Instead of buying pricey wrinkle releaser, when the fabric softener bottle is almost empty fill it half way with clear water, shake and pour into a spray bottle. It works exactly the same was as the $4.00+ per bottle stuff in the stores. Use it for freshening clothes that don't quite yet need to be laundered or for quick wrinkle treatment. Works great!
By Sharon from Warrensburg, MO
Also you need to be careful and make sure you put enough water in it and mix it up good before you spray it because if you don't it could stain your clothes.
If my clothes are clean but wrinkled, I just mist plain ole water on them (via a spray bottle) and give 'em a good shake/smoothing over. The wrinkles disappear just as they would with the fabric softener mixture (which I only use on clothing that could stand a little freshening up before wearing).
I love the smell of Febreze, but can't stand the price so I searched for an online equivalent which I can not take credit for but will gladly share. Go to any local store and take the caps off the liquid fabric softener, sniff away till you find one you like. Purchase the softener and a spray bottle.
Great tip about spraying the laundry! =)
My husband is an upholstery & carpet cleaner. He said this would be a horrible idea - it would leave a residue that would actualy attract dirt. Most fabric softeners are petroleum based. Even natural fabric softeners - even though they are plant based - would leave a residue unless rinsed. Think about it - would you spray diluted hair conditioner or lotion on your furniture? A cheap & easy alternative would be a spray bottle filled w/an essential oil you like, water & a bit of alcohol.
You can mix a small amount of any type liquid clothes softener with water in a spray bottle then hang the wrinkled item on a hanger and spray generously.
Mix 1/3 cup water, 1/3 cup fabric softener and 1/3 cup of vinegar in a spray bottle with fine mist nozzle. Spray onto clothing then tug and pull the item to smooth it. Hang or lay flat to dry.
I recently saw an infomercial for reusable sheets you put in the dryer to remove wrinkles. Anyone know the name of this product?
By peg2911 from Columbus, OH
I don't know the name of it but I know an idea that's cheaper. Simply take a regular sponge (one that doesn't have the green scratchy on the back) and mix up your own more frugal softener: in a gallon water jug (or milk jug that's been cleaned out) mix one or two tablespoons of the cheapest fabric softener with water and mix.
Once you have the laundry in the dryer, wet a sponge with the mixture and throw it in the load. Works like a charm!
For clothes that are already dry, and wrinkled, I just give them a spray with water, and pop them back in the dryer, along with regular dryer sheets , or more economical, dryer balls.
Could alcohol or vinegar be added to homemade wrinkle releaser to kill mold in it?
Try adding grapefruit seed extract (GSE) to the water in the ratio of 10 drops of GSE per cup of water. You do not need to rinse the solution away afterwards. The GSE solution in the spray bottle will remain potent for a long time and can be reused again and again as GSE has a long shelf life. GSE kills mold naturally as the citric acid from the grapefruit attacks mold. GSE also disinfects and deodorizes as well. You can buy GSE from most health food stores and online.
I use metal binder clips or clothes pins to add weight by clipping them on the bottom hem before hanging and spraying. How you place them depends on the garment but I use it on linen mostly.
How can I make a homemade wrinkle remover for the dryer? I like the wrinkle removers that you can spray on your clothes and then put them the dryer. The ones you buy are costly and I wanted a way you can make a solution at home that work as well.
By Claudia S
If you spray a wrinkled garment with a little water and tumble it in the dryer for a few minutes, the wrinkles come out. Add a little liquid fabric softener to the spray bottle of water if you have it on hand to add a nice fragrance. No need to buy expensive sprays.
If you wear a cotton blouse and it gets wrinkles but not soiled enough to wash again I've found that you can spray with water and hang on the shower curtain rod and it will dry usually wrinkle free.
I was buying a bottle of wrinkle releaser every week so I decided to experiment with cost costing methods. At first I simply added water to make the bottle last longer. Then I decided that was still too expensive.
I have had fabric softener stains on some clothes before, usually if it spilled directly on the fabric. Has anyone found that these wrinkle-release spray recipes leave spots or anything?
No they sure don't, and I have always loved downy wrinkle release!
Yes Downy Wrinkle releaser leaves a spotty stain where I've sprayed it over the area I've used it on. It always washes out next laundry day but disappointed I can't wear it. Trying the vinegar and water solution.
I love using the solution of 1/2 water, 1/2 fabric softener to use as wrinkle spray! It has saved me dragging out the iron so many times.
Add about 10 oz. liquid starch to a large spray bottle, then fill with water. It works best on damp clothing and/or on the clothesline. Spray clothing and let dry, or smooth or pull if badly wrinkled.
Does anyone have a receipe for a wrinkle release spray like Downey? I'm having trouble finding it and also it's very expensive.
By Jill A.
I love wrinkle release spray. However, the cost sucks. What I do is dilute it. I stretch it thin. I found that water alone works for wrinkles but I love the Downy fresh smell so I usually buy a travel size bottle, pour 1/3- 1/2 into a full size spray bottle and fill the rest with water. It works just as good on wrinkles!
I tried some of that stuff in the grocery store that you spray on clothes to get rid of the wrinkles. It was expensive, but it worked.