These Brilliant Hacks Make Ironing a Breeze!


| LAST UPDATE 05/29/2023

By Alyssa Williams
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Let's be real, ironing is never going to be anyone's favorite chore. But that doesn't mean it has to be a total drag! We've rounded up a few brilliant hacks that will make ironing fast and easy (well, easier, at least). With these tips and tricks, you'll be able to get through your ironing pile like a pro, and maybe even have a little fun along the way!

First up, if you only have a few lightly wrinkled items to deal with, skip the iron altogether and use your dryer instead. Just spray your clothes with a little water, toss them in the dryer, and voila! The steam from the heat will smooth out those wrinkles in no time. For larger loads of laundry, do yourself a favor and break them up into smaller loads. This will give your clothes more room to tumble around in the dryer, reducing the overall amount of wrinkles. 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.

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Once your clothes are done drying, hang them up as soon as possible. This will prevent wrinkles from "setting in" while your clothes are still warm, and gravity will help smooth out any remaining creases. When it's time to start ironing, organize your clothes from delicate and less-wrinkled to sturdier and more-wrinkled. This will allow 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. And if you're still struggling with stubborn wrinkles, crank up the steam on your iron! More steam means fewer wrinkles, and you'll be done with your ironing in record time. Or, if you're really over ironing altogether, invest in a clothes steamer and say goodbye to the iron forever!

Last but not least, make sure you have a good ironing board to work on. A good 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 to keep it in top condition. So there you have it - these hacks are sure to make ironing faster and easier. With these tips and tricks up your sleeve, you might just find yourself looking forward to taking on that pile of wrinkled clothes!

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