Let’s set the scene: you’re on vacation, it’s date night, and you pull out your favorite outfit, when – OMG – suitcase wrinkles and no iron!
Now, we all know about the trick of hanging items in the shower to remove wrinkles from clothing without an iron, but what else can you try?
Read on to learn some clever hacks that will straighten out any creases and banish wrinkles from your clothing fast – with no iron needed.
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- The most foolproof way
The best way to remove wrinkles without an iron is to invest in a travel steamer. You can pick them up for relatively cheap on Amazon and can even get them the same day if you have Prime Now. If you’ve never used a portable steamer before, it won’t be long before it becomes your new BFF.
- Boil the kettle
The best thing about having kitchenettes in your hotel room is that they nearly always come with a hot water kettle. Fill it up, switch on and just as it’s coming to boil, you have a makeshift steamer to iron out those creases.
- Stack up some heavy books
Just like pressing your clothes, for a single crease, stretch out the fabric and place some heavy items like books on top. The weight will soon straighten out the fabric.
- Use your mattress
Didn’t pack your books? Fair enough, we prefer to travel light with a Kindle anyway. You can also use the same trick with a mattress to get rid of creases from your clothing without an iron. Just roll up your clothing, and place each piece between your mattress and a firm bed base. Do this in the morning for a wrinkle-free outfit that night.
- Wet some kitchen towel
Best for one or two deep wrinkles that may have come from your clothing being folded inside the suitcase. Dampen a piece of kitchen towel (or even a bath towel), lay it on top of the item of clothing, and gently smooth out the wrinkles by pulling the fabric of your clothing taut. It should dry perfectly crease-free.
- Use the bottom of an empty pot
If you have some pots and pans in the cupboard, grab the largest, shallow flat-bottomed pot, fill it with water and bring it to a boil. When the water is at a rolling boil, pour it out, and carefully use the (still very hot) base as a makeshift iron on your clothing to remove wrinkles. Bonus tip: as it’s boiling hold your clothing over the pot of water for a pre-steam to loosen wrinkles.
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