Monday, February 7, 2011

How to Prevent Wrinkles in Clothes

It’s a terrible feeling to wake up in the morning to find that you have to pull out the iron before you can leave for work. Why can’t our clothes just magically remain wrinkle free? Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help eliminate wrinkles or prevent wrinkles in clothes from forming.

    Things You Can Do To Prevent Wrinkles in Clothes

  1. Never leave your clothes in the dryer. Pull them out and put them away as soon as the dryer is finished. The cold air will allow wrinkles in clothes to set, so properly hanging or folding your laundry while it is warm will keep those wrinkles at bay.
  2. Properly hang your clothes to prevent wrinkles. This means putting them on hangers in your closet instead of draping them over the side of the ironing board or on the back of the couch. Forget clothes hooks or the side of your dining room table–hangers only!
  3. Hang everything! Most of us think we should fold our t-shirts and hang our sweaters. The best scenario would be to hang everything, but if that’s not possible try to hang your lighter weight clothing items instead of your heavy sweaters. Lighter cloths wrinkle easily while those heavy sweaters will fare just fine in the dresser drawer.
  4. Buy clothing that is made out of wrinkle-free fabric. It really does exist and is the perfect solution for anyone who hates ironing, or for the busy traveler who just doesn’t have time. Look for clothing made of licra, microfiber of poly or vicose.
  5. Frequent travelers should roll their clothing instead of folding it for the suitcase to prevent wrinkles. You may end up with a few, but not nearly as many as you would have had you folded instead.
  6. Be careful while ironing. Ironing can’t be avoided in some cases, but if you do iron make sure you push the part of the clothing you’ve just ironed away from your body so that it hangs over the far side of the ironing table. This way you won’t lean on it and cause new wrinkles on the freshly ironed (and still warm) fabric.
  7. Invest in a good wrinkle spray. There are a few products on the market that you can use to prevent wrinkles. Simply spray them on your clothes and smooth the surface with your hands. Any existing wrinkles will be eliminated and when you return the garment to its proper place in the closet it won’t get any new ones.

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