Not everyone has access to an iron, and certainly not when you’re off traveling or on vacation. So how on earth do you get over the issue of removing those awful creases out of the shirt or dress you want to wear in the evening? It’s quite easy when you really get down to it, and there are a few options open to you.
Crack out the flat iron
Ooh yes. Did you think that flat irons were only good for making your hair straight? Wrong. They have a few uses, and this is one of them. It’s not nearly as effective as having an actual iron, but it really can be the difference between looking totally creased and much smoother, the kind that no-one is going to notice. However, we don’t recommend just going all out on your garment before you’ve thoroughly cleaned off all the potential hair product stuck to it.
The pot trick
One easy trick is using a hot pot. All you need is, yeah, you got it, a normal metal pot, kind of like what you would boil your vegetables or your pasta in . Add some hot or boiling water to it for a moment or two, so it heats the pot up and then tip it out. That will allow you to use the bottom of the pot as an iron, smoothing out large and small wrinkles in your outfit. Again, make sure it’s as clean as possible, as you won’t be particularly pleased with any food remnants ironing into your clothes.
If you have access to a dryer as opposed to an iron, then you can opt for getting some dryer sheets and chucking your clothes into the dryer for 15 minutes or so. If you add in dryer sheets, many people believe that it helps to reduce wrinkling as well as making your clothes smell divine.
The shower can help
Using the shower can be great if you’re stuck in a tight spot and strapped for time. Obviously, don’t go putting your clothes in the actual shower, but if you hang it up in the room and run the shower hot then the steam will help to reduce the creasing. It’s not going to work miracles, but it can help improve things in a pinch of time. If you’re traveling or on the move, then this is a great thing to remember.
Sometimes, all you need is a simple solution, and white vinegar is a pretty basic one that works better than you might think. If you find yourself some white vinegar and mix it with water to the ratio of one part vinegar and three parts water, then you’re all set to go. If you pop it in a spray bottle and mist your clothing with it, then you’re set for those wrinkles to fall straight out. You don’t need to worry about it on your clothing either, as it’s a gentle solution.
Pop the kettle on
Most people have access to a kettle, and it will be one of the best things you can have around when it comes to steaming wrinkles out of your clothing. If you boil the kettle and leave it steaming, you can use it about a foot away from your clothes and let it work its magic.
There are plenty of cool and handy ways you can keep your clothes fresh and crease-free.