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The quick guide to ironing less

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Using your dryer correctly can help reduce ironing. The Iron Aid Dryer goes a step further with features that further reduce wrinkling in the dryerThe Iron Aid Dryer’s anti-crease function blows cold air onto your wash, reducing the amount of ironing needed later

The iron has come a long way from being an antiquated metal box filled with hot coals that helps one smooth out fabrics. But it seems most people prefer to loathe it rather than appreciate how much easier it’s made our lives.

Ask around and you’ll probably find that ironing tops most people’s list of least favourite household chore.  And yet, it cannot be avoided if one is to avoid a dressing down from the boss.

But what can’t be avoided can be minimized, and you won’t even have to replace your wardrobe with wrinkle-free materials. Here are some tips for smoothing out the wrinkles even before it hits the ironing board.

Manage the washing

Wrinkle prevention starts from before you even wash. When sorting your laundry, keep the heavy items separate from light ones as heavy fabrics will press on lighter ones and crease them.

When loading the machine, leave some space for the clothes to spin around. The more compacted the clothes are during the wash cycle, the more likely they’ll be squashed and come out heavily creased. Similarly, do not overload your dryer, leave  about one-third or a quarter empty.

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The Iron Aid Dryer’s anti-crease function blows cold air onto your wash, reducing the amount of ironing needed later

When the wash is in the dryer, find an optimum time to stop the dryer cycle such that the clothes are just a little damp. Removing all moisture from clothes encourages wrinkling in the dryer. Dryers like the Electrolux Iron Aid Steam Dryer come with an Anti-Crease function, where cooler air is used to  reduce wrinkles in clothes.

Hang up or fold up – fast

Pay attention to your washing machine. When it’s done, immediately take the clothes out and hang them up. This lets wrinkles fall out more easily. If you do not use dryers, give your clothes a good shake before hanging it up to remove wrinkles and excess water.

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Using your dryer correctly can help reduce ironing. The Iron Aid Dryer goes a step further with features that further reduce wrinkling in the dryer

For dryer owners, fold the clothes as soon as the machine is done and the clothes are still warm. This prevents creases and clothes will require less time on the ironing board later. Alternatively, you can lightly mist wrinkles with water before hanging them up.

Make it steamy

A common trick of the trade among clothing retailers, garment steamers smoothes out the wrinkles and give them a clean, crisp look much quicker than an iron. An alternative is to use the bath. Hang your clothes in the bathroom before turning on the shower with the water as hot as possible. Let the steam build up in the bathroom. This creates a steamy environment that’ll steam out the wrinkles. It also saves you from crumpled clothes while you’re travelling.

Alternatively, washing machines like the Electrolux Vapour Action washing machine introduces a vapour cycle into the wash itself, so your clothes are steamed while being washed. This results in softer, cleaner and wrinkle-free fabrics.

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