Everyone loves to find ways to save time and make their lives easier. Well, this laundry trick is flat-out genius! It’s a simple laundry hack that says to stop your clean clothes from creasing – without you having to iron them.
We all love a crisp, freshly pressed shirt. But ironing also comes with, well, a labor requirement. If you hate ironing (and we all do), you’re going to love this. The internet claims that this really “cool” hack (pun intended) uses ice cubes get rid of wrinkles in your laundry and no extra work beyond that.
This Is How The Ice Cubes Laundry Hack Works
To try this trick for yourself, take a couple of ice cubes and throw them into your tumble dryer with your wrinkled clothes. Close it shut and crank it to the highest heat setting. Now, let the dryer run its course for about ten to 15 minutes.
Always check the label before throwing clothing items in the dryer and follow the heat instructions.
Your dryer is essentially steaming your clothes, because the ice cubes melt into water, and it becomes hot enough to create steam. The evaporating the water is turning your dryer into a steamer. The wrinkles in your clothes simply smooth out.
Some additional expert advice
While this is a handy tip, there are a few things to keep in mind. You don’t want your clothes to come out wet so make sure you don’t go overboard with the ice cubes. Two to three ice cubes should do the trick.
We also recommend not over-filling the dryer. For the ice cube hack to be effective, laundry loads need to be pretty small. Try it out with just a few clothing items and choose thinner materials, such as blouses or shirts. So it’s not so much a method to de-wrinkle your entire wardrobe at once, but more of a special treatment for a favourite garment you absolutely want to be wrinkle-free.
If you want to ensure your clothes stay wrinkle-free, hang them up on a hanger immediately after getting them out the dryer. And try to avoid folding them so they don’t crumple up again.
This ice cubes and laundry hack is perfect if you are in a rush, busy, or if you hate ironing with a passion.