5 Simple Hacks to Make Ironing Less of a Chore

LIFESTYLE  |  November 27, 2017
  • Use long, straight strokes instead of circular ones
    1 / 5 Use long, straight strokes instead of circular ones

    Circular motions will cause your fabric to stretch and wear out more easily. Always go back and forth when ironing, and apply long strokes.

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  • Hang dry immediately
    2 / 5 Hang dry immediately

    Leaving clothes to sit in the washing machine after the cycle is over can cause wrinkles to set. Take them out immediately and hang them to dry, to help creases roll out. It helps to peg clothes from the bottom too.

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  • Take a steamy shower
    3 / 5 Take a steamy shower

    This trick only works if you’re taking a hot shower or bath. Simple hang up the clothing item and let the steam do the work of dewrinkling your clothes for you so that ironing becomes more efficient.

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  • Flat iron collars and cuffs
    4 / 5 Flat iron collars and cuffs

    Remove creases on the edges of your clothes like collars and cuffs with a flat iron. It’s super easy and takes only seconds.

    (Also Read: How Many Calories Do You Burn While Doing Housework?)

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  • Invest in a super efficient steam generator iron
    5 / 5 Invest in a super efficient steam generator iron

    Forget spraying water on your clothes – an iron that generates steam is a handy solution to get rid of wrinkles and creases.

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    A version of this story first appeared in The Singapore Women’s Weekly. The go-to, trusted magazine for the latest news and information in areas that matter most to the professional working woman, The Singapore Women’s Weekly is now available in both print and digital formats. Visit www.WomensWeekly.com.sg for more.

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