per item is just $.25 to $1.25 per item, depending on how many items you clean at a time.
This doesn't include the gas you'll use to go to the cleaners twice. For me, I would have to drive 10 miles each way, so I would use about 2 gallons of gas.
Dryel offers significant savings for us because I clean about 2 shirts, 4 pairs of men's pants, and usually 1 suit a month for a total of $100. In the winter, I would add 2 sweaters for a grand total of $112.
With Dryel, I spend $3.75 a month. And I don't have to drive anywhere.
Dryel On the Spot Stain Remover
Dryel just released their new stain remover that's safe for most fabrics, including dry clean only fabrics. I'm a bit of a klutz, so I have one in my bag that travels with me everywhere. It's easy to use; just squeeze and use the scrubber to erase the stains. I've already saved two shirts with these pens!
Have you used Dryel on your clothes before?