Ironing Hacks for the Iron Shy in Me

I don’t do ironing. It’s absolutely the worst household chore ever, end of! Call me lazy; call me what you like, ironing clothes is far worse than cleaning the toilet or taking the rubbish out.

I can’t even remember the last time I actually even ironed. And for a fashion mad woman, who has a serious clothes shopping addiction, you’d think I’d iron more; no, let me rephrase – you’d think I’d iron full stop!

I don’t even know what it is about ironing that I despise so much. Obviously, the ironing process is a pain. You have to set up the ironing board, wait for the iron to get hot enough, and then with great precision, you need to caress every inch of fabric meticulously to eradicate those creases…

It’s not only time-consuming (my time’s precious you know… too precious for ironing anyway), it’s also incredibly tedious!

You might be wondering why I’m even writing about such a boring topic. It’s because I know I’m not the only iron-shy person out there – I want to share my ironing hacks.

I’m starting a revolution. A fight against the iron! I say F*%k the iron and ironing. There are other seemingly easier ways to de-crease clothing and here’s what I’ve discovered…

  • Flatten one or two stubborn creases with a damp towel and press down on it.
  • Hang your dress, shirt or whatever creased item you have and blast the shit out of it with a blow dryer until it becomes wrinkle free.
  • Hang your clothes in the bathroom while you shower and let the steam do the work.
  • Hang up the said creased item, stand approximately 10 inches away and lightly spray the item (add a touch of fabric softener if you so wish) and wait until it dries!

Once upon a time, I allowed myself to be put off by clothes that needed ironing. I proudly would say that “I buy iron-free clothes…you know like gluten free, but for clothes?” I know it’s stupid, as is my lame gluten-free comparison.

These days I don’t let the crease factor stop me from buying a must-have item. If I want it, I’ll buy it, because I’ve developed some great ironing hacks. Of course, if it’s super creased, I’ll take them to be dry-cleaned, where they’ll include the ironing for me!

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