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How To Get Wrinkles Out Of Clothes Without Ironing

Did you forget to take your clothes out of the dryer and now they're wrinkled? No worries. Find out how to get wrinkles out of clothes without ironing here.

We’ve all done it. You wash a load of laundry, put it in the dryer … and then something happens. A friend calls to see if you can run an errand with her. Or you run to the grocery store for the thing you forgot for dinner, come home, start cooking, and completely forget about the laundry. Next thing you know, it’s bedtime so you lay down, and then remember the laundry that has been sitting in the dryer for hours. You don’t want to get up to fold it and, even if you do, it’ll be wrinkled.

And then that leaves the dreaded iron. You have to pull out the ironing board, find the iron, fill it with water (or empty it, depending on what the tags say), and spend more time ironing than you would rewashing it all. 

But you don’t really want to rewash and start over. So where does that leave you? It leaves you at this post. I have a secret. Come closer. Closer.  Closer. I know how to get wrinkles out of clothes without ironing.

Toss a few ice cubes into the dryer with your dry clothes. Run the dryer on a normal cycle. You’ll hear a little clunking of the ice against the dryer walls, but that’s nothing to worry about. The heat in the dryer will melt the ice, creating a steam that will de-wrinkle the clothes. When the cycle is over, take out the clothes and fold them (unless you forget again).

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Sandra Garth

Wednesday 12th of April 2017

This is a life saver! Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great week and have a Happy Holiday.


Wednesday 12th of April 2017

Great tip, I'm not a fan of ironing so I'll give it a try.

Barrie Bismark

Tuesday 11th of April 2017

Great tip! I hate ironing. I always forget the clothes in the dryer, too.

Janet Vinyard

Tuesday 11th of April 2017

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing it! It won't be long before I'll have a chance to try it! :-) Blessings, Janet

Nikki Gwin

Tuesday 11th of April 2017

Well, thats a neat tip that I've never heard! I will certainly be giving this a try. I will have multiple opportunities to test it I am sure. :) gwingal