I’ve always loved doing laundry. The fresh smell of clean clothes, the warmth that comes from a “just-out-of-the-dryer” blanket, and the methodical act of folding clothes. What I don’t love so much is how when I accidentally leave clothes in the dryer, everything gets all wrinkled and then there’s also the dreaded “Dry Clean Only” label. Blech. Fortunately, there are products available that can address all of these issues in an effective and fresh smelling manner.
Let’s tackle the issue of Dry Clean Only clothing. It seems like more and more stores are putting out “dry clean only” clothing, as if to say that these are quality items (even if they aren’t.) I have difficultly justifying a $4.00 dry clean for a sweater that has only been worn once. Enter Dryel. Dryel allows you to dry clean your clothes in the comfort of your own home with just your dryer. Simply throw the Dryel sheet into the Dryel bag along with 3-4 clothing items, dry, then in 20-30 minutes you have fresh smelling, “dry cleaned” clothes! I’ve saved hundreds of dollars on dry cleaning costs by using Dryel. They also have a 3-in-1 touch-up spray to give once worn clothes a little bit of freshness, as well as an on the go stain remover – something every woman should have in her purse.
To deal with wrinkled clothes, I have two products in my arsenal. The first is the Downy Wrinkle Releaser and the next is the bounce Ironing Spray. These two products are amazing. I use the Downy Wrinkle Releaser all the time to get pesky little wrinkles out in a flash without needing to iron. Simply spray the Wrinkle Releaser onto the wrinkled item (a light mist evenly across) and then tug and flatten the clothing item into wrinkle-free submission. Just to show you how awesome it is, here is a before and after shot of a cotton t-shirt that was all wrinkled from being left in the dryer too long. (No ironing needed!)
By the way, the Downy Wrinkle Releaser also has a great scent and helps your clothes smell uber fresh.
If you want that extra level of crispness for dress shirts or slacks, then you’ll want to use the bounce Ironing Spray. As you are ironing, just spray the Ironing Spray evenly onto the clothing item and iron. Ultimately, the bounce Ironing Spray helps give the shirt a “just starched” look but it isn’t stiff or flakey.
A few other products to keep in your arsenal include the febreze Laundry Odor Eliminator, Dreft Laundry Stain Remover, and Dreft Gentle Clean Multi Surface. The febreze Laundry Odor Eliminator is perfect for getting rid of those extra strong funks that can sometimes linger in “very worn” cloths. (As in, that shirt that hubs did yard work in or clothes that accidentally got left in the dryer and got all mildewy.) Just add the odor eliminator into the wash and it will replace the funk with a great fresh smell.
If you have young children around the home, you can use Dreft Laundry Stain Remover and Dreft Gentle Clean Multi Surface to keep the home clean and safe for little ones. The multi surface cleaner effectively cleans counter tops, glass, and other surface using ingredients derived from natural sources. It also leaves a great “baby fresh” scent. The Laundry Stain Remover is specially forumatled to safely address the stains that inevitably come with infants and young children while still being safe to use on fabrics.
For more information about any of these products or to find additional products to help keep your home clean, visit www.onecareco.com.
The WiC Project Clothing Care Giveaway
One winner will receive a clothing care package which includes: a Dryel starter kit, refill and stain pen, Downy Wrinkle Releaser, Bounce Ironing Spray, Febreze Laundry Odor Eliminator and a selection of Tide travel products and lint rollers.
Disclaimer: This post consists of my (and/or fellow tester) opinions only. Your experiences may be different. No compensation was given for this review/giveaway. I did receive a free product from the manufacturer or their representing PR agency to use and test for the purposes of this review. This did not affect the outcome of this review.