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How would you like to save 50% on your dry cleaning bills? How about spending less time making trips to the dry cleaner? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you may be interested in SWASH™ , the latest home technology developed by Whirlpool and Proctor & Gamble. An in-home, on-demand dry cleaning system, SWASH offers 10-minute clothing care for busy, cost-conscious consumers.
With it’s sleek and space-saving design, SWASH promises to de-wrinkle, refresh, restore, and preserve many types of clothing, it does not promise to remove stains, so some trips to the dry cleaner will still be necessary for owners of the product. The system plugs into a standard wall electrical outlet and retails for around $500. Special SWASH PODS™ are required to operate the system.
SWASH has received a good deal of recent media attention from many different outlets and was a standout at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show. Randi Zuckerberg, a technology and lifestyle expert and sister to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, is a consultant and spokesperson for the product.
SWASH at CES 2015
If you’re not ready to switch to SWASH and you still want to save money and cut down on dry cleaner visits, here are some tips:
- Many items that people take to the dry cleaners can be safely hand washed. Read the labels on your clothing before automatically taking them for dry cleaning.
- Hang up your clothes right away. Oftentimes, people take items to the dry cleaners simply because the clothes need ironing, not because they are dirty.
- If you get a spot or stain on your clothing, remove it immediately. Stains that are set in are more likely to need professional attention.
- Wear dry clean-only clothes more than once whenever possible.
- When you’re clothes shopping, read labels before trying something on. If something is dry clean-only, keep looking.
- If you have a busy schedule and a tight budget, you might also consider an AHS Home Warranty. In addition to providing sensible coverage for the repair and replacement of many of your home’s valuable systems and appliances (like your more traditional dryers), an AHS Home Warranty can spare you the hassle and headache of finding a qualified contractor when you need one.
With AHS, when a covered item breaks down, instead of spending time tracking down repair help, selecting a contractor, making numerous phone calls, and scheduling tedious appointments, you can request service online or with only one phone call and go back to doing the things you enjoy. AHS can take care of your covered items so you can take care of all the other things that are important to you, like spending time with family and friends.
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