Photography by Kevin Wong Image by: Photography by Kevin Wong
After you take a garment out of the wash, give it two or three hard snaps to prevent it from balling up. Place the item into the dryer or hang it to dry.
Jamming clothes into the dryer prevents proper tumbling, causing clothes to dry slower and wrinkle.
Time it right
Wrinkles form when clothes sit in the dryer, even for a short time. As soon as the drying cycle ends, remove the load, then fold or hang the items while they're still hot.
To steam out wrinkles if clothes have sat in the dryer for too long, add one piece of clean, damp laundry, then run the dryer on the medium-heat (permanent press) setting for 10 minutes.
Invest in a good-quality steam iron
This iron provides a constant surge of steam power to penetrate fabrics from shirts to drapes. Rowenta Perfect Steam Station (1,750 W), $360, rowenta.ca.
The durable nonstick soleplate glides easily over fabrics while the convenient shot-of-steam feature removes stubborn wrinkles. Sunbeam Classic Iron (1,200 W), $28, sunbeam.ca.
This model features variable steam settings and a vertical steam option for removing wrinkles from hanging garments. T-fal EasyCord FV4456 (1,700 W), $75, t-fal.ca.
Fold like the pros
You don't need a degree in merchandising to master the art of precision folding. Use this simple garment-folding template for tidy stacks that wouldn't look out of place on the shelves of a high-end shop. Pliio Clothing Pilers, $20 per pack of seven, bedbathandbeyond.ca.
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|This story was originally part of "Your Ultimate Laundry Guide" in the April 2015 issue.
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