I’m trying something a little different today. I wanted to give you a how-to post on how to remove wrinkles using iron and vinegar. Let’s just say it’s my gift to you this week. We can call it a Valentine’s Day gift if you would like. Happy Valentine’s day! Now, go do some chores.
My husband and I are trying to live more green (isn’t everyone?). So, white vinegar is a staple in our home now. It has so many versatile applications, and it’s inexpensive too! It’s a must have household cleaning powerhouse.
I LOVE fabric. I love how many pretty patterns there are. I love the possibilities of what a new piece of fabric could be—anything, really! I’ll go to a fabric store and browse endless patterns of fabric: sometimes coming home with a few different items to play around with.
I usually get lofty ideas that I’ll make a purse, or curtains, or something else fabulous out of this new pretty piece of fabric (Pinterest is usually the inspiration for this misplaced energy). Most of the time, however, the fabric ends up in the closet tossed to the side like yesterday’s news.
So, when I get another NEW idea to pull out the sewing machine (forgetting how many expletives I uttered or how many times I said I would NEVER do this again), I usually try to turn to my own little fabric stash before running back to the craft store. What I usually find is a wrinkly mess waiting for me. So I pull out the iron and get to work. But no matter how hard I try to get those pesky creases out, they just won’t budge.
One day, while I was working on such a project, I turned to Google to find something to fix this problem. I didn’t want to have to purchase a product just for the task, and I was hoping I could find an all natural alternative, anyway. What I found couldn’t be easier:
1) Pour vinegar in spray bottle.
2) Do Not Dilute
3) Spray on crease
Seriously, it’s that easy. I couldn’t believe it.
The creases came out so easily too. Before the vinegar, I was pumping the steam button on the iron and using my body weight trying to remove the wrinkles with little success. After a quick spray of vinegar, the wrinkles came right out! I seriously couldn’t believe how well it worked.
One word of warning though: If you want to try this on your clothing, it will smell like vinegar for a little while (depending on how much you use). I ironed a dress with vinegar and when I put it on I could smell it a bit. A spritz of body spray covered it right up though.
Chalk up another reason to love vinegar and its multipurpose superpowers.
Do you have any quick and easy tips about using vinegar?