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HATE TO IRON? I have the solution!

If you hate to iron or just don't have the time, The Downy Wrinkle Releaser might be your answer to prayer.

What is it? Downy Wrinkle Releaser is an easy-to-use spray that smoothes out wrinkles in seconds and leaves clothes with a light fresh scent. Just spray, tug, and smooth any time you need to quickly reduce wrinkles without the hassle of an iron. Its unique formula relaxes fibers to help release wrinkles.

Although I'm notorious for ironing just about everything; sweatshirts, jeans, sheets and actually enjoy ironing, it can be a total time suck. So when I came across this product at Target ($6.99), I had to give it a try, especially since there is nothing but rave reviews on Drugstore.com and Amazon.

My thoughts: This stuff is pretty spectacular. It's perfect for those shirts that are a crinkled mess from sitting in the dryer too long or have been shoved in the closet for some time. But I do need to set your expectations - it won't get them perfect. For deep creases and more substantial wrinkling, the spray alone isn't enough. I found that by spraying clothing and then tumble drying on low, most could be made wrinkle free without ironing. But for those that are super anal about having perfectly pressed clothing or for heavily crinkled clothing, you're going to have to still bust out the iron.

Overall, I give this product a B+. It does what it claims to do and can be a big saver in a time crunch. And how genius is it that they make a travel size for those annoying suitcase folds and wrinkles?!? Quick tip: If you really want to get rid of wrinkles for good, turn the hotel shower on really hot, close the door and let the bathroom get super steamy. Then spray the Wrinkle Releaser on your garments and hang your clothes on the shower rod with the water running for about 10 minutes. The steam combined with the Wrinkle Releaser will loosen the wrinkles just as good as an iron.

Beware: The product can leave waterspots on special fabrics like silk and rayon. And some of the reviews I read said it left a sticky film on their clothing.

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