Any tips, tricks, techniques, etc.?
Not for trousers, though, right? I suppose you could use starch for cotton khakis. But not for wool, right?I use perma press mostly, but when I do iron, a quality spray starch is a constant companion.
No, wool I dry clean and they press, cotton i spray.Not for trousers, though, right? I suppose you could use starch for cotton khakis. But not for wool, right?
My shirts are almost all permanent press these days. I still have them laundered and pressed, with starch!
Also use the Permanent Press cycle on the washing machine, regardless of whether the clothes are permanent press or not. That setting is less environmentally friendly as it reduces the speed of the spin cycle so the clothes come out of the washer more wet but with less wrinkles. In my experience there will be less wrinkles in shirts/pants when they exit the dryer if not washed using the regular cycle.Buy quality trousers that are labeled "Permanent Press". Tumble dry medium heat & remove while still damp. Hang by the cuffs, using clip-type hangers.
Instead of wasting time ironing, go make a sandwich & have a beer.
That is my experience, too, and I am likewise surprised. Results not as good as if one actually ironed one's slacks--you are not going to get a razor crease in most slacks, for instance--but good enough for my purposes most of the time, and effectively as good as a large expensive steamer!I replaced it with a stupidly cheap handheld steamer and, much to my surprise, it's working great.