Friday, September 6, 2013

Make Your Own Wrinkle Releaser

This post is part of my Organize Pretty Series!

The only thing I hate more than ironing is wrinkles. Introducing homemade wrinkle releaser. You've seen it in the store, maybe even bought it a time or two. But let's face it, it's kinda spendy. And now, no need, you can make your own for super cheap! Thank me later!


What you need:

Simple enough.


What you do:
fill your spray bottle with bottled water, leave room at the top for 2 tbs of fabric softener and 2 tbs of isopropyl alcohol. Now the ratios will actually depend on the amount of water you use. Shake and spray!

Rule of thumb: 1 tbs per 16 oz of water.

PS I once was told that the phrase "rule of thumb" originated from the rule that back in the day, a man wasn't allowed to hit his wife with a stick thicker than his thumb. Not true, I looked it up.


See! This is one of my fave shirts. Chambray is so in, and so wrinkly. 


BEFORE

PS "Rule of thumb" comes from carpenters. They used to used their thumbs to measure. Not The Carpenters (why do birds suddenly appear), but wood workers.


AFTER

Now it's just the perfect amount of unwrinkled. I don't want to look perfectly pressed. :)


There you have it. Go forth and unwrinkle. No iron necessary!

PS I used an empty Method cleaning solution bottle. I love that the labels come off so cleanly. Reduce, reuse, recycle. And I added this cute chalkboard vinyl label and a bistro marker to make it real cute.



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20 comments:

  1. This is something I really need - thanks - pinning!

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  2. Hello!!!!! This is awesome thank you so much I hate hate to iron I will be making some of this this weekend. You rock my friend.

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  3. Hello, I hate to iron, too. So this makes it much easier. But do you really need the isopropyl alcohol? And what is it for?

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    1. The alcohol make it evaporate quickly and makes it so you don't get spots on your clothes!

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  4. Hi, I just wanted to let you know I found your post on Pinterest, tried it, and it works like a charm. It's perfect for my teenage son who has no concept of what an iron is or does. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Yay, I am so happy that I have made your life just a little easier! Thanks for letting me know! XO

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  5. This is super cool! Thanks! Can't wait to give it a try.

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  6. I really tested this out. I took my laundry out of the dryer and let the shirts sit in the bottom for an hour. Wrinkle city right. So I made mixed up all the ingredients and sprayed the shirts as I hung them. I followed the old wrinkle releaser directions: Hang the garment on a hanger. Spray garment evenly on both sides, smooth the garment flat and give it a few tugs. With in minutes it was like It was never wrinkled. This is awesome!

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    1. Awesome! So happy to hear that it worked so well for you!

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  7. You might be the smartest person I know. And PS I kinda wish "rule of thumb" did come from Carpenters (Rainy Days and Mondays Always Get Me Down). :)

    Making this ASAP!!

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    1. Didn't you already know that... ? I am loving The Carpenters reference. Why do birds suddenly appear...?

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  8. Great idea-my hubby is picky about wrinkles so this is good to know.

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  9. Does the alcohol change the colors of any of the fabrics?

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  10. You said 2 tbsp for the bottle water which is 16 oz then as your rule of thumb 1 for every 16 oz. Did i misunderstand ?

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  11. So its 1 tbsp or 2 for the bottle water?you indicate both

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  12. Does this only work for 100% cotton or will it work on fabric blends too?

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    1. It works on every fabric I have tried it on!

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  14. Nope! The alcohol is just in there to make it evaporate quicker.

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