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. By Shirley M - IA
Except for a few cotton dress shirts (which I usually only wear to weddings and funerals; I wish people would quit that foolishness!), I never iron anything. I buy clothes that say "little or no ironing", and I always choose "no". But yes, hanging or folding things promptly is the best way I know to keep clean clothes from looking like they've been slept in, no matter how 'permanently pressed' they're supposed to be.
If you truly love hanging clothes outside like I do, you will be getting some wrinkled clothes. No problem. Once they're dry and off the line, put them in your dryer with a washcloth that has a little fabric softener on it. Dry for about 10 minutes and the clothes will be looking great. Personally, I love to iron. But there are days when I feel like skipping that and going the easy route. :-)
I too use a spray bottle... But, I add a little downy fabric softener to the water and it just makes the clothes smell nice longer... Seems to really help relax the wrinkles also! I also take the same spray bottle and go around and freshen up my curtains, furniture, comforters, etc.
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.
I have Dorothy original curtains. Some cover triple windows. When correcting mistakes and taking the bow off it leaves horrible wrinkles.