Tide-To-Go and Downy Wrinkle Releaser: I’ll Never Cruise Again Without Them

Today, I thought I would pass along a couple of helpful items that I take on every cruise. Tide-To-Go and Downy Wrinkle Releaser are two products that I won’t sail without (and no, this is not a sponsored post).

Tide-To-Go is a stain remover “pen” that fits in a purse or bag, or even a coat pocket. This product has saved the day many times for me on formal nights. One time, my daughter spilled coffee on her cream colored dress and I managed to spill some red wine on my gold colored dress. All I had to do was pull-out my Tide-To-Go pen and “erase” the stain. If it wasn’t for Tide-To-Go, our evening would have been interrupted by us having to go back to our room to change.

With the stain remover there to rescue us, we were able to go straight from dinner to the show and enjoy the rest of the formal evening all while wearing two of our favorite dresses. Tide-To-Go works well on tomato, barbecue sauce, ketchup, grape juice, coffee, wine, tea and chocolate sauce. It doesn’t work very well on grease, however.

Downey Wrinkle Releaser is also another great product to take along on a cruise. I use it to take the packing wrinkles out of more casual clothes. While at home, I might throw such items in the clothes dryer for a few minutes to release the wrinkles. On a cruise ship, I don’t have that option. I don’t know of any cruise lines that allow passengers to have irons in their rooms, so if passengers need something pressed, they have to send it out. I just can’t see doing that for T-shirts and shorts. The Downey Wrinkle Releaser really helps in this situation. I can just spray the items that are a bit wrinkled, and then smooth out the wrinkles by hand. It is not as good as a regular pressing, but it is a big improvement if something has gotten a few wrinkles from packing.

Does anyone else have any similar items or tips that they just have to take with them on a cruise?