Ironing can double the amount of time it takes to do laundry, in an especially frustrating way because it’s time you’re actually involved in—unlike the washing machine or dryer which you can turn on and walk away from. To avoid that extra time and effort on laundry day, just remove clothing from the dryer while still slightly damp, smooth, and arrange on hangers about six inches apart (the shower curtain rod is a great place to do this). Once dry, they’ll be perfectly unwrinkled, already hung, and ready to pop into the closet. (If you’re washing curtains, remove them from the dryer slightly damp and simply rehang—they’ll dry straight and already in place). This works best on pants, skirts, and blouses – sadly, buttoned dress shirts and materials like linen will always required pressing to give them those perfect creases and crisp look.
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