Month: July 2014

Freshly Pressed

There is just about nothing better than a freshly pressed garment. Something about pulling that crisp fabric on makes you feel like you could take on the world. Yes, it takes a lot of time (or costs a lot of money if you choose to take it to the dry cleaners) but it is so worth it. Also, you never see anyone on GMA with a wrinkled skirt. Am I right? ๐Ÿ™‚ Here are some of my favorite tips for getting that perfect, recently ironed look.

Clean Steam Delivered

1. Wrinkle Release and a Hair Dryer

We don’t always have time to iron clothes before we wear them, but we still need to look crisp, especially for work. ย Spraying some wrinkle release on the item and then blowing it with your hairdryer could be just the trick to shake those wrinkles. ย Do bear in mind, it really only works for light wrinkles and won’t get very many of the tougher crinkles out of your clothes.

2. Iron all at once – it’s an investment of time

Ironing everything at once is seriously going to save so much time in the long run. ย I usually do it on Sunday afternoon. ย It gives me more time in the morning, and then I have a ton of options for what I want to wear and I don’t have to factor iron time into my morning routine, which means more time for reading the news and drinking my coffee ๐Ÿ™‚

3. Learn to Iron
It seems so simple, but so often I realize that I wasn’t exactly paying total attention to my mom all those times she was trying to teach me to iron, and now that I live away from home, I have to figure it out on my own. ย Thank you Better Homes and Gardensย for your article on how to iron clothes. ย They take you through, step by step, how to iron everything from shirts to dresses. ย It’s definitely worth a read, especially if you’re like me and you’re still learning how to iron your clothes!

4. ย Steam, Steam, Steam

I LOVE my steamer. ย It is one of my favorite gadgets. ย It is gentle enough to use on a lot of my silk blouses, but also tough enough to get the wrinkles out of some of my cotton shirts. ย 

Helpful hint: If you wake up late and don’t have time to do any of this, try hanging your clothes in the bathroom while you’re in the shower. ย The steam from the hot water will help release some of those wrinkles!

Do you have any ironing tips/tricks?