When you’ve got 10 minutes:
- Hang clothes in the bathroom, close the window and take a shower to give the outfit a light steaming.
- Tackle light wrinkles with hair straighteners on a low to medium setting.
- Spray clothes with a little water and gently blow-dry wrinkles.
Few people enjoy ironing, and these tricks can reduce the time you need to spend dealing with wrinkles and creases.
Silk, lace or cashmere can demand special treatment and may need hand washing. Streamline the process by:
- Reducing drying time and giving small garments a quick whirl in a salad spinner.
- Putting clothes on hangers so the creases drop out.
- Smoothing out delicates or wool jumpers that must be dried flat, arranging and gently shaping them on a towel or a flat mesh rack.
- Gently stroking wrinkles in really delicate fabrics with an ice cube wrapped in a wash cloth, then using the iron at its lowest heat setting.