Call me old-fashioned, but I love the feel and smell of freshly starched clothes (especially clothes that have been dried on a clothesline). However, I do not like paying 3$ a can for spray starch, nor do I like the idea of filling our landfills with aerosal cans which, if a fire breaks out, can easily explode and injure landfill workers and firefighters. And finding a way to recycle them is just plain difficult.
My solution is to make my own spray starch using water, corn starch, and an old bottle which originally contained "linen water" that I have been reusing for years.
I simply fill the bottle with hot water, add a teaspoon of corn starch, and shake hard! In less than a minute and for pennies, I have enviromentaly safe spray starch. I may try a recipe which calls for boiling the water on the stove first - it is supposed to prevent clumping. I may also experiment with adding drops of different types of essential oils for fragrance.
What are your green or frugal tips?