Not everyone has time to iron, and wrinkle release is not always the solution when in a pinch. At the end of the day, some types of cloth will require either ironing or in the very least, putting on a hanger while wet, and leaving it out to dry, to look passably neat.
Not everyone looks twice at roughly $8 a bottle, either. Which is the going rate of some wrinkle release products out there.
But if you find you've run out of your usual brand, why not try this recipe?
3 tablespoons of fabric softener and the rest water to a 24-32oz spray bottle.
It's that easy.
When my company does their Airbnb turnovers we sometimes end up with sheets that get twisted in the dryer so I supply them with a wrinkle releaser to help create smoother, crispier looking beds when they get remade. But I wasn't about to spend $8/bottle, if I was going to need a lot. So I tried a lot of things. And this was one of them.
I'm not kidding, my sink has been the lab for me testing and combining things. Of course I'm not the first one to figure this out, but I tested making it for my own clothes because.....well I used to buy these releasers because it's far easier to spray and stretch than iron every morning.
So if you're like me, when you run out from the bottle you have, just 3 tablespoons of fabric softener (I use Great Value, I'm cheap and it works) and water to fill that bottle back up and you're good to go.
(disclaimer: we don't have anything to do with Great Value. It just happens to be what I personally use. Bottle below is for image reference only.)