Enough with the wrinkles
June 10, 2014 11:16 PM Subscribe
I moved to a new place with in-unit washer and dryer a few months ago. Since I started using those machines, my button-down casual and dress shirts come out of the laundry extremely wrinkled. Jeans also end up wrinkled enough that they usually require ironing. I've almost never had to iron clothes in the past. Now I spend quite a bit of time ironing everything, and it's especially difficult and time-consuming because the wrinkles are so severe. How can I stop this from happening? Ideally I want to go back to those blissful days of not ironing at all. A few pertinent facts inside.
posted by naju to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (24 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
-These are front-loading, new-ish, high efficiency machines. In the past I used old, top-loading machines with no problems.
-I take the clothes out of the dryer and hang/iron immediately once they're done.
-I've experimented with medium-sized loads and small-sized loads. Very small size loads wrinkle slightly less, but are still quite wrinkly and require ironing. And we're talking 5 shirts for a very small load.
-I've experimented with different washer settings - currently have things going on delicate, low spin, cold water, light stains. That seems to help a little bit, but again, still wrinkly and needs ironing. Also tried different time settings for the dryer with little difference.
-Washer is an LG Direct Drive. Dryer is a Miele Novotronic made in Germany.