This New Laundry Machine Dry Cleans Clothes in 10 Minutes
Laundry sucks. After a long day who wants to come home to washing, drying and folding? But what are you supposed to do when you need that not-so-fresh dress for tonight’s big date? Put down the Febreeze. We have a better solution.
Swash is a new laundry system designed to refresh and rejuvenate your clothes in just 10 minutes. It’s a compact, easily storable machine that removes odor, restores fit, releases wrinkles and ultimately extends the life of your clothes. This is not a joke people! So that skirt that’s not exactly dirty but not exactly clean? Stick it in. That button-down that is a total pain to iron? That too. All those clothes you begrudgingly drag over to the dry cleaners? Those days are over, my friend.
So how does it work? First, pull open the door and arrange your piece of clothing on the hanger (which expands and contracts to work with almost any garment). Next, attach the smoothing clips along the bottom to create just the right amount of tension for maximum wrinkle release. Finally, pop in one of the Tide Swash pod cups and press start.
Inside, the process begins with the Swash pod releasing a light mist, which neutralizes odors and leaves clothes smelling fresh. Then the rapid thermal drying begins, which smooths wrinkles and restores clothes back to the intended fit and shape without shrinking. And voila. Off to that date you go.
Now before you get too excited, be warned, at $499 a pop these magic machines will set you back a pretty penny. It might be hard to justify that price initially, but over time the machine is likely to pay for itself. If you’re using Swash two or three times to freshen up garments before a wash you’re definitely going to see a decrease in your water bill. And on top of that, Swash’s process is much gentler than your standard washing machine – no pilling or fading – so the life expectancy of your clothes is likely to sky rocket.
We’re not saying to ditch the washer and dryer all together. Swash is a fantastic option for those garments that just need a little rejuvenating in between washes. Those clothes you wore on the Mud Run are definitely going to need something a little (or maybe a lot) more intensive.
Would you splurge for something like this? Tell us what you think of this convenient new invention!
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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Head to Office Depot's Selfmade page to check out even more amazing business resources (and discounts!) to help you accomplish more on your entrepreneurial journey. These offers are available for a limited time only, so be sure to take advantage of all this goodness while supplies last. Want to join the next Selfmade cohort this summer? Check out all of the scholarship details right here.