How to Reduce Wrinkles With Hang Drying

by Kimbry Parker

Hanging your clothes to dry saves money since you won’t be running your clothes dryer, but you might be worried your clothes will come out stiff and wrinkled. If you grab your clothes out of the washer and simply toss them on a hanger without any care, then wrinkles may indeed form. Even if you’re careful about hanging your clothes to dry, you still might find a few wrinkles, but you can do some simple things to reduce the amount of wrinkles that form.

Items you will need

  • Liquid fabric softener
  • 1 cup white vinegar
Step 1

Give the clothes plenty of space to move around freely in the washer. Overloading the washer makes clothes more likely to twist together, which causes wrinkles.

Step 2

Add liquid fabric softener to the washer. Not only will this add a nice scent to your clothes, it will also help to prevent wrinkles from forming.

Step 3

Add 1 cup of white vinegar to the washer’s rinse cycle. Vinegar will help to relax wrinkles and won’t leave any scent behind.

Step 4

Take your clothes out of the washer as soon as the cycle is finished. Leaving wet clothes bunched together in the washer promotes wrinkles, so hanging them up promptly is essential.

Step 5

Give the garments a good shake before hanging them up. Once they’re hung, use your hands to smooth out and gently pull on the fabric to get rid of any wrinkles while the clothes are still wet.

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About the Author

Kimbry Parker has been writing since 1998 and has published content on various websites. Parker has experience writing on a variety of topics such as health, parenting, home improvement and decorating. She is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in organizational communication.