A cleaning expert has revealed his handy hacks to help you save time on household chores – with only items that are already in your kitchen.
Smooth, wrinkle-free clothing is a must for a stylish wardrobe – but who has time to iron? Both time-consuming and frustrating, it is one of the most hated jobs in the entire country.
Kegan Kimball, from London, who runs Laundry Services dry cleaning services, spoke exclusively with FEMAIL and shared his top tips that are cost-effective, fast and easy.
They include everything from adding ice cubes in the tumble dryer to creasing clothes and using foil to half the time spent on ironing.
Kegan Kimball from London, who runs Laundryheap dry cleaning service or a dry cleaning company, gave his best tips on how to shorten your ironing time. Pictured, stock image
1. SPRAY WITH VINEGAR AND WATER
This natural solution is suitable for the most environmentally friendly clothing owners.
"This is for those who like to keep things natural," Kegan said. Pour a part of white vinegar and three parts of water into a spray bottle, shake and spread over dry folds. Let them dry. & # 39;
& # 39; If that happens, the creases will begin to disappear. Vinegar is also a natural disinfectant, so a great way to freshen up clothes in between washes. & # 39;
2. Throw an ice cube in the clothes dryer with your clothes
This time-saving tip works every time and saves you valuable minutes.
& # 39; If you are lucky enough to own a tumble dryer, throw in an ice cube with dry clothes to crease and set the timer to ten minutes, & # 39; the expert explained.
& # 39; The heat melts the ice and releases steam; effectively make your clothes wrinkle free while you continue with more important things. & # 39;
3. PLACE A FOIL UNDER YOUR CLOTHES IF YOU ARE IRON
This surprising trick is the best way to iron both sides of a piece of clothing at the same time.
& # 39; Another time-saving trick is to put a sheet of foil between your clothes and the ironing board, & # 39; he explained. & # 39; If you iron one side, the heat will conduct and heat the other side. & # 39;
& # 39; This means you don't have to iron on both sides and you get the time it takes to do all & # 39; must-iron & # 39; clothing in two.
NINE HANDY HACKS
1. Spray with vinegar and water
2. Add an ice cube to the tumble dryer
3. Place foil under clothing before ironing
4. Hold folding clothing over a kettle while it is boiling
5. Moisten clothing lightly and dry
6. Use straighteners on visible folds
7. Hang clothes fresh from the tumble dryer
8. Iron while showering
9. Do not wait until the clothes are dry before ironing
4. KEEP CREASED CLOTHES ABOVE A KETTLE WHEN IT COOKS
Kegan also offered his words to get the best out of kitchen gadgets – including kettles.
& # 39; Hold smaller wrinkled items such as undershirts or silk shirts over the boiler while it is boiling for a rapid explosion of hot steam, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; Keep your hands away from steam or wear oven gloves to protect you against any risk of burns. Then enjoy your tea debt and wrinkle-free. & # 39;
5. LIGHT VAPORS CLOTHING AND AIR-DRY
& # 39; For a quick fix, go to your blow dry, & # 39; said Kegan. & # 39; To move folds quickly, hang the item up and wipe some water over your folds. & # 39;
& # 39; Then give the clothes a quick hair dryer in a warm place. The water will relax the material somewhat, while the hairdryer offers the best and most cost-effective alternative to a hand steamer. & # 39;
& # 39; In addition, it will be ready within a few seconds and you can then continue to throw the clothing immediately. & # 39;
6. USE HAIR STRAIGHTENERS ON THE MOST VISIBLE CREASES
This classic movement is very time-saving according to the washing expert.
& # 39; Where most people go wrong, trying to iron an entire item with handy, but ultimately too small, straighteners, & # 39; said Kegan.
& # 39; Locate your most visible folds instead and work on them instead. If your collars and cuffs are in good condition, you can fool everyone by believing that the wrinkled face underneath your trusted sweater is also.
He added: & # 39; Be careful not to hold the hair straighteners for too long, because loose sleeves are not good. & # 39;
Kegan Kimball from Laundryheap recommends putting an ice cube in your tumble dryer to reduce ironing time. Pictured. stock image
7. HANG THEM WHEN THEY ARE HOT FROM THE DRYER
A good trick to save time when ironing is to quickly remove your clothes from the dryer.
& # 39; Folded clothing looks nice and is great to organize, but if you want to keep your clothing wrinkle-free for longer, hanging is best, & # 39; said Kegan.
& # 39; But make sure you do this while they are still warm from the tumble dryer so that you can manipulate what shape they take when they are cooled. Wrinkle-free clothing and an easily navigable wardrobe. & # 39;
8. IRON IF YOU ARE IN THE SHOWER
Another tip from the expert is ironing in the shower – and is a good way to optimize your time.
& # 39; For light creases, simply hang your clothes in the bathroom and take a hot shower, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; Make sure that all windows remain closed to achieve the same benefits of a steam iron – without even having to turn one on. & # 39;
9. DO NOT LEAVE DRESSES COMPLETELY BEFORE DRYING
For those of us who don't have a dryer and let clothes dry on a drying rack, it makes no sense to wait until the items have dried completely before ironing.
"The next time you dry your clothes, either in the clothes dryer or in a clothes rack, don't let them dry completely before you iron," Kegan said.
He added: “Don't be put off by hissing the iron that touches the cloth, the remaining moisture works wonders when creating steam, which in turn removes creases better and keeps them crease-free for much longer. & # 39;
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