I don’t have time to iron. I don’t buy clothes that need constant ironing. Who has time for that, seriously! Of course, a shirt get’s hung up all crooked and smooshed and it needs ironing. And of course it’s the shirt you planned your whole outfit around, right!? Then you may need to show it a little extra love. That’s when, in a hurry to leave to teach preschool, I taught myself this little trick. How to Iron Your Shirt Without an Iron! I was like “The preschoolers won’t care if my shirt is wrinkled, but the parents will see me, so I guess I better try to look presentable” Ha Ha!
Of course this is for a quick fix and won’t fix things like a really wrinkled collar, but it’s a perfect quick fix for a busy morning.
Here’s what you’ll need:
I bought an Ironing Spray Bottle from Wal-Mart that creates a nice misty spray. Most spray bottles will do this if you close the nozzle part more. Make sure it’s spraying a nice mist, testing it by spraying into your sink.
Then all you need is a hair dryer. You can let the shirt air dry and pull on it every once in a while, but the hair dryer makes the process go much faster.
Here is the shirt straight out of the cramped closet:
Start by squirting the wrinkles on your shirt. Rub over the top of them with your hand to smooth them out.
Now smooth out the shirt and pull on the corners as you blow dry it.
And viola! You’re done!
Do you have any ironing tips and tricks?
Actually I flash-ironed my top this morning. I just tossed it into the dryer with the damp towel from my shower. 10 minutes later, fresh as a daisy! Got any good tips for tops that shrink? My dryer is old and I think it runs too hot, so my tops have a tendency to shrink up and show too much tummy – ugh! I try to remember not to put them in the dryer, but my son forgets sometimes and I get to spend a whole day tugging my shirt down.
I do that too! When my shirts shrink, I wash them and take them out when they are wet, then pull them back to their original size. Then I line dry them on a hanger in my home. Great tips Adrian! Thanks!