Wednesday, March 28, 2007

WFMW: Febreeze Ironing Tip

Welcome to another Works For Me Wednesday Tip, brought to you by none other than Shanon at Rocks In My Dryer ... make sure to stop by her blog and take a gander at all the incredible tips shared each and every Wednesday!

Today, I'm sharing a tip that I accidentally stumbled upon, but now absolutely love.

First, you should know that prior to my having a baby, I ironed everything I wore. Yes. It was an obsessive-compulsive disorder I had. But fear not! This nasty disorder was quickly corrected once Hunter entered our lives and sucked every single free moment out of my life. Now, things get ironed as needed, and sometimes ... well, let's just say that sometimes I'm a wee bit wrinkled, and it isn't pretty (much to my mother's horror, who irons her sheets, people!!! Now THAT's just a sickness!).

One day, when I went to iron something for work, I noticed that my squirty water bottle was broken, hence, no longer squirting. Desperate for a substitute, I fished out an empty Febreeze bottle from the trash, rinsed, filled with fresh water, and re-used for ironing. But I noticed a pleasant smell ... from leftover Febreeze in the spray thingie.

So, once I replaced my squirt bottle, I started adding 3 tablespoons of Febreeze to the water (about 3 cups) I iron with. Not only does it serve it's original purpose of getting the wrinkles out, but it serves to freshen up my clothing, too. I have never really liked the thought of spraying the full-strength of Febreeze onto my clothing, but 3 tablespoons added to about 3 cups of water didn't worry me too much.

So there you have it ... probably a no-brainer for some, but a brainstorm for me, and a cheaper alternative to buying those pricey scented linen sprays!

11 comments:

Rocks In My Dryer said...

That is brilliant. BRILLIANT! And I might actually adopt that idea if I ever, you know, start ironing my clothes.

Just curious...do you have a brand of iron you love? I have a cheapy and am wondering if it's worth it to replace with something nicer.

Susanne said...

Now that idea deserves some kind of award or something from the Febreeze company. They could make a commercial with that.

R said...

I'm so glad I found this...I LOVE to starch and iron! I'd totally do my sheets if I had time. What a great tip--thanks!

Anonymous said...

I know someone who irons her socks and underwear too.... I mean seriously.

Kristen said...

Wow! Great idea! That is....if I ever iron anything ever again! ;-) (I hate ironing!)

Stacey said...

What a wonderful idea! I love it!!

Rona's Home Page said...

Awesome tip. I actually am an Iron Fan. I find it relaxing to setup my ironing board and rack and go at it. Of course when our son was little it was hard to fit that task into my day.

justabeachkat said...

I'll definitely try this. I don't mind ironing if I have a good movie to watch. I rent one I've been wanting to watch and then catch up on all my ironing. I love this idea! Thanks.

momrn2 said...

This idea may be a "no brainer" but if it is, this simple brain never thought of it. What a fabulous idea!

I may even start ironing a bit now just to get a fresh scent! :-)

Shalee said...

Brilliant, GiBee! Now, if only I could find my iron again...

Justice Fergie said...

genius! but that would mean I have to actually IRON something. Maybe one day :-) thanks for the tip.