Life Hacks for the Lazy Man: How to Never Iron Again
For some, ironing is just a part of life. For others, it’s a royal pain in the backside. We fall somewhere in the latter. Although looking sharp is important to us, we’re very much pro shortcuts when it comes to household chores; if there’s a shortcut, we’ll take it.
We’re dedicated to stocking the best brands and best quality in men’s plus size clothing. So we do believe it’s important to treat our garments right. But that doesn’t mean we have to waste entire minutes ironing away. Here are 5 essential life hacks to keep you crease free so you’ll never have to iron again.
Shake After Washing
Sounds simple but if you remember to shake out your clothes as soon as they come out of the washing machine and hang them neatly (with no creases), you can avoid having to iron at all. Always hang your clothes from the strongest part of the garment (waistband or inside seam) to avoid tell-tale peg prints.
Spray with Lavender Oil
A solution of lavender oil and water can help to get rid of creases. Use this solution when your clothes are still wet after being washed and then shake out before you hang on the washing line.
Shower Steam Your Clothes
Kill two birds with one stone by steaming your clothes flat in the bathroom. If you don’t own a clothes steamer, hang your creased clothing on your shower rod as you shower in the morning and watch as the wrinkles disappear.
Shop for Low Maintenance Fabrics
Like girlfriends or mothers, low maintenance fabrics are much easier to handle. Shop for easy care fabrics like cottons rather than silks and you can save yourself a headache or two when it comes to laundry day.
Give it a Tumble
The trusty tumble dryer does a lot more than just dry your clothes. Wetting and re-drying a garment is like giving it a clean slate, relieving you of unwanted creases in your outfit. Simply spray your creased piece of clothing with some water and tumble away until done.
Blast with the Hairdryer
If you’re in a rush to leave the house and don’t have time to wait for the tumble dryer, borrow your girlfriend’s hairdryer and give your t-shirt or shirt a high blast of heat. This works well on small creases.