No More Wrinkles: Ironing Hacks to Save Time

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| LAST UPDATE 05/29/2023

By Dina Wu
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Ironing is like homework - a necessary evil that we all try to avoid as much as possible. But what if we told you that there are ways to make ironing faster, easier, and dare we say, even a little bit fun? That's right, we've gathered a few genius hacks that will help you breeze through your ironing pile in no time!

Let's start with some good news: if you only have a few lightly wrinkled items, you can skip the iron altogether! Toss them in the dryer with a little water spray and let the heat do its magic. The steam will smooth out those wrinkles in no time, leaving you with freshly pressed clothes without the hassle. For larger loads of laundry, try breaking them up into smaller ones. Trust us; your clothes will thank you for giving them more room to tumble around in the dryer. And when you're transferring clothes from the washer to the dryer, don't forget to give them a good shake to untwist and untangle everything before they go in. Another essential tip is to hang your clothes up as soon as possible after they've finished drying. This prevents pesky wrinkles from "setting in" while your clothes are still warm, and gravity will help smooth out any remaining creases.

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When it's time to start ironing, organize your clothes from delicate and less-wrinkled to sturdier and more-wrinkled. This allows your iron to heat up gradually as you go, saving you time and energy. And speaking of ironing, be sure to avoid using circular motions - they can scratch the fabric and ruin the fit of your clothes. Instead, use long, parallel strokes in one direction for best results. If you're still struggling with stubborn wrinkles, crank up the steam on your iron for a quick fix. More steam means fewer wrinkles, and you'll be done with your ironing in record time. Or, if you're really over ironing altogether, consider investing in a clothes steamer. They're easy to use and can be just as effective as an iron.

Last but not least, make sure you have a good ironing board to work on. A sturdy board will make the whole chore easier and less likely that you'll keep putting it off. And don't forget to clean and descale your iron regularly; after all, a dirty iron is a recipe for disaster! So there you have it - brilliant hacks to make ironing faster, easier, and maybe even a little fun. With these tips and tricks up your sleeve, you'll be done with your ironing pile in no time, leaving you more time to do the things you love!

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