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Wrinkle-Free Laundry…Yes, Please!

Do you ever take your laundry out of the dryer rightwhen it goes off, clothes are still so hot they almost feel like they’re burning your hands and the clothes are stillwrinkled!? Like the clothes were just ironed that way the wrinkles are so deep, like Grand Canyon creases. Chances are you don’t have time to put an iron to it and you don’t want to either. Sometimes it easier to just put it back in the dryer, especially if you have that glorious wrinkle setting. For those of us living life on the edge without that setting we settle for the wrinkle and hope no one notices and prepare the excuse on the way into the office, or wherever your headed off to.

Life in general, I’ve found that taking time on the front end yields much more time on the back end. For example, taking the 15-30 minutes prior to the week ahead to prepare for that week makes each day have even more time. Same with the laundry! If we just take the extra 5-15 minutes to lay, spread or shake out the crinkled shirts, pants, dresses and shorts they come out virtually wrinkle-free! Most of us already know this, but the light bulb clicked on as I was doing a client’s laundry and I simply took the time to lay out the shirts in the nice and flat while still wet. Then, I set them in one pile, each on top of the other, in the dryer. Obviously, I know that they’re going to move throughout the drying cycle, but to my surprise the shirts had very little wrinkles in them! Also, other little tips and tricks are to use those wool dryer balls (which honestly I feel like you need minimum of 4 or 5 for those to really see/feel a difference, and a simple quick shake down and toss is better than keeping them balled up and tossing them into the dryer.

So, next time your putting your wonderful laundry from the washer to the dryer don’t forget to give them a quick shake, a slight pull, or pile them neatly flat on one another and see how much nicer they’ll come out! Regardless of hang or fold, which is always up for debate, and maybe a future blog, it makes it so much easier to work with!

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