From ice cubes to hair straighteners: The genius ways to get creases out of your clothes when you don't have an iron

  • You can get wrinkle-free clothes by using common household items
  • Steam - created by the shower or a boiling kettle - can get rid of creases 
  • Using your hair dryer, or straightener, is another quick fix before work
  • If your iron is broken, simply use the base of a hot saucepan from the stove

Tackling a basket full of ironing is a task many choose to avoid.

But luckily there are alternatives for crease-free clothes.

Instead of lugging out the ironing board, there are a number of genus hacks you can use - from throwing your garments in the dryer with an ice cube to hanging your clothes on the rack while you shower to get rid of wrinkles.

Wiki How has revealed nine methods to achieve wrinkle-free clothing - and there's not a single iron in sight.

Don't have an iron? There are a number of alternatives to get the creases out of clothes

Don't have an iron? There are a number of alternatives to get the creases out of clothes

HOW TO IRON WITHOUT ONE

 * Use a hair straightener

* Use a hair dryer

* Place in the dryer with an ice cube

* Steam with the hot water from a shower

* Steam with the water from a kettle 

 * Roll tight like a burrito and flatten

*  'Iron' using the base of a hot pot

* Use wrinkle free spray  


If you're in a rush, giving your shirt a quick once over with your hair straightener is your best bet.

Simply clamp your shirt between the flat irons and smooth over.

The quick solution is perfect for flattening out the collar of a shirt or straightening the hard-to-reach areas between the shirt's buttons.

You can also use your hair dryer by dampening the clothes slightly and blasting them with heat.  

Another quick fix can be done while you're in the shower.

The hot steam produced by the water can work to get rid of creases so, while you wash, simply hang your clothes on the shower rack.

Banish creases: Using a hair straightener is a quick and easy alternative to using an iron

Banish creases: Using a hair straightener is a quick and easy alternative to using an iron

Using heat: You normally use it to dry your hair, but a hair dryer can also work to get wrinkles out of clothes

Using heat: You normally use it to dry your hair, but a hair dryer can also work to get wrinkles out of clothes

The process takes about 15 minutes, but be sure to keep your clothes close enough to reach to the steam but not so close that they get wet.

Another steam method can be done while you make a cup of tea.

While the kettle is boiling hold your clothes about 30 centimeters away from the steaming spout for a similar solution.

Steamy: Hang your clothes over the shower rack while you wash for a quick steam clean

Steamy: Hang your clothes over the shower rack while you wash for a quick steam clean

Genius: The steam generated by the hot water will help get rid of the wrinkles in your clothes

Genius: The steam generated by the hot water will help get rid of the wrinkles in your clothes

Simple: You can also use the steam from the kettle for smaller areas on your clothes

Simple: You can also use the steam from the kettle for smaller areas on your clothes

Popping your clothes in the dryer is also a quick, easy fix.

Simple pace your clothes in the dryer with an ice cube or a damp sock to create steam, put the setting on medium and leave for about 15 minutes.

Make sure to wear or hang the clothes up straight afterwards to ensure they remain wrinkle-free.

Hot and steamy: Place your clothes in the dryer with an ice cube or damp sock - to generate steam - for about 15 minutes

Hot and steamy: Place your clothes in the dryer with an ice cube or damp sock - to generate steam - for about 15 minutes

Who needs an iron? Using the base of a hot pot from the stove is just as effective

Who needs an iron? Using the base of a hot pot from the stove is just as effective

Wrap and stack: Roll your clothes up and place them under something heavy as a last resort

Wrap and stack: Roll your clothes up and place them under something heavy as a last resort

If you find your iron is not working, using a heated pot from the stove is an alternative.

Boil water in a pot and tip it out, before taking the pot to the wrinkled clothes to smooth them out like you would an iron - just be mindful that the heat is inconsistent and could burn your clothes if you are not careful.

Lastly, if all else fails, roll your clothes up tightly like a burrito and place them under something heavy, like a mattress, for about an hour.

While it's not perfect, the clothes will be left less wrinkly than they were before.  

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