I HATE ironing.
I hope that was clear enough for you. There is no beating around the bush or sugar coating how I feel about ironing.
Let me explain why I hate ironing so much. It's really very simple.... I can't do it. I have tried for years!
Many people have shown me their fancy sure fire never fail tricks and I still stink at it. Try as hard as I can, I can't do it. The clothes look sloppy and uneven and it's just plain sad.
So you can understand my enthusiasm when I saw this homemade wrinkle release spray. Heck yea I was going to try it. I went to the store just to buy the fabric softener so I could try it that day.
- 1/3 cup liquid fabric softener
- 1/3 cup white vinegar
- 1/3 cup water
I mentioned in my bathtub cleaner post, that I get really skeptical when people proclaim that something is the greatest, so when they said "it is seriously like magic" I started to doubt, but I was still hopeful and cheering for a good outcome.
I bought the cheapest fabric softener I could find and mixed everything in a spray bottle (do you have any idea how many spray bottles I have around my house right now? Way to many to count)
I have a skirt that is always wrinkly, it was the perfect victim. I sprayed it until it was wet then gave it a good shake.
The Verdict: The wrinkles were gone! Completely gone! I was blown away. The original person who posted this was right, it was magic!!!!
Then I went and grabbed one of my sons white shirts to see how the spray would do on those microscopic wrinkles that make a shirt look like an old piece of waded up paper.
Again, blown away. Of course his shirt didn't have that crisp freshly ironed look, but it was wrinkle free, and that's what's important.
Unfortunately there is a downside, this isn't a "oh crap I'm suppose to be somewhere in 10 min and all of my clothes are wrinkled" fix. The fabric softener left a noticeable smell, but it faded in a few days. Also, you are spraying until the fabric is wet, and it takes time to dry.
However, these two downsides are very fixable; I now keep a bottle in my closet so when I'm hanging up clothes I can take care of the wrinkled ones right then.
I love when I find something this fantastic that makes my life easier. Now all that is left is to give my iron and ironing board their eviction notice.