How to Reduce Wrinkles With Hang Drying

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.