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How do you get wrinkles out of a shirt?

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To get wrinkles out of a shirt, hang it up as soon as it is dry. Gently smooth your hands over the warm shirt immediately after removing it from the dryer. For stubborn wrinkles, use an iron.

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  1. Remove the shirt from the dryer

    As soon as the dryer stops tumbling, remove the shirt, and hang it. Run your hands over the shirt, top to bottom, to smooth out any wrinkles while it is still warm. Never let laundry sit in the dryer, as this creates wrinkles.

  2. Use steam

    Hang the shirt in the bathroom when you take a shower. The warm steam produced from the shower helps smooth out wrinkles. After the shower, run your hands over the shirt again to flatten out any stubborn wrinkles.

  3. Use an iron

    For really stubborn wrinkles, or for shirts which require pressing, use an ironing board and iron. Start at the top of the shirt by ironing the collar first, then drape the shoulders over the narrow end of the ironing board and iron each side. Next, lay the sleeves flat on the board, and iron them, leaving a crease at the top of each sleeve. Iron the front of the shirt, then the back, and hang the item on a hanger immediately.

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