Visit FamilyCorner.com for tons of seasonal ideas!
quick link - go to our home page quick link - kid's crafts, family fun, printables, etc quick link - sign up for our free newsletter quick link - holiday crafts, recipes and ideas quick link - gardening, organizing, saving money, decorating and more quick link - our FunBook is filled with lots of quick ideas, tips and crafts quick link - join our bustling community of friendly members


Go Back   FamilyCorner.com Forums > > >

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-13-2007, 05:28 PM
DeBora4BobbyL's Avatar
Welcome Wagon Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 16,010
Air drying without wrinkles?

I wear a lot of tee-shirts that I paid a lot of money for. They seem to become wrinkled while they are air drying. I do not have the space nor the time to iron them. Any ideas how to make them dry without wrinkling so badly?

Since they are special tees to me, I don't want to wash them in something that might make them fade or shrink. I wash them in cold and then hang them on hangers to air dry. I have never tried those spray-on anti-wrinkle products. Any suggestions?
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-07-2007, 12:25 PM
barbszy's Avatar
Nine Year Member
FamilyCorner Postaholic
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Southern NJ, near Philadelphia
Posts: 18,716
I have the same problem....I find that the laundry is less wrinkled if I take it out of the washer IMMEDIATELY when the cycle is done, and shake each item out before hanging. But nothing eliminates the wrinkles completely--except ironing!
__________________
Barb's blog and Barb's Fridge
The New Parents Guide
DealLocker where I am known as "Coupon Countess"
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-07-2007, 12:32 PM
DeBora4BobbyL's Avatar
Welcome Wagon Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 16,010
I thought I saw something advertised a long time ago that could be sprayed on clothing to reduce wrinkles, but I am not sure. The laundry mat where I live is closed due to construction. So, I have to drive into town to the laundrymat. Plus, I live in a small RV with no clothes line. I have no room with an ironing board, so I am trying to be creative.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02-07-2007, 01:15 PM
barbszy's Avatar
Nine Year Member
FamilyCorner Postaholic
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Southern NJ, near Philadelphia
Posts: 18,716
I think you can make your own with a little fabric softener and the rest water, in a spray bottle.
__________________
Barb's blog and Barb's Fridge
The New Parents Guide
DealLocker where I am known as "Coupon Countess"
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 02-07-2007, 01:30 PM
DeBora4BobbyL's Avatar
Welcome Wagon Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 16,010
Now I have a question. Will fabric softner cause the print and/or pictures to fade or come off my tee shirts. Many of the clothing that I hang dry are expensive tees with designs on them.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 02-07-2007, 01:39 PM
barbszy's Avatar
Nine Year Member
FamilyCorner Postaholic
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Southern NJ, near Philadelphia
Posts: 18,716
Why not hang them inside out to spray and dry?
__________________
Barb's blog and Barb's Fridge
The New Parents Guide
DealLocker where I am known as "Coupon Countess"
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 02-07-2007, 01:42 PM
DeBora4BobbyL's Avatar
Welcome Wagon Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 16,010
There is no place for me to hang them outside. But, there isn't a problem for me to hang them inside.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 02-07-2007, 01:50 PM
barbszy's Avatar
Nine Year Member
FamilyCorner Postaholic
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Southern NJ, near Philadelphia
Posts: 18,716


DeBora, I meant, turn the shirt INSIDE-OUT so that the decal is on the inside. Then spray it and let dry.
__________________
Barb's blog and Barb's Fridge
The New Parents Guide
DealLocker where I am known as "Coupon Countess"
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 02-07-2007, 02:05 PM
DeBora4BobbyL's Avatar
Welcome Wagon Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 16,010
Duh! I like that idea! I will try it.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 02-09-2007, 04:48 AM
RobertaD's Avatar
Nine Year Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Ohio
Posts: 16,481
Debora what if you clip clothes pins on the bottom of the t-shirts to add a little extra weight to pull out the wrinkles as the t's are drying?

You could also hang them up in the bathroom when dry while you are showering for the steam to work on any remaining wrinkles then smooth them out after your shower.

I read somewhere years ago that if you shake your clothes out before putting them in the dryer it takes less time to dry and also gets rid of a lot of the wrinkles before they dry in.

Also as Barb said hanging up as soon as the dryer stops after another good shake will stop the clothes from getting wrinkles caused by laying around.

I do believe that anti-wrinkle spray really was just deluted softener that was sprayed on the clothes and you where to smooth out the wrinkles and let the clothes redry.

Roberta
__________________
http://www.youravon.com/rdunaway
use code TAKE10 for 10% off your first direct delivery order in 2019 with me!
Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Oh So Wet Quick Drying Top Coats Valerie1961 Contests & Prizes 0 04-26-2009 02:51 PM
Wrinkles..HELP! mdwwlkr Skin Care 9 02-04-2009 10:22 AM
What Did You Do Frugal Today?? Shawn What Did You Do Frugal Today 8540 11-21-2004 01:56 PM
Drying and Roasting Pumpkin Seeds ajrsmom Cooking questions 0 10-09-2004 09:03 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:49 PM.


Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.

POPULAR AREAS OF FAMILYCORNER.COM

Our Family FunBook is packed full of ideas from parents just like you!

Our members say that they have never found a friendlier message board community than ours!

Our kid's craft section is filled with easy ideas for creative little minds.

We have tons of free printable coloring pages to keep your little ones happy.

We offer a wide variety of free newsletters delivered right to your inbox.

Our Household Hints & Tips have a wealth of information on cleaning, organizing, and more!
Go to the funbook Go to forums Go to kid's crafts Go to printables Go to newsletters Go to Hints & Tips

Home || Newsletters || Advertising || Terms of Use || Privacy || Services || Submissions || Contact Us || Media Opportunities || Link To Us || Shop || Feedback || Staff || e-Cards || Reminder Service



FamilyCorner.com® is sponsored in part by...




Visit our friends --> MomsMenu | Main Street Mom | She Knows | Baby University | Personal Fitness Zone | iChef.com

Copyright Notice | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use/Disclaimer