Wrinkles are unwanted because they look messy. Did you know you can get the wrinkles out of your clothes without breaking out the iron by harnessing the power of steam in other ways? Of course, we all know about irons, but getting out the whole ironing setup is not always convenient. We'll discuss ironing basics but go further with ways to get wrinkles out of your clothes without using an old fashion iron.
Grab the blow dryer for this trick. Hold the dryer about 2 inches away from the clothing item, blow hot air evenly across the surface for a few minutes, and the wrinkles should smooth right out. The blow dryer technique is perfect for the work dresses you need ready in a jiffy because your shift starts in half an hour, and you still have to do your hair.
This one is perfect for morning routines because you'll likely be taking a shower anyway. Bring the clothing items like your women's chino shorts and linen shirts to the bathroom and hang them in a clean area.
Close the bathroom doors and windows, and take a super hot shower. The goal is to produce a lot of steam in the room to relax the clothing's fabric, thus releasing wrinkles. You should see noticeable results in about 15 minutes.
Did you know your tea kettle can serve as an impromptu steam iron? Use caution with this one, as the kettle gets boiling; avoid burning yourself or your clothing. Boil water and hold the kettle a foot away from the item, such as a cashmere cardigan, using the steam to steam iron your sweater. Do not let the kettle touch the clothing; it will likely leave a burn mark.
Our next trick is perfect when you have to multitask because the baby shower is in an hour, but you still need to wrap the gift and pick up the flowers, but your midi dress is wrinkled. Read the clothing's care instructions to ensure it's safe to go in the dryer. Place 2 fresh ice cubes in with the dress and set the dryer to high; the ice cubes melting will produce steam, relieving the item of its wrinkled appearance.
Similarly to the ice cube in the dryer, this technique is a time saver. Spray your flannel shirts with a clean water solution so that it is moist but not soaked, and place it in the dryer at a high setting (depending on the care instructions). The moisture will help the fabric release its wrinkles, and you should be ready for the day in 10-15 minutes, depending on your dryer.
Sometimes, you can get the same results from throwing the item in the dryer with a few damp dryer sheets rather than spraying the clothing.
Here's a method for getting wrinkles out of clothing, such as women's dress shirt on collars and other detailed areas. Before turning on the flat iron, remove hair product residue from the plates with an alcohol wipe. Swipe the collar with the hot iron and see immediate results.
Steam irons are great; they're handheld and don't require an ironing board. Careful, the steam gets hot.
If you're out of practice or new to ironing, here are a few basic steps to ensure wrinkle-free clothing without a hitch.
Avoid the majority of wrinkles from forming by reducing the size of laundry loads. Stay near the laundry when doing it to speed up switching loads into the dryer and folding laundry. Avoid leaving clothes wet in the washer, and move the load out of the dryer as soon as it is done. You can avoid wrinkles from the get-go by folding or hanging clothes quickly after pulling them from the dryer.
Still, clothing wrinkles; it's just how life is. But now that you have multiple ways to de-wrinkle your clothing, you can dress confidently in your wrinkle-free outfit.