This $10 laundry product should be a staple in every home.

By Brigitt Earley
Updated March 23, 2017
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Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus

I’ll be 30 years old in just a few short weeks, but I didn’t own an iron until two years ago when my grandmother gave me one as an engagement gift. It was, apparently, a sort of gag gift because I refused to let her iron my clothes at the tender age of five. But, as they say, some things never change.

Though I am now the proud owner of an iron, I’m still not ironing my clothes. No, not because I like to rock wrinkles. But, because somewhere along the way I discovered a miracle product: Downy Wrinkle Releaser.

The little spray bottle, which comes in both full and travel sizes, is a busy (lazy?) person’s dream come true. You simply spritz it onto your garment, tug and smooth, and put it on. As an added bonus, the spray has a fresh scent that revives dull-smelling garments and, let’s be honest, buys you some time between dry cleans. (Yes, it works on dry clean-only items!)

I’ve used it on everything from plain old T-shirts and cotton dresses to silk blouses and fancier dresses. The trusty spray never fails me.

Before the days of Amazon, it was a little tricky to find the stuff. I only ever saw it at Bed, Bath and Beyond. Now that my Prime account will send a new bottle to me at lightening speed, availability isn’t much of a problem. But I will tell you a trick that’ll save you a little bit of money: When the bottle only has about one-quarter of its contents left, fill it halfway with water. You’ll get a few more months’ worth.

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As for my iron? Thank you, Grandma. It has been very useful for all of my craft projects.