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Lerato Maimela
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25 Oct 2021
4:14 pm

Daily hacks: How to de-wrinkle your clothes with an iron

Lerato Maimela

In our 'Daily hacks' series, we bring you the latest beauty tips, trends and tricks to transform your life and save you money.

A woman with a pile of clothes which need to be ironed. Picture: iStock

Ironing is one of, if not the most, tedious chores known to man. And it can feel even worse if you need to iron not only your own clothes, but your family’s clothes too.

These cool and easy, no-iron hacks are the best hacks to use if you are too lazy to whip out your iron to straighten your creased clothes, or do not have a functioning iron.

A pot and hot water

Jacquesvhas shared a life hack which works just as well as using an electric iron to straighten your clothes, except you are replacing the iron with a pot filled with hot water.

Its pretty straight forward. All you need to do is add hot water to a pot which has a lengthy handle, and then move the pot around on the clothing item to straighten the clothing item.

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DIY wrinkle release spray

This next hack makes use of a homemade mixture which gets rid of any creases and wrinkles for you without you having to do any of the work.

Chantel Mila has shared her hack and DIY wrinkle release mixture which consists of 2 cups of water, 1 tablespoon of white vinegar, and 1 tablespoon of hair conditioner.

She adds all the ingredients into a spray bottle, and then shakes it well to ensure that everything has been mixed well.

She then sprays her mixture directly onto the shirt, and then flattens out the shirt using her hands.

She then suggests that you leave the shirt for 5 minutes to dry completely, and let the spray work its magic.

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Ice cubes and dryer

This last no-iron hack is the simplest hack of them all.

The A Life Better Organised TikTok page has shared a hack on how to straighten out your wrinkled and creased clothes using just a cup of ice cubes and a dryer.

In the video, she throws in trousers which are extremely wrinkled into the dryer, and then throws in a cup of ice cubes.

Once the dryer has worked its magic for 5 minutes, the trousers are seen looking way less wrinkled and creased.

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