Unclutterer has an old post about buying no-iron clothes that you really never have to iron so you can eliminate that annoying chore from your daily list.
If you want to go completely iron-free and still look as immaculately groomed as anyone else, there are a few things you need to do. If you can’t do all of them just now, doing a few will still cut down your ironing time considerably.
- If you can avoid owning button-down shirts, do so. Most plain tops for women don’t need to be ironed if you follow Steps 3-5. There are also a lot of options for men, unless your job requires button-downs. Ditto on pants.
- If you must own button-down shirts, look for “no-iron” brands. Nano-technology is improving “anti-wrinkle” materials all the time, and many of these brands really work, provided you follow Steps 3-5.
- Hang your clothes to dry instead of putting them in the dryer OR invest in a dryer with a “wrinkle rid” feature.
- Always get your clothes out of the dryer as soon as it’s done, if you use a dryer. If you hang them up or fold them while they’re still hot and ever-so-slightly damp, many fabrics will cool into perfect shape without ironing.
- Don’t cram too many clothes into the washer at once, or they’ll get more wrinkled as the washer wads them all up together. Don’t overload the dryer, either.
- A steamer can release wrinkles in clothes right on the hangers – an easier and quicker solution than ironing.