How To Get Wrinkles Out of Clothes Without An Iron

By: Annabel Love
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We have all been there before. You get dressed for an important meeting or event, and you look in the mirror and see that your clothes are riddled with wrinkles. What do you do? If you have an iron, you can quickly try to press them out. But if you don't have an iron, or if you want to save energy, then keep reading. In this blog post, we will discuss some easy ways to get wrinkles out of clothes without using an iron!

First, let's talk about why you might not want to use an iron in the first place. Irons use a lot of energy and can therefore be bad for the environment. They can also be dangerous if you're not careful. According to the National Fire Protection Association, clothes irons are one of the leading causes of house fires. So if you're looking to save energy and be more eco-friendly, not relying on ironing is a great place to start.

There are a few different methods you can try to get wrinkles out of your clothes without using an iron.

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When you are looking for the best steamer for clothes, look no further than Nori. It's an iron, a steamer, and as easy to use as a hair straightener. You don't need an ironing board or flat surface because Nori can de-wrinkle anywhere. From day to day campus wear, to summer dresses, to special occasions Nori is the hassle-free way to take wrinkles out of your wardrobe.

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Steam away wrinkles in the shower

How do you wash clothes at home? Learn how to unwrinkle clothes while traveling. Hang the wrinkled item in the bathroom and start showering with the warmest water. Close the doors so you get the ambiance of a sauna. This process should release your moderate wrinkles. 

Unwrinkle clothes in the dryer

How do I remove wrinkles from clothing? When you launder your clothing and they're ready for the dryer try throwing in a couple of ice cubes in to create steam. The steam should then help to release wrinkles.   

Use a flat iron

The same equipment that straightens hair can smooth out clothing too—in the 1960s women straightened their own hair using a real iron. The flat iron makes small sections of clothing less textured; for example, in shirts with hems and sleeves, a flat iron can remove wrinkles. 

Tuck it under a mattress

Lay your garment out onto a flat surface and carefully roll it into a burrito shape and then carefully place it under a mattress.  After a bit should be less wrinkled.

Make an iron out of a pot

Use the bottom of a hot pot or pan to help smooth out wrinkles.  You might also want to slightly dampen the garment to help with this process.  

Use a hairdryer to get wrinkles out of clothes

Once again dampen the garment prior to hanging it up or putting it on a flat surface.  Point the dryer at the garment while smoothing it with your free hand.  

Release wrinkles with a damp towel

The solution is simple, but the results are excellent. Place dry towels on a smooth surface to cover wrinkles on garments. Use fingers to gently smooth out the crease in the skin. Hang this product in an airtight place. Ensure that you have removed any pills before entering the house. Visit

Try spray vinegar, water, essential oil solution

It is possible to make a homemade wrinkle-release spray using white vinegar, water and a few drops of a colorless essential oil. Is there anything cheaper, less toxic? Spray the mixture on your garment while using your hands to smooth the garment.  

Steam wrinkles with a tea kettle

If you've got some time or an electric tea pot you might want to try bringing the garment near the pot while it's steaming and use your hands to smooth it out.

How do you Unwrinkle a shirt quickly?

Dampen the shirt, place the shirt on a flat hard surface and apply pressure while smoothing with your hands.  You can also use a heavy book or another flat item.  

What is the best way to remove wrinkles from jeans?

Place jeans on a flat surface and put some weight on top of them. Let them sit for a few minutes. Then take off the heavy item. Repeat this process as needed.

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Remove wrinkles from pants using a vacuum cleaner

If you need to remove wrinkles from your pants, try using a vacuum cleaner. Vacuum cleaners are great to remove dust from surfaces. They also work well to remove wrinkles from clothing. Set the machine on "air" mode and set the nozzle to the lowest setting. Press firmly on the area where you want to remove wrinkles. The suction should help to release some wrinkles.

Wash clothes in cold water

If you don't have time to iron your clothes, you can always wash them in cold water. Coldwater is not only energy efficient but can also help to release wrinkles. 

Why are my clothes so wrinkled after washing

There are many reasons why your clothes become wrinkled after washing.

After several times of washing clothes can lose their shape and elasticity. If you wash them in hot water wrinkles can set.. Cotton clothing can tend to wrinkle more easily. Some synthetic fabrics may be wrinkle more easily.  

Do ice cubes in the dryer work to reduce wrinkles in clothes?

Yes, they do. Ice cubes placed in the dryer will prevent wrinkles from forming. The heat generated by the dryer will melt the ice, which will create a bit of a steam effect. This will help to release wrinkles.

How to get wrinkles out of a cotton shirt?

Cotton shirts can wrinkle and so if you dampen them a bit and smooth them with your hands you can release wrinkles.

How to get wrinkles out of clothes when traveling?

When traveling, it's important to pack items that won't easily wrinkle. Use one of the new packing cubes or rolls to help prevent wrinkles.

How to remove creases from clothes?

To help remove creases from clothes, place the item on a flat surface and apply pressure with a rolling pin.


So there you have it! A few easy ways to get wrinkles out of your clothes without using an iron. Give one of these methods a try the next time you're in a pinch. You'll find that there a fewer wrinkles and you saved energy!

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