Because you don’t want to spend hours ironing your clothes now, do you? By Dawn Chen
Photo: belchonock / www.123rf.com
“I love ironing the clothes,” said no one ever. According to Helpling, a local online cleaning platform, ironing ranks as one of the most dreaded household chores, falling somewhere in between cleaning the toilet and doing the dishes. But what if there was an easier way to straighten out all those creases and wrinkles? What if there was a way to press your clothes without even using the iron? No kidding: Here are some innovative – and surprisingly easy – ways to iron your clothes.
1. Shower power
This is probably the easiest and most fuss-free way to iron your clothes. Simply hook the crumpled garment up with a hanger and leave it in your bathroom as you take a nice, warm shower. In less than 10 minutes, the steam will help straighten out unsightly wrinkles and creases. To get better results, try shutting all the windows and doors in your bathroom to prevent the steam from escaping.
2. Spray away!
Preparing your clothes for the next day and noticed some wrinkles on them? Grab your spray bottle, fill it with water and mist lightly. Be careful not to overdo it, just a little water goes a long way!
3. Make your hair tools work harder
Pro tip: Your hair straightener helps to straighten more than just your tresses. Use it to get rid of wrinkles on collars, shirt cuffs and dress hems. So easy!
4. Bedroom magic
Yet another reason to love your bed – it can help press your clothes and make them crease-free. Roll the crumpled garments like you would a burrito and place them under your mattress. Leave them there for about an hour or so, and the weight will help to flatten and de-wrinkle. Psst, just make sure that your mattress is clean and dust mite-free before trying this!
5. Let your clothes go for a tumble
Spray some water on your creased clothes and put them in the dryer to tumble dry for a couple of minutes. Voila! They’re now straightened and ready to wear. Just remember to remove the clothes from the dryer as soon as they’re done. If you leave them in for too long, they’ll quickly become wrinkled again.
For more cleaning tips and ideas, or to book a part-time helper, visit www.helpling.com.sg.