Travel Tip of the Day: Non-Iron Clothing

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I hate ironing. I really do. And I’m no good at it. I regrettably didn’t pay enough attention to my mom while she was alive and trying to teach me. So now, I try to only pack clothes that don’t need to be ironed. My wife recommends buying from the Non-Iron Shop from Banana Republic for pants and shirts that don’t need to be ironed but you can also check out TJ Maxx, as they often have some cheaper options in stock.

 

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Comments

  1. There used to be “Drip & Dry” clothes especially perfect for traveling. Travel Smith also has good items that don’t need ironing ever. Costco has mens pants that are drip/dry and wrinkle free. But of course this means that you can’t have 100% cotton clothing. A blend of Synthetic products is a necessity. 100% cotton needs too much attention. Exclude any linen items of course. Sadly. BTW, my grandmother taught me to iron, but I never do it!

  2. I also hate ironing and have switched to rolling my clothes as described here: http://www.ehow.com/how_4868310_roll-clothing-packing.html

    I pack dress shirts, slacks, ties, etc., and I have not once had to use an iron at my destination since switching!

  3. steve fudali says:

    No-Iron is the way to travel! As a former business traveler, and when a different client was scheduled for every sales call, no-iron clothes stayed crisper and more presentable then the the standard clothing items. No-iron clothes also require less packing and fewer items to clean on the return home. Now that I’m retired, no-iron is still my choice for daily wear. They save me the cost of commercial laundering shirts and dry cleaning pants. No-iron clothes are my choice for savings and ease of travel.

  4. Ginny Driggs says:

    My spouse’s larger size assures he cannot wear those mentioned on Banana Republic’s No-Iron Shop. He purchases is pants from Penney at JC Penney’s and they do wonderfully.

  5. George Keller says:

    I have been buying non ironing clothes for at least 2 years. Most of my purchases have been with Dillard’s and Nordstrom dept. stores. Since I do not like to pay the full price I make my purchases at the end of the season. Normally half price is what I pay. You are right about ironing. With the non iron clothes just remove from the suitcase and hang.

  6. Marlo Faulkner says:

    Nordstrom has great no-iron men’s shirts. Try Chico’s for women

  7. I agree, and make them things that mix and match well – any shirt with any pants, gives you double the outfit options!

  8. I’m with you! At home, I throw things in the dryer for a few minutes. On the road, I try to bring jersey and other fabrics that don’t crease. I also carry Downy Wrinkle spray. One squirt and then I hang the garment in the bathroom while I’m showering to take in a little steam!

  9. Jose Castiel says:

    Now for those of us who prefer to wear more comfortable 100% cotton clothes, like pants, I have discovered a trick on how to pack them in a suitcase that all but guarantees that you won’t need to iron them when you arrive at your destination.

    I lay my pants down flat, as if I’m going to put them on a hanger, but instead, I grab the pants at the bottom and start rolling tightly, so my pants end up a giant roll ! You end up not creasing your pants like you would have if you just folded them in half before packing them.
    When you arrive and unpack, your pants just unfold without any creases that you need to iron out !

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