The Simple DIY Wrinkle Releaser That Replaces The Need For A Steamer

Picture this: you're getting dressed to go out, and you put on the perfect outfit, but when you look in the mirror, it's crushed, and so are your spirits. The iron is nowhere to be found, and now you regret not buying that steamer. Fortunately, you and your creased clothes don't have to stay at home because a simple three-ingredient concoction is here to save the day. You can make a wrinkle-release spray with items you probably already have in the house — distilled white vinegar, fabric softener, and rubbing alcohol.

The vinegar and fabric softener soothe the clothing fibers, allowing you to gently smooth out the wrinkles with your hands. This is similar to how each product benefits your fabrics in the washing machine. Also, rubbing alcohol helps the solution dry faster, so you're not trading wrinkly clothes for damp ones. It is a great solution to get rid of wrinkles without an iron or steamer or even when the electricity goes out.

Easy wrinkle-release recipe

To create the wrinkle releaser, you need 1 cup of distilled vinegar, 1 teaspoon of fabric softener, and 1 teaspoon of rubbing alcohol. Combine all the ingredients in a spray bottle and shake, and the spray is ready to go. Before targeting any wrinkles, it is best to test the DIY solution on an unnoticeable spot of your clothing to ensure the releaser is compatible with the fabric. If it passes the test, lay your garment flat and mist the wrinkles. You only want to dampen the fibers, not soak them, so use sparingly. Once the garb is damp, gently smooth the creases with your hand before hanging the garment to air dry.

If you don't have any fabric softener handy, you can substitute it with a hair conditioner. It is a surprising way to use hair conditioner around the house and will add a nice scent to your apparel. This recipe calls for 2 cups of water, 1 teaspoon of hair conditioner, and 1 tablespoon of white vinegar. Then, it is the same process of mixing everything, misting your clothes, smoothing out the wrinkles, and letting the pieces air dry. You can save any extra wrinkle releaser in your closet or near the iron for easy access. But it helps to know how to fold and store your clothes to minimize wrinkles so you won't need the spray too often.