If there's one good reason to do the sniff test, it's this: Washing and drying your clothing after each wear is one of the quickest ways to wear those outfits out. Yes, there are ways to improve your laundry skills, but you're still shoving your favourite duds into a machine to get agitated -- yes, that's what it's called -- and then into a different machine to get blasted with heat.
Tagged With ironing
Dear Lifehacker, I hate ironing, and my wife insists on ironing my work shirts for me. She does a great job, but it can sometimes take ages for her to get around to it, so I have to iron the odd one here or there to get through. I really want to start taking my shirts to a dry cleaner and get them laundered and pressed, but I don't want to hurt her feelings. What should I do?
We've talked about ways to get wrinkles out of clothes without having to iron, but honestly, sometimes ironing is the best way to make your shirts look good and get them wrinkle free. It doesn't have to be a hassle either. This video from The Art of Manliness shows you how it's done.
There's a reason why household chores are called "chores" -- they're tedious, unpleasant and seemingly never-ending. But of all the menial tasks that make up domestic living, few are as annoying as ironing. To help you escape the monotony, we've assembled a list of our favourite laundry hacks from the past few years: some don't require any ironing at all!
Photo by anneh632
Don't like the hassle of ironing? Household weblog Re-Nest suggests lightly misting the clothing with water from a spray bottle. A few minutes later the wrinkles will disappear as the garment dries.
Ironing clothes is one of those tasks that has a tendency to be a bit terrifying, but worry not, it just seems overly complicated. Here, we'll break it down into the three simplest, most common cases: Shirts, pants and skirts. Some fabric types might need special attention, but other than that it's all pretty much the same.
Dear Lifehacker, I'm sitting in a hotel before a customer meeting this morning with a problem. My shirts and jacket are creased from being packed in my luggage. Normally, I hang them on the towel rail in the bathroom while I have a shower, and the vapour causes the creases to fall out. However, this hotel uses those 'anti-theft' coat hangers with a stud instead of a hook, and I can't find anywhere in the bathroom that I can attach these.