Ever stayed at a hotel that didn’t have an iron and ironing board? In a pinch, you can use a flat iron to get the wrinkles out of your pants.
I figured out this easy hotel hack during my trip to Chicago last month. I was staying at a hotel that was geared towards business travelers, so I expected there would be an iron and ironing board in my room.
I was wrong.
Luckily, I did have my flat iron with me, so I just hung my pants over the towel bar in the bathroom, plugged in my flat iron, and was ready to go!
Be sure to check the tag of your pants for any special instructions, since not all trousers/pants should be ironed. Most flat irons go up to 410 degrees – you’ll want to set the temp to match the material they’re made out of to avoid scorching.
- Linen: 230 °C (445 °F)
- Triacetate: 200 °C (390 °F)
- Cotton: 204 °C (400 °F)
- Viscose: 190 °C (375 °F)
- Wool: 148 °C (300 °F)
- Polyester: 148 °C (300 °F)
- Silk: 148 °C (300 °F)
- Acetate: 143 °C (290 °F)
- Acrylic: 135 °C (275 °F)
- Lycra/Spandex: 135 °C (275 °F)
- Nylon: 135 °C (275 °F)
There you have it – an easy way to iron pants on the go.