Recently, I received a sample of a new product called Tide Swash Smooth It Out. It is a spray used for de-wrinkling clothing. I do not like to iron so I figured it was definitely worth a try.
It is very simple to use and works quickly. Hang or lay the article of clothing flat, and slightly dampen the fabric by spraying the product six to eight inches away in a sweeping motion. Smooth out the fabric with your hands, and in a matter of seconds, the wrinkles disappear. It has a light, freshly laundered scent, and it even helps to eliminate static cling.
It is safe to use on just about any kind of fabric, but it is best to use on casual clothing. For use on more delicate fabrics, such as silk, make sure to test on a hidden spot first, because it can potentially leave water spots.
I personally tested Tide Swash Smooth It Out on a few different items. I tried it on a pair of cotton pants that had been folded and had some creasing. I did need to spray a little extra on the pants since the fabric was a little heavier, but the wrinkles did come out. I also tested it on a poly/cotton blend shirt that had been sitting in the dryer for a little too long and had wrinkled a bit. It worked quite well for this. All I needed was a quick spray and tug, and it left the shirt wrinkle free. Another item was a lightweight cotton dress that had been crumpled and stored away for months. It did not work quite as well on that, but I found that for those more stubborn wrinkles, the product can be sprayed on the fabric and used with an iron to get a crisper, pressed look. It did not leave a thick residue on the iron, so it is a nice alternative to heavy spray starches.
This product would be very useful for college students who do not have the space to store an iron and ironing board in their dorm room. Another great use would be for traveling. Tide Swash Smooth It Out comes in a convenient 2.5 ounce aerosol spray can. It easily fits into any travel bag, and it meets TSA liquid carry-on regulations. It also has a twist lock top so it will not leak.
Tide Swash Smooth It Out is not available in stores, but it can be purchased online at two major online retailers. At the time of this article, it is available in a two pack bundle at Amazon.com for $12.99 plus shipping, but it does qualify for free super saver shipping on orders totaling $25 or more. It is also available at drugstore.com for $5.99 each or in a two pack bundle for $11.99, and shipping is free.
If you are in need of a fast and easy way to de-wrinkle and freshen up your clothing, I would definitely give Tide Swash Smooth It Out a try.