There is not always time (and desire) to iron things after washing. Are there any ways to avoid hard labor at the ironing board? Popular wisdom has accumulated many interesting ideas on how to save time on this duty.
Hang clothes properly
Each fabric has a set of qualities that are reflected in the washing and drying . First of all, we always study the label for what temperature to wash and whether manual labor can be avoided. But it’s also important not to lose sight of the drying method!
- Knitwear and wool should be wrung out in a towel . Such a delicate method helps to maintain the structure of the fiber, not to stretch your favorite sweater and then to steam things from creases. Then carefully lay out the thing on a horizontal surface and wait for drying. For this purpose, drying boards or nets can be used. If you do the opposite, squeeze in a typewriter, and then throw it on a rope, then the thing will lose its shape and will have to be ironed out.
- So that towels do not crumple, they are hung on the clothesline in a straightened form and the tips are pressed with clothespins. Of course, the result will not be 100%, the surface roughness will remain, and an uncoated towel will get dirty faster!
- Shirts fasten all buttons during washing, it is better to wash them on hands, paying special attention to cuffs and collars. Then the shirt is hung on a coat hanger or on a rope, clinging clothespins to the hem. Blouses are similarly dried. If it suddenly happened that all the shoulders and clothespins ended in the house, then we hang on a rope at the level of the armpits, there creases are almost invisible. With t-shirts we do the same.
- We spread the linen in full length, without folding in half or four. Under its weight, it will recover.
- Pants, skirts and jeans neatly cling to the belt.
So that kitchen towels and sheets are pleasing to the eye for a long time, it is better to tinker with them after washing: dilute starch water, rinse thoroughly so that the fabric is soaked, dried, and then stroked. Starch clogs the pores of the fabric, preventing the penetration of ubiquitous dirt and dust.
Several life hacks from resourceful housewives
Many housewives try to dry the outfit so that then they do not waste time on the iron . I have collected the most interesting and useful finds that help make life easier.
It is interesting, but most of all things wrinkle if they are washed with a spin at high speeds and at maximum load . Accordingly, we share and rule! It is better to wash less, but better - reduce the spin speed. By the way, this can extend the life of your favorite dress!
Before you start hanging, the fabric needs to be straightened. To do this, after washing, take a thing and shake it, make it a quick and strong movement. Clothing is best dried flattened, without creases and creases. Do not skimp on shoulders and clothespins!
Modern washing machines have drying functions, but do not get carried away! Excessively dry fabric has the ability to firmly store all small and large folds. Sometimes it’s easier to wet and dry this shirt than try to steam it!
No to manual spin!
It has long been noticed that when wrinkles are pressed by hands, longitudinal wrinkles form on it, which then dry up . They will have to be steamed or ironed, so we try to do it in easy ways, getting rid of water with cars.
But what if the dress did not have time to dry, but time was running out? No panic! There is a great way! We heat the oven, open the door, and in front of it we put a chair with a dress. For a uniform process, I advise you not to forget to turn the product over!
Learning to fold
But it so happened that we did everything right, the laundry dried perfectly, and then put it in a closet, pulled out, and it is wrinkled ... Grabbing at the iron? No! Learning to pack things right!
- Long dresses, skirts on the floor, suits to hang on the shoulders and build in strict order.
- Try to carefully place all crumpled things on the shoulders!
- Sweaters, T-shirts, linens, towels are easier to roll and roll neatly on the shelves of the cabinet.
And the last piece of advice for today: have an emergency steamer. They are small in size and quickly help to remove treacherous wrinkles on the fabric.