Ways to Get Wrinkles Out of Clothes When Travelling
Traveling can be stressful, and wrinkled clothing can add to the chaos. Whether you forgot to hang up your clothes or you’re just coming off a long flight, here are some simple tips to help you save time and have wrinkle-free garments during your trip:
Hang It Up
The best way to reduce wrinkles is to prevent them from happening in the first place and the simplest way to do this is to hang your clothes in the closet or hang them on a portable garment rack. Keep in mind that different fabrics require different care and hanging instructions, so pay attention to the tags on your garments and make sure to hang them accordingly.
Pack the Right Way
When packing, try flattening out your clothing and folding it lengthwise. Then, use tissue paper or cotton sheets to pad the folds and add extra protection to your garments. Always try to use as few folds as possible, as this will help reduce wrinkles.
Steam it Out
If you find yourself with wrinkled clothes during your trip, all you need to do is locate a steam iron and press the garment inside out. This can be done in the bathroom, using the shower steam or using a garment steamer. Once the fabric is steamed, take it out and hang it up to cool off. This should get rid of most of the wrinkles.
Try the Hotel’s Services
Many hotels have a “same day laundry” service that includes an ironing service. Check with the concierge for more information, this can be a great way to save time and energy and still have your clothes looking great.
Shower Hang-up Trick
For small items or items that are not suitable for ironing, try this trick: fill up your sink or bath tub with steamy hot water and immerse your wrinkled garment for a few minutes. Then, hang it up in the bathroom for a few minutes, and the wrinkles should fall out.
- Take a travel steamer. It can be a great way to have professional-looking clothing with no effort.
- Check the room. Some hotels provide portable garment racks or steamers in the rooms. Ask the front desk if those services are available.
- Be proactive. Keep enough hangers in your suitcase, hang up your clothes once you check in and make sure to hang them up after wearing them.
For the best results, keeping rust-proof hangers in your luggage, hanging your clothes up right away and using a travel steamer when needed can help you have a stress-free holiday.