Here are three ways to get those creases out of your clothes without an iron.
While some people find ironing therapeutic, the majority of us avoid it like the plague. Whether you’re currently outsourcing your ironing or covering up those creases under a jumper, at some point you may find that your solution isn’t as soundproof as you had hoped.
Disaster can strike at anytime, for instance, when you’re running late for an event, or worse, work, and realise that the outfit which you had mentally picked is crumpled, making it look like you wore it to bed last night. Or when you pull your clothes out of your suitcase only to find that they didn’t travel well as you’d hoped.
Now, for the good news, here are three ways to get those creases out of your clothes without an iron. No excuses for wrinkled wardrobes now!
1. Banish creases with a blow dry
Not only does your hairdryer smooth out your hair, it can do the same for your clothes. Remove crinkles by hanging your item and blow drying it from a distance of one or two inches.
2. De-wrinkle with a damp towel
Using a damp towel works well because the clothing dries without the wrinkles. Lay your item on a flat surface before putting a damp cloth, towel or paper towel over it. Press down and smooth out the wrinkled area and then leave to dry.
Another option if you have access to a dryer, is to put the damp cloth in the dryer with the creased item for a couple of minutes. Make sure that the item can be put in the dryer first though!
3. Say sayonara with steam
It’s no surprise that steam removes creases from clothing. While this method may take slightly longer, you can multitask and have your shower at the same time to save water!
Make sure that all the windows and doors in your bathroom are closed, and don’t turn on the fan so the room will steam up. Hang your item on the shower rod or somewhere close to the steam but where it won’t get wet. Then shower like normal, and let the steam work its magic and shift those stubborn creases.
Alternatively, you can use a kettle to achieve the same effect. Bring the water to the boil before holding the creased section of your item about 30 centimetres away from the spout. Allow the steam to soften any wrinkles. This works best with smaller items or clothing where only a small section is creased.
Do you have any other tips or tricks for avoiding ironing?
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