Ironing is high up on the list of most dreaded chores, but if you’re feeling lazy and need crease-free clothes in a snap, then you’ll be pleased to hear that there’s a trick that does exactly that.
And the best part? It’s free.
After putting your clothes in the dryer, place two or three ice cubes along with them and then raise the setting to the highest heat for a few minutes. Apparently, the hack should make your clothes look like they’ve been freshly steamed.
And it works, as multiple people have tested out the trick and shared their results online.
You may be trying to figure out the correlation between ice cubes and smooth clothes, and it’s simply because once the ice is melted, the heat from the dryer transforms the water into steam.
So, not only are you getting dry, clean clothes, but now they’ve been pressed for you once they come out.
However, there are some things to consider. It is advised by those who have tested the hack to not overfill the dryer if adding ice cubes, so a few shirts and trousers should be enough for one load.
Once the trick gained traction online, many others came out with their own secrets to avoid ironing, such as hanging your clothes as soon as they’re out of the dryer.
And also using a hairdryer as a steamer. Others say running a damp towel over dry clothes can help with crinkling.
Or you might take to your kitchen cabinets, as experts believe that vinegar is the secret to soft linen, towels and bedding.
“Use vinegar instead of fabric softener. Works better, and no, it doesn’t smell,” said one social media user after a woman asked for advice on how to keep her towels feeling brand new.
Do you have any hacks to avoid ironing that you swear by? Let us know in the comments below.