Wrinkles in clothing can be a pain, particularly if you’re traveling and don’t have access to an iron (or the time to iron!) Here’s a very simple homemade wrinkle release spray that you can make yourself for just pennies. . .
This homemade wrinkle remover can be made almost free by visiting the freebie forum to send away for samples of various brands of liquid fabric softener and use the sample. The best part about this simple do it yourself recipe is that you can throw it together in less time than it takes to heat up the iron.
There are several inexpensive remedies for releasing wrinkles from laundry, such as an inexpensive portable steamer
or if you happen to be home you can simply toss the wrinkled garment in the dryer with a dampened washcloth or a couple of ice cubes.
This recipe, however, happens to be our first choice because it travels well and doesn’t take up much space or require electricity.
Liquid Fabric Softener
Combine equal parts of white vinegar, water and fabric softener in a spray bottle. Cap and shake gently to combine. To use, spritz the wrinkled garment liberally with the wrinkle release spray.
As always, test an inconspicuous area of the fabric before use as not all dyes or fabric softeners are created equally.
If you happen to be traveling and forget the spray you can also hang the wrinkled garment in the bathroom while you take a shower, the heat and steam will help relax the fabric. It takes about 15 minutes of constant steam to make a difference so if you tend to take lengthy showers this one will likely work well for you!
A hair styling flat iron works well in a pinch to remove creases, particularly on shirt collars. Be sure to thoroughly clean the iron first if you tend to use product in your hair as these could transfer and potentially stain your shirt.
Saturate a washcloth and wring it out, rub it over the wrinkled areas then apply a hair dryer about 2″ away from the fabric to release creases and wrinkles.
To avoid wrinkles in clothing when traveling ROLL the item like a burrito, this prevents creasing and also saves space in your luggage!