ADVICE FOR OUTSIZE MEN - KEEPING CLOTHES WRINKLE FREE
Ironing clothes has to be right up there on the list of chores men despise,
or should I say, lack the time to do. But many of us, esp when single,
have had to take out an iron and ironing board at one point or another
in our lives. Unless, of course, you wanted to look like a slob or could
afford to have a big dry-cleaning bill each month.
So if you're a typical guy, short on time and can't stand ironing, then
read on for some easy tips that will help shorten your ironing time for
Proper Prevention of wrinkles
is key. A simple thing like taking good care of your clothes and storing
them properly can prevent wrinkles from setting in, which will, as a result,
help keep you away from the ironing board.
Don't " wait until tomorrow"
The first tip is to fold and hang your clothes as soon as the tumble dryer's
spin cycle is finished and while the garments are still warm. Clothing
tends to bunch up at the drying stage, and the dryer creates wrinkles
that set in even more once the garments eventually cool down. So the trick
is to take your clothes out as soon as you hear the buzzer go off, flatten
them out on a clean, flat surface, and smooth out as many wrinkles as
you can with your hands before folding or hanging your clothes. Remember
though that this step won't necessarily prevent wrinkles from setting
in completely , but it will make the article wearable. If you like to
iron everything regardless, this process will help cut down your ironing
You can also decrease your ironing time by properly hanging and folding
your clothes. But before I give specific wrinkle-prevention hanging tips,
keep these simple tips in mind.
should always store a piece of clothing as soon as you take it off, whether
you're at work or at home - even if that means having a coat hanger on
the side of your cubicle. Avoid hanging your clothes on hooks or on the
back of your chair, as this will leave lumps and bumps that will cause
wrinkles to set in, and in the long run, cause your garment to go out
down wrinkle free
Another quick tip is to avoid pulling up your trousers when sitting down.
Instead, just as you're about to take a seat, try pulling down on your
trousers so that they don't bunch up and eventually wrinkle behind the
knees and below your back pockets. It's worth compromising some comfort
for wrinkle-free trousers.
to hanging and folding tips:- Different garments need different storage
Coats, jackets & blazers: Coats, jackets and blazers should be hung
on thick wooden or molded plastic hangers because they require added support
in maintaining their structured shoulders. Remember that these types of
hangers are bulkier than the traditional wire ones and will take up more
wardrobe space, so don't overcrowd your clothes in your wardrobe as crushed
& Tees: Fold and store knitwear and T-shirts in drawers. Make sure
they're properly folded along the natural creases and avoid piling them
up in your drawers because the weight from the top ones can make folding
lines set in even more, and create even bigger wrinkles in the process.
Casual and dress shirts tend to be delicate and are best stored on padded,
or stretchy plastic hangers. Avoid wire hangers because they will distort
the shape of your clothes in the long run. Again, avoid bunching your
shirts together to avoid wrinkles.
Jeans, cords and heavier types of trousers can be folded, as their thickness
will generally prevent them from creasing. But you can also hang them
if you have sufficient wardrobe space. Ideally, trousers should be hung
using a clamp-style hanger, which is clipped onto the waistband. If you're
folding or hanging your trousers on regular hangers, make sure to fold
them along the natural creases, so that both of the legs lie flat against
one another (parallel). Again, don't forget to space out your trousers
in your closet.
Getting rid of wrinkles without an iron
never be able to totally prevent clothes from wrinkling. So here are a
few simple tricks to get rid of wrinkles; they're not necessarily the
most efficient or traditional methods, but they're helpful when you're
short on time or don't have an iron at hand.
The tumble dryer method:-
An easy but rather costly way to get rid of wrinkles on T-shirts, trousers,
and less delicate shirts is to put your garment in the dryer for 10 to
15 minutes. You can always spray it lightly with water before putting
it in - it should work every time
a wrinkle-free spray
If you're in a hurry and look like you've slept in your clothes, you can
always use a wrinkle-busting spray. Just spray the product onto your garment,
wait 10 seconds, and smooth away the wrinkles. Wrinkle-free sprays work
on almost any fabric, and they're the perfect solution when traveling.
Hang your clothes on plastic hangers in the bathroom while taking a long
shower, for a quick way to get rid of wrinkles. Once you're finished showering,
let your garment hang in a dry environment, like the hot-press, and it
should be dry and wrinkle-free in a couple of minutes
it to the dry cleaner
Last but not least, you can always drop off your clothes at the dry cleaner,
and they'll be good as new the next day. Or, buy some wrinkle-free clothing,
made from wrinkle-free fabrics like polyester.
As a last tip, if you're running late for work in the morning and don't
have time to iron your shirt properly, then simply iron the cuffs, collar
and front part of your shirt. The rest of your shirt will be covered once
you slip on your jacket. But this is a very last resort; if you have other
shirts to wear with your suit, then wear one of those instead, until you
have time to do a real ironing job.
to keep clothes wrinkle free