Dresses, shirts, pants or blouses, linen is loved by all and sundry! The fabric is delightfully soft and breathable but quite delicate when it comes to maintenance. Linen wrinkles are a nagging chore and can be quite challenging to maintain on a daily basis. The creases on your linen garment are difficult to smoothen even after a vigorous session of ironing. If you wish to keep the wrinkles at bay, you must wash and iron them carefully before use. You can easily prevent the stubborn creases on your fabric with the help of basic household products. Read on to find out how!
Ingredients that you need
1.) Cool water
2.) Sink or Basin
3.) A mild cleanser/detergent
4.) An iron
5.) An ironing board
6.) A spray starch
7.) Clothes hanger
THE ACTION PLAN
The water: Rinse your garment with some clean, clear and cool water.
Cleansing techniques: Rinse your linen with a gentle cleanser in a sink or a basin filled with cool water. Wash you garments gently and softly with your hands. Avoid wringing or balling the garment to protect it from wrinkles.
Drying: Make sure that your garments are laid flat while drying; they must be dried until they’re slightly damp.
- You must make sure that your iron is switched on to the medium setting or any other temperature that is mentioned on the care tag of your linen garment.
- Turn your linen inside out before placing it on your ironing board.
- Always start ironing your linen from inside. Maintain the inside-out motion.
- While ironing, if your linen goes dry, you can use a spray starch to retain the dampness.
- Iron and press the inside of the garment into a smooth finish and turn the linen to its normal side and place it on the ironing board.
- After the linen is adequately pressed and free of wrinkles, you might want to hang it on a hanger and wait for it to cool down completely.
- Store inside your wardrobe once it’s completely dry.
If you dislike ironing:
- Wash your linen or spray it down with water and hang it straight on a clothesline outside in your garden or terrace.
- Clip some clothespins at the bottom of your linen to add some weight.
- Let the wind blow and work its magic on your garment!