I came across this article today at Good Housekeeping’s blog.
Check out the first tip below:
Laundry day is a project (the sorting, the pretreating, the care-tag reading, the folding — ugh), and wrinkles are the thorn in a completed load’s side. So we asked Carolyn Forte, the director of the Cleaning Lab at the Good Housekeeping Institute, for best ways we can all spend less time stooped over the ironing board.
1. Try the wet washcloth trick.
We couldn’t live without our trusty irons, but when you’re staring at a pile of wrinkled shirts on a super-busy morning, you wish the whole ironing thing could be a little more automated. That’s where this trick comes in.
Throw your rumpled outfit into the dryer with a damp washcloth, and run it for about 10 or 15 minutes. The steam emitted from the washcloth with smooth the garments’ wrinkles — and offer you a few extra minutes to eat breakfast.
Want to try this tip on a larger load? “Use a hand towel or bath towel instead of a washcloth,” says Forte.