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Naturally Wrinkle Free Sheets and Clothes! January 26, 2015

When shopping around for sheets, a common feature conventional sheets have is that a lot of them are “permanent press”, “easy care”, or “wrinkle free”. This essentially means that they will not wrinkle no matter the environment or conditions they are under. Quite a few people prefer not to purchase such sheets or clothing with these features due to the fact that most of the time, formaldehyde or resins made with formaldehyde is what is applied to the sheets or clothing to give it this feature. Still, the having sheets or clothing without wrinkles is something everyone desires. There are quite a few preventive measures one can take to ensure wrinkle free sheets and clothing. Let’s get into some things you can do to naturally prevent wrinkles on your clothes and sheets.

 

#1) Fill your machine only half way with clothes. Overfilling the machine not only stresses out your washer and dryer, but also prevents clothes from getting as much space to move around as they should. If the machine is only half filled, the clothes will have enough space to move around and dry wrinkle free.

 

#2) Pull clothes while still warm out of the dryer. You don’t want to leave clothes in the dryer as it can get wrinkly inside as it cools. Pulling the clothes while warm out of the dryer and either putting them away immediately or laying it out flat to put away lessens the clothes from getting wrinkles as they cool.

 

#3) Wash and dry extra-large or heavy items by themselves. This includes sheet sets. The weight of these items when drying can cause smaller items to not get enough movement which can cause the smaller items to wrinkle. Washing these big and heavy items by themselves allows them to get enough movement and drying out fully which lessens wrinkles.

 

#4) Add vinegar to the softening compartment of your washer for the final cycle. Vinegar naturally softens clothes, this softening makes clothes more malleable as it dries allowing it better chances of drying without wrinkles once put in the dryer.

 

#5) Don’t let the clothes sit in the washer. This can cause it to wrinkle up and be harder for the wrinkles to be removed in the dryer.

 

I hope this has aided with providing you a few methods for natural wrinkle prevention. Let me know if you want to know anything further or additional about this. Lastly, don’t forget to post in the comments your ideas for the next blog post.

 

Sources for information provided:

http://www.textileglossary.com/terms/wrinkle-free.html

http://cen.acs.org/articles/91/i48/Wrinkle-Free-Cotton.html

https://oecotextiles.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/formaldehyde-in-your-fabrics/

http://organicclothing.blogs.com/my_weblog/2008/12/how-to-keep-natural-fiber-clothes-from-wrinkling.html

 

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