Hate Ironing? Check Out These Hacks

Sep 11, 2015 at 4:26 pm |

There’s no chore I hate more than ironing. I love doing laundry, but something about having to bust out another appliance AND an clunky ironing board seems like such a pain. In fact, I hate ironing so much that I go out of my way to buy clothes that don’t need to be ironed. I just learned of these hacks as alternatives to traditional clothes ironing. Some of them are so ridiculously simple and easy. Try them out and see for yourselves.

1. Shower steam


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While you’re taking a shower, hang your clothes up on the shower rod or towel rack. The steam will straighten out your clothes. Just make sure the bathroom door is properly closed, so steam can’t escape. It takes at least 15 minutes for the steam to work its magic on the wrinkles.

2. Hang up your clothes right after doing laundry


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Remove your clothes out from the dryer a.s.a.p. and fold them or hang them up in your closet. This will help keep wrinkles to a minimum.

3. Tumble dry


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Using a spray bottle, spritz water on your clothes so that they’re slightly damp. Then put the items in the dryer on low or medium heat setting for about 10-20 minutes. Don’t have an empty spray bottle? Another trick is to toss in a damp sock into the dryer with your clothes. Be sure to hang your clothes right away afterwards.

Check out these easy alternatives!