You’ve got some serious back-to-school swag, but even the sharpest clothes won’t look like much if they’re full of wrinkles. What are you to do if you don’t own an iron? Or perhaps you have one but it’s on the fritz. Whatever your situation may be you don’t need such an appliance to keep your clothes wrinkle-free. Using everyday household items, you can keep everything in your closet looking sharp without having to run to the store. Here are four ways to remove wrinkles without an iron.
- The Old De-Wrinkle Spray
Certainly you’ve seen a ton of these products in the store or on TV. But did you know you could make your own? Simply fill a spray bottle with water and a light amount of fabric softener and you’re ready to spray. Hang your article of clothing and spray it down, gently pulling after the solution has been applied. Be mindful of the material you’re spraying; delicates are likely to have water spots after treatment. And keep in mind that this works best if the garment is damp as you spray.
- Steam Your Wrinkles Away
You have to shower anyway, so why not use this opportunity to remove the wrinkles from your clothes? Yes, you heard that right. Steam naturally arises as you shower, so hang your wrinkled clothing on your shower rod and the rest will take care of itself. You’ll want to ensure you spend at least 15 minutes in the shower with the bathroom door fully closed for effective wrinkle removal. It’s a quick and easy solution for those who are always on the run.
- Dry it With Ice
Sometimes the best form of wrinkle removal is to prevent them from happening altogether, and proper drying techniques can help produce wrinkle-free clothing. What you want to do is set your dryer to tumble dry on medium for approximately 15 minutes and then hang immediately to keep your clothes looking crisp. And for good measure, throw some ice in the dryer. What this will do is create a steamy environment as the heat quickly melts the ice, which as you know, keeps those wrinkles from forming.
- Make Your Own Iron
It’s easier than you might think. If you have a kitchen pot you’ve got everything you need (ideally you’ll want to use something big enough to boil pasta). Fill your pot with water and set it on a burner or heating plate. Bring the water to a boil, then empty it into a sink and use the bottom of the heated pot to iron your clothes. Bear in mind, the pot is likely to cool fast, so you may have to repeat the process in order to have a consistent result. You will also want to use some discretion in order to avoid burning yourself or the material underneath.
With all of these alternatives available, who even needs an iron anyway? You can keep your favorite tank top nice and wrinkle-free with easy, everyday household items and techniques. And with several options, you can try something new every time.
Have we missed any tricks for removing wrinkles? Have you had a chance to try any of these methods? What works best? What’s your favorite way to purge wrinkles from your clothes? Make sure to let us know in the comment section below!