I hate to iron. I sat here for a minute trying to think of the last time I ironed something and I'm really not sure. I'm not even kidding when I say that it may have been college. Munchkie's Daddy used to enjoy ironing, so he would do it for me when we first got married, but then we discovered Wrinkle Release and it was the best thing that ever happened. We still sometimes have things that need to be ironed, so he'll do it. But if I can get by without ironing, I will. I wear scrubs for work and tend to wash them and leave them in the laundry basket they came up the stairs in. I have gone through all of my wrinkle release and went to the store to buy another and discovered that it was $7! Apparently I never paid attention to this before.
So I came home and Googled "homemade wrinkle release" and found quite a few recipes. I really wanted to find a more natural approach, but I guess that if you're natural you either don't care about wrinkled clothes, don't buy clothes that wrinkle, or iron your clothes because I couldn't find any. But this one is CHEAP, so I decided to try it anyway.
I walked to the Family Dollar down the street and picked up some of the cheapest fabric softener they had, it was $2.50 for this container. Then I used the previous spray bottle, added a little bit of fabric softener, I approximated 2 teaspoons, but to be honest, I didn't measure. Poured in some bottled water (you're supposed to use distilled so there's no bacteria to grow in it) and shook it up. I'm going to add some rubbing alcohol once I buy some to both be an antibacterial agent and to help the water dry faster when sprayed.
Tonight I took some of my scrubs out of the pile of clean laundry in the laundry basket and this is what they looked like. These pants aren't a joke, they really did look like this. The shirt isn't that bad, you can't really tell but the pockets and neckline are the worst.