Ever need to get wrinkles out of your clothes but don’t have an iron handy? Being on the road as often as I am these days leaves my clothes with more wrinkles than my pup Chelsea has on her face, forcing me to search for a solution.
I’m not exaggerating when I say I NEVER iron my clothes at home. I don’t even own an iron. I’ve honestly always considered this task a waste of time, like making the bed or answering the phone. 🤷
However, with a habit of mindlessly throwing my belongings in my bag before moving on to the next city, I had to come up with an easy solution for de-wrinkling my clothes. Either that or accept that I’ll be walking around looking like a hot mess each day. Here’s what I came up with.
Whether you need to take a shower or not, hanging your clothes in the bathroom while the shower runs for a bit can help to reduce wrinkles. Make sure to close all any windows and doors so that the room is able to fill up with steam. By the time you’ve finished with your routine, your clothes should be as good as new.
If you aren’t on the road yet, it’s worth picking up a travel-sized Downy Wrinkle Releaser. It’s so simple to use. Just lay out the wrinkled garment, spray it down a bit, smooth out the wrinkles with your hand, and hang it up to dry for a few minutes.
Not only does Downy Wrinkle Releaser get wrinkles out of your clothes, but it’s an odor eliminator as well, so it will leave your outfit looking freshly washed. No one has to know that it has already been worn twice without being washed!
You wouldn’t think it, but you can use your hands to get wrinkles out of your clothes. All you need is a bit of water and a flat surface. Lay your wrinkled garment on a table, dampening it with a washcloth or spray bottle. Then simply use your hands to smooth out the wrinkles.
This can also be done using a damp cloth. Just lay the moistened towel on a flat surface before placing a piece of clothing on top of it. Fold the towel in half over your clothes, and press down on it with your hands. Regardless of which technique you choose, you’ll need to hang the item for roughly 15 minutes to eliminate the wrinkles.
If you’ve packed a flatiron for your hair, then you have an iron in your suitcase, and you don’t even know it. Turn the heat up to medium-high and use it just as you would on your hair. If you’re using it on a delicate piece of clothing, be sure to keep the heat on low so you don’t leave a burn mark. It’s quick, easy, and a fail-proof solution.
Get wrinkles out of your clothes quickly and easily by simply throwing them in the dryer. Make sure to dampen them with water first either using a spray bottle or washcloth. You can even toss a wet sock or towel in there to help produce steam. The more clothes you throw in, the larger the damp item should be. After just 15 minutes, your clothes will be wrinkle-free.
The hair dryers provided in hotels are usually the worst, but if used correctly, it can get wrinkles out of your clothes. Damped the wrinkled areas with a cloth or spray bottle and smooth them out with your hands using a flat surface. Then apply the heat from a hair dryer, taking breaks to smooth out the wrinkles with your hands. Repeat until you have a wrinkle-free garment.
If you have access to a pot and a stove, start by boiling some water. Once it starts to produce a reasonable amount of steam, pour the water out. Your wrinkled clothes should be prepared ahead of time and laid out on a flat surface. Immediately after dumping the water, use the bottom of the pot to iron out any wrinkles. It may not work as well as an iron will, but it’ll get wrinkles out of your clothes!
Who says you need an iron? Get wrinkles out of your clothes with what you have on hand and enjoy a wrinkle-free vacation.
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I’m Rose! Get lost with me as I travel the world with my spoiled dog Chelsea in hopes of accidentally uncovering a few hidden gems along the way. Far from being considered a planner, it’s not uncommon that we stumble upon both the best and the worst of what this world has to offer.
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