How to Prevent Wrinkled Clothes

There’s nothing worse than getting ready for work in the morning and realizing that your shirt is wrinkled. You might not always have the time to stop and iron your clothes with your busy schedule. That is why it is important to know how you can prevent wrinkles in your clothes without taking time out of your schedule to iron them.

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Separate Your Clothes

While many people already separate their clothes based on color, it is also important to separate by weight and fabric content. For example, if you were to wash a light weight item such as a t-shirt with a heavy weight item such as jeans, your t-shirt could be crushed by the weight of the jeans causing wrinkles. Also, when drying it is important to know that light weight items require less time in the dryer. If you over dry light weight items wrinkles can become deeply set.

Pay Careful Attention to Your Drying Cycles

When drying clothes, it is important to know the differences in the heating and cool down cycles. For example synthetic fabrics don’t need higher heat, so they work best with the permanent press cycle. This cycle has a cool down period, which allows items to relax to their normal shape. It is important to not let your clothes overheat, so the cool down period can be very helpful in preventing wrinkles.

Know How to Properly Unload Your Dryer

If you want to save time by avoiding ironing, it is key that you know how to correctly unload your dryer. As soon as your take a piece of clothing out of the dryer, give it a snap to remove smaller items that might be stuck to it. For items that need to be hung, make sure you straighten them out while placing them on the hanger to avoid wrinkles. When taking clothes out of the dryer, it is important not to throw them in a basket and let them sit, you should fold them soon after they come out of the dryer to avoid wrinkles.

Don’t Jam Your Clothes Tightly into a Drawer or Closet

You could do everything right when it comes to preventing wrinkles, but if you carelessly cram your clothes into a drawer after folding your clothes could become wrinkles. Also, don’t put your clothes in a drawer or closet while they are still warm from the dryer. They will need time to air out to prevent wrinkles from occurring.

If you are still experiencing problems with wrinkled clothes stop by Bakers Centre Laundry and allow us to offer our assistance! We are available to you and your needs with our 24-hour laundry service.