8 brilliant ways to de-wrinkle clothes without an iron

I hate ironing so much that I actually got rid of our ironing board and iron. Ironing feels like a waste of time to me. I work from home, my kids don’t care if they’re wrinkled, and my husband’s uniform doesn’t require ironing. So I said goodbye. But, we aren’t complete heathens.
There are days (a date night, church, or an interview with a client) when one or more of us need to look polished. Or, sometimes our clothes sit in the laundry basket unfolded for days and a little ironing action will help keep us from looking the fool. Instead of storing an iron we don’t really need, we’ve relied on a few other tricks to get the job done.
1. Shower-iron
One of our go-to solutions is to hang whatever item needs un-wrinkling in the bathroom while we shower. Just close the bathroom door and stuff a towel under the door so the steam can’t escape. The shower steam and heat usually does the trick.
2. Damp towel press
In a pinch, you can dampen a towel (dampen… not soak) with warm water. Lay your garment on a flat surface and then cover the wrinkled item with the warm towel and press down. The wrinkles should come right out.
3. Vinegar and water
Save money and time by skipping the wrinkle sprays from the store. Instead, DIY Natural recommends mixing 1 cup of distilled water with 1 cup of distilled vinegar into a spray bottle and shake well. (You can add essential oils for a more pleasant smell). Spritz the garment from side-to-side and use your hands to pull/flatten the wrinkles. Let the clothing item dry before wearing.
4. Use a hair dryer
If you notice some wrinkles in your shirt of pants and you’re in a hurry, grab your hair dryer. Blast the high heat on the wrinkled areas while pulling to flatten the wrinkles.
5. Use a teapot
If you don’t have time to shower, toss a teapot on the stove and bring the water to a boil. When it starts steaming, point the spout at the clothes and let the steam do the work for you!
6. Use a pan
Desperate times call for desperate measures! To iron a larger garment without an iron, bring a pot of water to a boil. Once the water is boiling dump it out (into the sink or another container) and use the hot bottom of the pan to iron your clothing item.
7. Grab your flat iron
Believe it or not, your flat iron can iron your clothes in a pinch. Granted, you’ll have limited range (depending on the size of your iron), but it works. Marie Claire warns users to make sure the iron is clean because any leftover product on the hot iron could stain your clothes. A hot iron with adjustable settings works best.
8. Toss it in the dryer
Another reliable option is to toss your wrinkled garment into the dryer with a damp rag or song. The heat and moisture will loosen wrinkles.
Do you iron? If you want to spend less time at the ironing board or you need a wrinkle-free shirt in a pinch, make sure to try one of these ideas! Don’t forget to share these tips with your friends on Facebook.