DowneyPack a Small Bottle of Downey Wrinkle Releaser
I hate ironing and I’m not very good at it. I try to buy clothes that are wrinkle-free—but even they don’t always seem to be free of wrinkles. (Is it just me or are the people behind these products just a bunch of scammers claiming that the clothes don’t wrinkle?)

Regardless, I was reading some packing tips from my colleague Gary Leff and he said that he never leaves home without a bottle of Downey Wrinkle Releaser because just a few spritzes of the stuff is all it takes to get wrinkles out. It almost sounds too good to be true, but I trust Gary, so I just ordered a bottle myself (since I’m desperate not to look like the wrinkled man). has 3 oz bottles (so I can pack it in my carry-on) for under $3 plus shipping.



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8 Comments On "Travel Tip of the Day: Pack a Small Bottle of Downey Wrinkle Releaser"
  1. thepixinator|

    That stuff is fantastic; I know a lady who dresses her kids and sprays them front and back with Downy Wrinkle Releaser as they walk out the door to get on the school bus. It’s easier than ironing!
    Also, as for your observation about no-iron fabrics; the wrinkle resistant finishes in those fabrics will last a little while, but they won’t outlast multiple washings. I’m leery of the chemicals in those finishes, so I prefer to just wear knits with drape if I can help it when I travel, unless I have to wear business attire. It never occurred to me to pack a small bottle of the Downy Wrinkle Releaser for my business shirts, though; that’s a great idea.

  2. Lee Richardson|

    You can also purchase a large bottle, then pour a small amount into a clean, empty hair spray sample-sized bottle. Be sure to label the recycled container so you don’t” wrinkle-release” your hair.

  3. Marcia Frost (@SpiritsTraveler)|

    I always travel with a small bottle of Downy Wrinkle Releaser. My clothes are always wrinkle-free fabrics, but it’s great for refreshing clothes after a long day or when you unpack them.

  4. Jason|

    A cheaper alternative is to use 1 teaspoon fabric softener with approximately 1 cup of water (adjust according to amount needed) and pour into a spray bottle.

    1. Johnny Jet|

      Good one!

  5. Anonymous|

    Have been using this great product for years. It definitely takes the wrinkles out and makes the clothes smell fresh

  6. Anonymous|

    The Dollar Tree carries some “generic” brand, which I love to use as well. I always spritz & a quick pull on them and hang in bathroom while I shower the steam helps release the wrinkles fast.

  7. Steve|

    I havent tried Downy Winkle Remover yet, but i have some on order from Amazon. Consumer Reports in their May 2015 issus, page 20, gives it a good review.

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