It happens to me every time—usually when I'm in a hurry. I pull my favorite dress out of the closet…and it's more wrinkled than a pug! Luckily, I discovered the perfect solution when I'm too busy to pull out the iron and ironing board. I use ice to de-wrinkle my clothes! Ice not only saves me time (I can do my makeup and hair while my clothes are un-wrinkling themselves), it saves me money! Wrinkle release sprays can cost $8 or more. An ice cube tray costs only about $1—that's a savings of $7 (minus the cost of the minuscule amount of water you use to fill up the ice cube trays)! Want to get in on the icy action? Keep reading!


  1. Put your wrinkled clothing into the dryer.
  2. Add 2-4 pieces of ice to the dryer depending on how many clothes you’re trying to get wrinkle-free.
  3. Set the dryer on a medium or high heat setting for 5 to 15 minutes. As the dryer gets hot, the ice will melt and create steam, which will get rid of the wrinkles!
  4. Check the dryer after 10 minutes. I find that my clothes are usually ready at this point.
  5. Remove the clothing, shake it out a bit, and it's ready to wear!


Don't put the entire tray of ice into your dryer—no matter how large your dryer is. Too much ice equals a wet mess because the environment won't get hot enough to create steam. You don't want to add too many clothes either! I found the perfect combination is three cubes of ice and three articles of clothing.

Bonus delicate fabric tip:

Having trouble getting stubborn wrinkles out of a silky or delicate top while ironing? Just wrap one ice cube in a washcloth and rub the ice over the wrinkles so that the fabric gets a tiny bit wet. Run your iron over the fabric. The wetness left behind by the ice will create enough steam to erase those annoying wrinkles!

De-Wrinkle Your Clothes with Ice!