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Wardrobe hack: Removing wrinkles without an iron

Ironing your clothes can get really taxing at times. But, with these 6 nifty ways, you won’t necessarily need an iron for crisp, neat shirts!


(image: The Ewins Home)

Spray and hang

Lightly spray water on the wrinkled areas and hang it dry. As it dries up, the wrinkles will disappear along with it. However, this method is more effective on thinner materials such as silk.

Mattress

Roll the garment (not fold!) like a burrito and slide them under the mattress of your bed. The heat and the weight of the mattress will free the blouse of the wrinkles.

Bathe with it

Hang the garment in the bathroom while you take a shower and seal the bathroom to minimise air leaks. When you shower, you fill a tiny place with a lot of heat very quickly, and this heat will be able to straighten those creases out. However, only try this method if you have an abundance of time because it takes at least 10 minutes for the steam to unwrinkled the folds.

Damp towel

Lay your garment on a flat surface (preferably hard too) and put a damp towel on top of it. Press it down to smoothen out the creased areas. Then hang it up and let it air dry.

Hair dryer

This is probably the most straightforward method. Simply damp the wrinkled area and gently blow dry it on low heat. You should keep a distance of two inches so that you don’t damage the garment.

Hair straightener

This might technically be cheating, but if you have an emergency, this is your best bet! Did you know that women in the 60s used to straighten their hair with an actual iron? We are just flipping the script. While it’s not possible to fully smoothen out all the creases with the flat iron, it’s really effective for small concentrated areas.

This article was originally published in Simply Her.

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