[As someone who avoids using an iron like the plague, I was keen to hear Cheryl’s ideas on how deal with wrinkles!]
I’m ok with wrinkles.I’m not referring to the on the face kind but rather the on the clothes kind.Ironing is not relaxing. It takes out some wrinkles but never all.
Maybe it’s my iron or maybe it’s me. Unless I’m forced to (ie. attending a special event like a wedding or office party), I avoid ironing at all costs.
Jump in the Shower
If you have a shirt, skirt, or pants that have a few wrinkles, hang it in the bathrrom while you’re taking a hot shower. The steam will release the wrinkles.
I’ve tried this several times it works.
Don’t Be Lazy with Laundry
As soon as you’re done washing and drying clothes, fold them or hang them right away.
Easier said than done in a busy household but this is a definite must if you want to keep ironing to a minimum.
This was the case with the shirt in the pic above. I let it sit in the dryer overnight.
I was unsuccessful after thirty minutes of ironing (I kid you not) and ended up going out in that shirt anyway!
That’s how OK I am with wrinkles. 😉
Don’t overload the washer or dryer either. The more items that are packed into the washing machine or dryer means less space for them to move causing wrinkles to forms.
Buy a Wrinkle Release Spray
There are many wrinkle release sprays on the market. You simply spray it on your clothing, smooth out the wrinkles with your hands, let it air dry for a few minutes and presto! You’re ready to head out the door.
Do you find ironing relaxing or do you embrace and celebrate wrinkles like I do?
What are your tips and tricks to keep the amount of ironing you do each week to a minimum?
Cheryl is a Canadian mom that blogs about the good life with little ones over at Along Came Kids.