Friday, October 10, 2008

Less Ironing

The other day I didn't finish folding the load of whites. I went downstairs to start more laundry today and discovered the basket of clean clothes. Why is it that everything gets so much wrinklier if I pull it out of the dryer and put it in a basket? I "try" to get the clothes folded/hung when the dryer is done, but most of the time it doesn't happen the way it should -- although I do take more care with the perma-press loads of shirts. But what amazes me is how I can leave a finished load in the dryer for two days and find slightly wrinkled clothes, but transferring those clothes to a laundry-basket and leaving them for a day makes it all embarrassingly wrinkled.

I think the moral of the story is to never ever take anything out of the dryer until I'm ready to fold it right away ... even if "right away" is long after its dry. But what could be the scientific explanation for why that happens??

1 comment:

  1. Trapped heat maybe?
    Because I've found the same thing.

    It's especially odd when I leave clothes overnight and they're not even noticeably wrinkled, (the inside of the bundle is still warm though), but if I take it out and leave it for 30 minutes they're already cold and wrinkled.