Learn how new innovative products and appliances solve every day wrinkles, to save you money and time.
It used to be that if you wanted to make a good wrinkle-free impression, you had to spend hours ironing or deal with the cost and inconvenience of the dry cleaner. Today, modern innovation and technology is solving one of the key headaches in the laundry room: how to have fresh, wrinkle free clothes without the work or the expense.
Treat Yourself: SWASH
This slim-line very attractive machine will fit practically anywhere in your home and take care of your dry cleaning for you. The manufacturer claims it removes light wrinkles, neutralizes order and extends the life of your clothes in ten minutes. The system uses scented disposable SWASH Pods.
We didn’t have the opportunity to test this appliance ourselves, but if it does what is claimed, SWASH should pay for itself in six months, if you dry clean on a weekly basis.
Retail Price of SWASH appliance: $499. Swash Pods: $6.99 each.
Save Money: Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus
This product is perfect for when you are on the go. A suitcase full of wrinkled clothes can be transformed in minutes. It is great for everyday use, too. Just spray a bit of Downy Wrinkle Release on your clothing, then tug and smooth out the wrinkles. In our tests, clothes remained wrinkle free all day. As a bonus, we noticed that winter static was gone as well.
“I discovered Downy Wrinkle Release in college since my dorm room was too small for an ironing board,” says Brandon Smith of Folsom, Pa. “Now, although out of school, I'm always on the run. It is quick and easy fix for your clothes that smells great!”
An economical choice, Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus retails for $15.99 for almost 17 ounces. Other sizes are also available.