A while back I was given a sample of wrinkle releaser. I had my doubts about it, so it sat unused in my cupboard for months…and then I tried it and fell in love.
I felt guilty because of the packaging that would have to be tossed and I wondered about the aerosol spray. I promised myself I would only use it when I traveled or in “emergency” situations. Pretty soon each Sunday became an “emergency situation”. And since I was running late for church I squashed those doubts about the packaging as I pulled the can out to spray away my wrinkles.
Then I ran out right before a business trip and I drove all over town unsuccessfully trying to find more to take with me on my trip. When I returned home empty handed, I had to face the fact that I was going to have to use an iron on my trip and deal with my addiction to wrinkle releaser when I go home.
Except I didn’t. While on my trip, I pretended that the wrinkles magically appeared somewhere along the route from my hotel room to the conference room. And when I returned home, I started looking for an eco-friendly wrinkle releaser because if you can’t give up your addictions, you can at least minimize the environmental impact of them.
I found directions for a homemade wrinkle releaser on Northern Cheapskate. It is made with fabric softener and water – that’s it! Even better, it only costs 4 cents per batch, instead of $4.00 per can. I am already feeling better about myself on Sunday mornings. I may be running late and too lazy to iron, but I am being frugal and eco-friendly as I spray away the wrinkles in my clothing!
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