Today’s world is changing fast, and travel, once considered a dangerous venture undertaken by a select few, is becoming a standard feature of most people’s lives. However, for some people, it even turns into an everyday occurrence. All that being said, it is of no surprise that people tend to pack a lot. So what to do if you forget your iron? Or, on a more practical side, what if you really don’t feel like carrying that slab of metal around? Simply – remove wrinkles from your clothes without iron!
1. The Dryer Method
This easy way to remove wrinkles your clothes works miracles, and it is simple to do. Simply, put your clothes into a dryer. Then, put an additional item there, like a sock or piece of cloth, but make sure it is wet. Last, put the dryer on ‘medium’ and let it dry for 15 minutes. Result? Miraculously unwrinkled clothing.
2. The Shower Method
Of course, some people are simply dryer-deprived. Then you can use your shower to remove wrinkles from clothes. Hang your clothes on the shower curtain rod. Turn the shower head away from the clothes so they wouldn’t get wet. Last and not least, turn on the hot water. The steam will slightly dampen the clothes and heat will unwrinkle it. Be aware though that this method wastes a lot of water, so it isn’t really green-friendly.
3. The Flat Iron Method
Do you know what women once used to straighten their hair? An ordinary iron! The flat iron derives its name from that practice, and now you can turn the tables by using standard flat iron. Of course, it tends to be small so you probably won’t unwrinkle large amounts of fabric, but it works great for hems, collars and other smaller pieces. Beware to clean the flat iron first, or you may get whatever you had in your hair prior to straightening it out directly onto your clothes.
4. The Sprinkling Method
This method is so simple, it doesn’t require a lake-full of water or enough electricity to move subway around. Simply use a sprinkler (for example, the one used to mist plants) and go over your clothes with it. Your clothes should be just a tiny bit damp, not completely soaked. Then simply hang them on a hanger to dry.
5. The Hair Dryer Method
Even if you don’t feel like taking an iron to your trip, you will most probably take a hair dryer with you. Good thing too, as it can also be used to unwrinkle clothing. Hang clothing on a hanger, and simply blow dry it. Plastic tip is really useful to aim the air current, and it dryer allows for such an option, turn off the heat – it will make the wrinkles absent longer.
6. The Pot Method
This approach practically makes you an iron! Simply use a large metal pot (the kind where you boil your pasta in), fill it with water, heat the water to a boil, pour the water out and simply use the bottom of the pot for all of your ironing needs. If the bottom surface cools, simply refill it with hot water again.
7. The Towel Method
The last method is simple bizarre in its simplicity. It is called “the poor man’s method,” but should be named “the genius’ method” for its sheer availability. For this method to work, you need a flat surface (a bed will do). Put clothing on it, and cover it with a moist towel (not too damp, and of course, make sure it is clean to avoid any unpleasant surprises).
The methods which have been outlined above will not only remove wrinkles from your clothes, but they will also save you a lot of time and money as well. Having an iron is not necessary, as wrinkles can easily be removed through the use of these smart methods, suitable for anyone.