I don’t like to iron. Back when I had good intentions, all of our wrinkly, unwearable clothes remained crumpled in a corner forever. Eventually, I came into possession of Bounty’s Wrinkle Releaser spray, and it worked wonders. A few spritzes and a few shakes later, my clothes were smooth…but sticky. Touching a wrinkle-released shirt with damp hands was a recipe for goo.
After a few uses, I realized that the key step in eliminating wrinkles seemed to be vigorouslyshaking out the clothes after spraying on the product. I decided to experiment using plain water. And…
…it worked! A few light mists with a water bottle, a few vigorous shakes, and our clothes relaxed into smooth, supple fabric. I use the spray bottle frequently to smooth out clothes that have been stored in drawers or come out of the dryer looking creased. It works every time. Thinner fabrics like the shirts pictured here need about an hour or so to dry out after a light misting, but thicker fabrics like suit material or sweaters look fine almost immediately. Note, however, that you shouldn’t try this method on clothes that can’t get wet.
Has anyone else used this trick, or are you devoted to the iron’s crisp edges?