This Ice-Cube Hack Can Actually Replace Ironing Most Of Your Clothes

Doing laundry can be super annoying when you have a lot of dirty clothing. And, knowing all of us, we let it pile up because we keep putting it off—until we have no underwear left. When we finally get around to washing everything (and drying), we feel almost releaved—until we have to fold everything and put it away. So, we usually let it sit for a really long, long time.

But, when we have to wear something and realize now we have to iron our clean clothes because they’re more wrinkled than our grandmother’s forehead—we hate ourselves. Ironing can definitely go down in the book of “annoying things we don’t want to do but have to do” somewhere in the top 10 things.

Apparently, thanks to some geniuses online, there’s a hack going around that may take the need to iron some clothing away—by using ice.

How does it work?

According to LifeHacker, putting ice cubes in the dryer with your laundry creates a “steam effect” that will press most of your laundry for you in the dryer. Apparently, it works best on cotton clothing and less on jeans and other fabrics that are thick/heavy. Experts who have completed the hack also say to use a half load of laundry—not a full load.

You want to make sure that you’re running the dryer on high for a good 20-30 minutes so that the clothes fully dry. Additionally, you can use a damp cloth to replace the ice if you can’t get ahold of any (but, I’m sure you have ice trays somewhere in your house).

So, if you have some blouses that you don’t want to iron for work or even a tablecloth you use for your guests, toss them in the dryer with 8-10 ice cubes and let the steam work its magic.