DIY Wrinkle Releaser

5 Minutes
When I was in college, I made it my personal goal to avoid ironing at all costs. I managed to go for weeks without ever ironing a thing. And I wasn’t wearing jeans and t-shirts, either. I attended a conservative Bible college where the men wore shirts and ties and the ladies wore dresses. I managed at the time thanks to Downy's wrinkle release spray.
Fast forward (many years) and I STILL hate ironing. This is what laundry looks like in my house:
My poor husband. He’s on his own when it comes to ironing his dress shirts. But we also have this little thing called a budget, and $5 wrinkle removing spray is not in it. Now, thanks to my love of all things Pinterest, I have discovered an insanely cheap solution: DIY Wrinkle Releaser! You are going to laugh when you realize how easy and inexpensive this is! Are you ready?

What you need:

1. Spray bottle

2. Fabric softener

3. Water

What to do:

1. Open spray bottle

2. Pour 1 Tbsp fabric softener into bottle

3. Pour 1 cup water into bottle

4. Shake to mix and then spray a light mist over your clothing, smoothing with your hands.

The end.

Seriously, that’s it.
Obviously there are some things you just can't get around ironing, but for a quick freshening before you toss on your clothes for the day, you can't beat this simple trick! Check out the link below for more!
Nicole Burkholder
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  • Elle Elle on Aug 24, 2016
    Can I use this method instead of starch? But still iron anyway?

  • Sau21679143 Sau21679143 on Aug 04, 2017
    my Downey has separated how do I get it back to normal? Thank you 🦋BIU

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  • Dori B Dori B on Aug 04, 2017
    Thanks for a great tip.
    I've always used a plain water mist to freshen clothes in the drier ... but now I'll add a dab of fresh scented softener to that plain water and hang them up instead. wrinkle free and smells fresh too. Love it.

  • Nimfa Dg Nimfa Dg on Jul 14, 2021

    We're in the league of wives who let the hubby do their own ironing - most of the time🤗

    But to avoid need for ironing, it begins with the fresh laundry shake, clothes straightening and keeping them in hangers instead of folding. I bet I must have saved a lot in power bills with this lahndry sort of arm exercises😅