Saturday, November 26, 2011

De-wrinkle clothes in a pinch without an iron

I just wanted to share a quick tip with those of you traveling during the holidays or for those of you (like me) who are at home but just too lazy to use an iron. hahaha
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Did you know that you can easily de-wrinkle most clothing with a spray bottle and a little water?

It's true. 1950's housewives would be outraged, but I will show you how to de-wrinkle clothes without an iron. gasp!

All you need is a wrinkled shirt, a misting spray bottle and water.

Ok, here's how it's done.

This is a knit shirt (t-shirt material) but I also use this iron-free de-wrinkling method on cotton. I like to hang my shirts on a shower curtain rod with a hanger that swivels, for easy maneuvering.

Fill your spray bottle with water. Set it for misting (not streaming). I like to have a small size spray bottle so I can bring it with me in my suitcase.

 "Mist" the water all over your shirt.

Shake the shirt a little to help ease out the wrinkles, but not too much (you don't want it to stretch out). (How's that for an action shot?)

Leave hanging to dry. I usually hang my shirt out the night before so it has plenty of time to dry. No one likes wearing a damp shirt.

And see how nice and smooth it comes out? And not an iron in sight.

I didn't make this up, Photoshop it or swap the shirt out for its twin. It really works.

In addition to t-shirts, this easy de-wrinkling technique also works on sturdier cotton like button up shirts or khakis. Here's a little video to see my de-wrinkling skills in action!

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  1. Wow, that amazing! Thanks for sharing

  2. Wow Shannon- this looks even BETTER than ironing. Thanks for the tip- in totally the kind that has to believe with my eyes.

  3. nice! wouldn't have thought of that! thanks! (not that i travel enough to need it, but i do NOT like to iron so this will for sure come in handy!)

  4. Great idea. You can also hang them in the bathroom when someone's taking a shower and usually the steam will take out wrinkles. Just let them hang there and then dry.

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  6. Very cool, makes perfect sense, but never thought of this!

  7. Never knew this method of "dewrinkling" before. I will have to try it!

    1. This method's helped me dozens of times when I'm just lazy and don't want to iron, or am traveling, but lots of times I am just lazy. :)

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  9. Hi! I'm Christina, a writer for Buzzfeed, and I'd love to use a photo from the above for a post on amazing clothing hacks.

    Please let me know if this is possible, and if so, how you'd like to be credited.

    Thank you!


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