Do you take hours to iron because your clothes are like a wrinkled raisin? Next, we give you some tricks so that your clothes do not arrive so wrinkled when ironing.
The first thing you should look at is the label of each garment to know if you should use one washing program or another, since it is not the same to wash cotton than linen. In this case, we recommend that, for a better subsequent ironing, in relation to the previous phase of the wash: do not load the washing machine to the top to let clothes have freedom of movement; do not put a very strong spin for delicate items; try do not mix many fabrics in the same wash; and uses fabric softener whenever possible.
Once the wash is finished, it’s time to hang the clothes and this is where we are going to focus, since if you do this step correctly there will be clothes that you can store directly in the closet no need to touch the iron.
The first thing you should do before hanging the clothes is shake it and stretch it well when you take it out of the washing machine.
Obviously, when drying is not the same to do it on a clothesline indoors or outdoors, just as it is not the same in a dryer. If you are one of those who use this appliance, our advice is that you take out the clothes as the drying program ends and that, even when hot, stretch the clothes well, you will see that it will not be almost necessary to iron them in many cases.
In the case of using a clothesline, there are many options that range from the ropes in the neighboring patios or roofs, the hanging clotheslines in the bathroom, the folding ones to put inside or outside or the extendable ones on the terraces.
For those of you who use any of these options, here are our tips:
- Take the clothes out of the washing machine once the washing program is finished.
- Shake your clothes well before hanging them out.
- Hang your clothes in their natural shape to prevent them from becoming misshapen.
- Try stretching your clothes out on a flat surface like a bed or sofa to dry without wrinkles. In the case of heavy garments made of wool or similar fabrics that can stretch when hanging with the weight of moisture, also choose to dry them horizontally.
- Hang the clothes avoiding the folds.
- Hang colored clothes preferably in the hours with less sun and if you have to do it during those hours, always do it the other way around so that it does not fade in the sun.
- Don’t use tweezers too tight as they can leave marks on the fabric that are difficult to remove later. In this case, we recommend the plastic ones, since the wooden ones suffer greater deterioration with humidity and the sun and can cause damage to the garments.
- In the case of shirts and dresses, hang them directly on hangers. If you don’t want this option, hang them upside down.
- T-shirts and polo shirts hang from the armpits.
- Hang skirts by the waistband.
- Lay the pants upside down, bending them at the knees and, as far as possible, without clips.
- Hang socks and stockings next to your pair at the toe.
- Try to hang large items such as towels, sheets and tablecloths as stretched as possible so that they don’t take long to dry and take on a musty smell. If you can’t, do it in half.
- Don’t put clothes close together on the clothesline so they have room to dry.
And finally, remove the clothes from the clothesline when they are dry, do not leave it too long or it will also make ironing difficult.
We hope with these tips to help you reduce your ironing time to dedicate it to other things.