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I decided to try this on a super hot 103 F day when I just could not imagine getting the iron out to work on a load of clothes. Toss an ice cube or two with your wrinkly clothes into the dryer. Run it on the hot setting. It totally works! It steams the wrinkles right out. Pictured is a work shirt that usually comes out of the wash completely wrinkly. Amazing!
I find the 'steam as you shower' trick to be minimally useful with things like pants and anything but the lightest, barely wrinkled shirts. The ice cube trick was much more effective.
This tip may not save a lot of money, but it definitely saves time. Ever have a dryer full of clothes that you didn't get hung up or folded right away? I keep a small spray bottle of water near my dryer and almost anything that normally needs to be ironed can just be lightly sprayed and hung to dry. No ironing and it works great! I also use it on jean shorts, pocket flaps and hems of shirts that won't lay flat after being dried in the dryer. My clothes look neat without the work of standing over a hot ironing board.
If clothes are wrinkled, I put them in the dryer with a wet washcloth for about15 minutes.
I have found that when clothes are wrinkled from sitting in the dryer too long, that if I put them in a damp towel and run the load for five minutes all wrinkles will disappear.
Thanks for that one ~ I loathe ironing ~ you can also try bringing all your empty clothes hangers to the drier and put the clothes onto these straight from the drier - stops the folding creases. Non-clothes items (like tea towels, sheets, etc) can be folded neatly and put away ready for use, without that ironing!!
I have Dorothy original curtains. Some cover triple windows. When correcting mistakes and taking the bow off it leaves horrible wrinkles. Rather than taking them down and washing and ironing, I spray with fabric softener water and let hang for 1/2 day. Also after arranging I spray starch on ruffles and they stand out as if I have starched and ironed them.
Judi from NC
You can also use your iron without having to take down the curtains. If you have a steamer setting, you just plug it in and pull the curtain out and push the button and "air iron" if you will. Let hang for a minute to cool and refasten. Works with my iron and curtains anyway.