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Introducing Swash

We just got a Swash machine to try out (in our newly renovated laundry room–pictures coming soon!) It’s a brilliant little machine that allows you refresh your clothes in between dry cleaning. It’s like when you find a dress you want to wear but you realize it is a wrinkly mess and you are in a rush out the door. Enter Swash. Basically, it does 4 things: 1) de-wrinkles, 2) removes odors, 3) restores stretched fabrics, and 4) extends the life of garments. I just throw my clothes into the Swash, push a button, and 10 minutes later they look great (no more ironing or steaming!) Although it doesn’t totally replace the dry cleaner, we’ve definitely cut down on our trips. I highly recommend it! Click here to find out where you can buy one in your area.

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This post is sponsored by Swash: the only in-home 10‑minute clothing care system.

Photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day

  1. Chris

    September 24, 2014

    Still looks pretty wrinkled!

    • jordan
      • jordan
      • September 24, 2014

      HA! It isn’t the same as starching and ironing but it gets you 90% there. It’s perfect for when you are rushed and and don’t have time. I wore the shirt afterwards and it didn’t look wrinkle-y at all!

  2. Val

    September 24, 2014

    this made me LOL…shirt still looks wrinkled….

  3. Sarah

    September 24, 2014

    I love the idea of this – and saving money at the dry cleaners – but $500 seems like a lot for something I can do for free by hanging a dress/shirt in bathroom during a hot shower!

    How many items can you fit in at once? And if you put something dry clean only in there (in between cleanings) would it set any stains/marks? It’s an interesting product!

  4. kristin @ W [H] A T C H

    September 24, 2014

    brilliant!

  5. Adrienne B

    September 24, 2014

    It’s a neat idea, and probably better suited (ha!) to synthetic fabrics and, well, suits. The shirt in the example is probably a cotton blend- I find those to be the absolute hardest to press, so running it through this system isn’t the best example. They always seem wrinkly.

    But- if you wore suits every day to work, or dresses, or sweaters… minimal wrinkles and dirt. At $500 for the unit, you would definitely save some money after a pretty short time.

    As an aside… I found this post a little lacking. It would be helpful if you gave some feed back on how easy or hard it is to use (looks like a lot of clips). The post reads more like the ad copy on the product’s website. Just some constructive criticism, not trying to be snarky.

  6. jaclyn

    September 24, 2014

    You must feel at least a little silly for touting something like this on your blog. How does this fit into your blog brand besides the fact that you might as well have just written, “I can paid to sell you anything!”

    Some bloggers say no to certain sponsors and I think that’s more respectable than putting out a sales ad for some ridiculous and expensive contraption that is beyond unnecessary.

    • jordan
      • jordan
      • September 24, 2014

      Hi Jaclyn, I say no all the time to sponsors that don’t fit. I have to say I was genuinely interested in this machine. I hate spending money on dry cleaning and when they pitched this idea I genuinely wanted to check it out. Thanks for your feedback! xo Jordan

  7. Sarah

    September 24, 2014

    What is up with all the haters here? Take it or leave it–this isn’t a product that everyone wants or needs, but it was cool to read about it and see what it can do. If you don’t have something nice to say, keep it to yourself. If you care enough to investigate more, I am sure you can read additional reviews somewhere like Amazon.

  8. Shelby

    September 24, 2014

    I think it’s pretty nifty – I love hearing about new gadgets on blogs, even if they’re not suitable to my daily life! Keep this kind of content coming! (Haters gonna hate, but you know this.)

  9. EC

    September 24, 2014

    I have to say, I agree with the “haters”. I used to like reading about how you made small spaces work–this just seems like such a mismatch with your readers and your blog. I’m done reading for now–every post is just a roundup or an ad.

    • jordan
      • jordan
      • September 24, 2014

      Thanks for your feedback. I think that saying “every post is a roundup or an ad” is an unfair critique. There is only one other sponsored post in the last month. Besides the Friday roundups (which we’ve done for years to support other people on the internet) every other post is a DIY that took a lot of time, effort and money to make. xo Jordan

  10. Danielle

    September 24, 2014

    Yikes! Lots of negativity today!
    I think it’s kinda fun! I doubt I’ll be buying one anytime soon – I get similar results using Dryel in the dryer – but I like to hear about new products. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Amy

    September 24, 2014

    Sorry but I have to agree. It’s sad when your posts are so clearly sponsored and don’t fit into anything else you are writing about. Remember your tiny apartment? Would you really have taken space up with this expensive machine? Also, the machine doesn’t seem to work…. Bummer.

    • jordan
      • jordan
      • September 24, 2014

      Of course I wouldn’t have this in a small apartment (I didn’t even have a washer and dryer!) But I would definitely have one in a laundry room. xo -Jordan

  12. Sara

    September 24, 2014

    Sorry, have to agree. This doesn’t seem to fit with your blog at all. I don’t feel like I get to see your personality in your blog anymore (which is what drew me in in the first place). I feel like blogging is really at a crossroads with sponsored content lately. The Design Mom blog reminiscing about MacDonald’s really turned me off too.

  13. natalie

    September 24, 2014

    i also love when you post things about YOUR life – trips you’ve taken, your family, your apartment etc. also love posts like how to score great stuff on craigslist. keep those comin’!

  14. Anna

    September 24, 2014

    I have to agree with the above. This blog used to bring sunshine into my day, we’ve all seen how well financially you are doing from the blog (which is great) but don’t insult our intelligence with unrelated advertising ‘content’ like this.

  15. Melissa

    September 24, 2014

    Woah, I disagree. I don’t want this machine, but I think it’s kind of interesting, and definitely don’t think it’s out of place on your blog.

    I like the posts about your life and the DIYs, but I have no problem with well-integrated sponsored content. I think you’re doing a great job.

  16. Kristen

    September 24, 2014

    I just sent the link to my husband because I think it’s a great idea! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  17. Rebecca Coagan

    September 24, 2014

    I LOVE the post and like to see the sponsored posts by the smaller unknown companies. It completely fits in a lifestyle where there is no time for dry cleaning because of hand making beautiful costumes!

  18. sarah

    September 25, 2014

    Chill out everyone – every bit of content is provided to you for free. Everyone needs to make a living and this is hardly offensive!

  19. Kelly

    September 25, 2014

    I also loved the post! I think it seems like a great product if you live somewhere that doesn';t have washer/dryer hook ups, yes even a tiny apartment!

  20. Christina

    September 25, 2014

    Wow, some commenters are acting very self entitled!

    Keep doing your thing Jordan, followers come and go and that is no bad thing :)

  21. Tara

    September 25, 2014

    Think people are being quite dramatic. I’d rather scroll through the odd sponsored post than pay for reading blogs.

  22. Andrea S.

    September 25, 2014

    Jordan – thanks for writing such a wonderful, inspirational blog! I’m in awe of your talent and love reading your blog. I’m so glad you can make a living doing what you love.

  23. Ally

    September 25, 2014

    I would agree with the comments about the machine not working great for that particular type of shirt though sometimes all you need is for it to be LESS wrinkled before you go out in public, even if it’s not perfect. It certainly doesn’t work as well in this post as it does on their website with the same type of shirt, so I think there may be a little exaggeration in advertising on their website. But I could see for other types of fabric, perhaps it could work better. The price is quite high though – I rarely dry clean anything anyway.

    I think the backlash for this post is unfair though I also really hate sponsored posts myself. I think part of it may be actually a backlash against the many sponsored posts across the blogosphere. Honestly I can tell I’m reading a sponsored post within the first couple of lines of a blog. But then again, I don’t make a living writing blogs so I think those that don’t (make a living writing blogs) might need to be sensitive to the real needs of those who do. I would hate it if someone told me how to do my job.

  24. Kate

    September 25, 2014

    I realize that bloggers make money through sponsored posts, but it feels like it’s getting a little over the top around the blogosphere. This post underlines that. Either there are more and more sponsored posts or they just don’t mesh well with the rest of the site (in tone, insane cost and most importantly, that the final product is still wrinkled). Perhaps it’s a matter of economics, but miss the feel of the blog from years ago. There is still a lot of creativity and great posts, but it doesn’t have the same overall feel or honesty that it used to.

  25. Hillary

    September 25, 2014

    Hi! I don’t mind sponsored posts, but agreed there does seem to be so many more around the blog world these days. Anywho, I am curious about this machine and the post just seemed rushed and short. I would like to hear more in detail about what YOU have to say about it instead of going to their site. Basically I trust you more than them. :). Not trying to be a hater but hopefully some constructive criticism about how to warm up the sponsored content with why we come here anyway, YOU! I have been a reader from the very beginning and love and appreciate you talents and inspiration. Thank you!

  26. Katya

    September 25, 2014

    Ha! Do people not get that sponsors are paying you and that as a result we can have all your awesome content for free? Also, that not every Oh Happy Day reader has the same tastes as the next. Just because some of you don’t want to buy this gadget (myself included), what makes you think you represent the entire readership?

    It will be obvious to sponsors whether their ad is a fit once they see how many clicks and sales they get. Don’t want it? DON’T BUY IT. No need to be a snark about it.

    Peace <3

  27. Verity

    October 6, 2014

    oh dear.
    I came here to comment about how the blog has lost its spark recently and feels like it is being taken over by sponsorship that doesn’t mesh with the rest of the content – and I found I am not the only one who thinks this.

    I don’t think it is ‘hating’ most of these comments though critical are trying to be constructive.

    • jordan
      • jordan
      • October 6, 2014

      Thanks for your concern Verity. It is a little disheartening for me to hear criticism (whether constructive or not) from people who have never left a comment ever. People only take the time to comment to criticize?

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