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Casa Quickie: Bon Voyage Wrinkles!

If you leave your clothes in the dryer after the cycle has ended, your clothes will wrinkle. Since you probably don't want to sit around and watch that pot boil, and most dryers aren't equipped with a loud siren to let you know when the time's up, wrinkles are kind of inevitable. To smooth out the wrinkles, throw a slightly damp, white towel in your dryer with your clothes. Then, turn the dryer back on for 20 minutes. The wrinkles should disappear. How about that for a magic trick? It's too bad this trick doesn't work for your skin . . . Oil of Olay would totally be out of business.

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PJ-PJ-PJ PJ-PJ-PJ 9 years
One of my male cousins filled me in on this trick a few years ago. I just use a damp wash cloth for this. It creates steam. I use it to soften & unwrinkle the clothes that get hung to dry, by putting them in the dryer, with the damp cloth, for 10 minutes.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Rosa, I want that dryer!
RosaDilia RosaDilia 9 years
My dryer has a wrinkle free setting and believe me the clothes can stay in there for days and no wrinkles!
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
I put things in the dryer on low for a spin while getting ready, and they come out wrinkle-free. No damp towel needed!
okmaebe okmaebe 9 years
I tend just to just flick a little water in there and pop it on. Works just as well.
linds1019 linds1019 9 years
If I leave stuff in the dryer, I usually just turn it on the low-heat cycle and done! Never needed to add a damp towel.
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 9 years
Personally, I just use a clean white dish towel, so no fluff/lint!
GreenSkittlesGal GreenSkittlesGal 9 years
Question -- does the towel leave lint on your clothes? I have to do my towels and clothes separately for that reason.
jenybryan jenybryan 9 years
hmmm...all the dryers i've ever experienced have an end of load buzzer, which is really loud and obnoxious lol. but the towel thing is good if you just don't feel like babysitting your laundry all day long.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Not a bad idea! I shoudl try it when i need to next!
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 9 years
I totally do this in the morning ALL the time, if any of my trousers or blouses are slightly wrinkled from being crunched in my WAY overstuffed closet. It worked amazingly!
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