Save Money and Time with this DIY Wrinkle Releaser

I have fond memories of earning extra cash by ironing my big bro’s uniforms back in the day. Looking back, I realize he hated to iron. It was a chore that he found boring and tricky at the same time. Had there been some sort of magic spray back then that destroyed wrinkles, we would have had it.

Lo and behold, there are store-bought versions of wrinkle removing sprays that can help if you’re in an inconvenient pinch, or simply hate ironing. You can also make your own homemade version. Traveling without access to an iron? Do you give the iron a side-eye every time you see one?  Got ya covered!

Jillee of One Good Thing was inspired to come up with a wrinkle release spray by her road trip battles with wrinkles. The spray has saved her the hassle of tracking down an iron when she didn’t have access to one or if it wasn’t convenient. This spray can be taken or made during your travels, and kept at home too!


Wrinkle Release Spray

Materials

  • 1 clean, empty spray bottle with a “mist” setting on the nozzle
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 teaspoon hair conditioner
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar

Directions

  1. Pour the Water

    Pour the warm water into the spray bottle. Make sure the temperature is warm enough to dissolve your ingredients.

  2. Add Conditioner

    Add the hair conditioner to the water.

  3. Add Vinegar

    Add in the white vinegar.

  4. Cap it

    Place the cap and nozzle onto the spray bottle. Tighten it completely.

  5. Shake it

    Shake the spray bottle vigorously until all the hair conditioner is dissolved.

  6. Spread It

    Lie your garment on a flat surface and smooth it out.

  7. Spray It

    Grab your spray bottle and, holding it about 12 inches away from the item, mist it gently. Jillee mentions to be careful not to saturate your clothing, but spray it enough to where it’s damp.

  8. Dry It

    Give your garment a tug and a stretch to help the fibers catch the spray and start to relax. Let it lie flat to dry. You can also hang it up to dry. Jill says the dry time should be about ½ hour to 1 hour.

 

For stubborn wrinkles, like the ones around button holes or shoulders, you can give it a little extra spritz. The great thing about this spray is that you can make a few batches to keep on hand, and put them into smaller bottles. This can come in handy in the car, or if you’re anyplace else where you can’t get to an iron. The best part? The price. Skip the name brand stuff and get to shaking bottles!

If you have a household with teenagers, surely each one would want their own bottle for the times they decide to go wrinkle-free. Your college kid who’s openly declared that he doesn’t iron can also receive a care package full of them. For the rest of us who don’t like wrinkles and need a save when an iron isn’t near, this is a good solution. What’s your stance on ironing? How many bottles of this would you keep around? Tell us in the comments!