In keeping with the rules of the TV game show, Jeopardy, how about I give you the answer, then you respond with the question, OK?

Answer: 88. Your turn [clock ticking].

Huh? Sorry but no. You’re right that 88 is the number of keys on a piano, but that’s not the answer I was looking for. Eighty-eight is the average number of emails a user receives per day.Laptop computer receiving messagesSo, how average are you? Me? Not even close. I’m fortunate to receive hundreds of messages every day from my wonderful fans and readers.

I just reached in to find the following:

Homemade Wrinkle Release

Dear Mary: I love the Downey Wrinkle release solution in the blue spray bottle. Do you have a homemade recipe? Thank you. Carol 

Dear Carol: Yes, I do. It’s pretty simple, too. You’ll need a spray bottle with a fine-mist nozzle, bottled or distilled water (in case your tap water is highly chlorinated or lots of minerals), liquid fabric softener (or hair conditioner works, too), and rubbing alcohol (70% or 91% are fine), which helps the spray evaporate quickly.

Wrinkle Release

  • 1 cup water bottled or distilled water
  • 3 teaspoons liquid fabric softener
  • 2 teaspoons rubbing alcohol

Pour the ingredients into a spray bottle. Give it a shake, and you’re good to go.

To use: Spray lightly on wrinkled areas. You want this to be damp, not wet. Pull the item taut to help smooth out the wrinkles, and allow to dry completely.

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