By Grace Gavilanes
Nov 30, 2014 @ 3:07 pm

Below is an excerpt from "The Way We Whir" which originally appeared on PureWow. Read the full story at

We need to talk about your dry cleaning. If you're anything like us, you're either doing it constantly (the average American spends $750 per year) or you go months at a time without addressing it. (Yeah, there's Midori on your Mizrahi. What of it?)

Now there's an in-between approach--and it's crazy-cool.

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The Swash ($500) is the first-ever at-home dry-cleaning machine. About the size of a large garment bag, it fits snugly in your closet or bedroom and cleans soiled clothes in only ten minutes.

That's right, ten minutes.

Here are the specifics: Hang one item at a time inside the Swash, then insert a detergent pod (kind of like a Keurig) and shut the door. Ten minutes later, and after some satisfying whirring, open the door to retrieve your clean, pressed and delightfully un-smelly piece of clothing.

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The Swash doesn't work with really delicate silks or leather--and if you have a serious stain, you should definitely head to a professional dry cleaner.

But having recently seen the thing in action, we can totally attest to its efficacy: A sweaty button-down, smoky sweater and crumpled pencil skirt all came out as good as new.

The Swash is currently available for pre-order for expected August delivery.

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