Hotel Hack: Using A Flat Iron For Wrinkle Free Pants

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.

Using a flat iron to iron 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.


  1. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    Very ingenious and thanks for the list of temperatures

  2. Christy Maurer says:

    That is awesome lol. I think I would have just cried and worn them wrinkled! Thanks for sharing your tip 🙂 Now if I can remember to pack my flat iron…….

  3. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    Brilliant! Thank You!

  4. Lindsay Lee says:

    What a good idea! I will have to remember this the next time I am traveling and need to iron something. =)

  5. Glittertrend says:

    You’re a genious, never thought using a flat iron for cloths XD

  6. I can now bring wrinkly pants with me wherever I go (because I KNOW I’ll never be on vacation without a flat iron!). Awesome!

  7. Wow- a great idea when in a bind! Love it!

  8. Great idea thanks!

  9. Alecia H. says:

    What a wonderful idea! I never would of thought of this in a million years. Thanks!

  10. Ambrielle Bender says:

    Lol I have resorted to many things on the fly, improvised but never thought of this! It will be another thing my hubby laughs at me for…. Just like the time I cut open a soda can while camping as a charcoal starter…. Lol

  11. Mia Dentice Carey says:

    What a GREAT IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    *Thanks for sharing!=)

  12. Kelly King says:

    I probably would have worn them wrinkled! Great Idea!

  13. Never thought of that before! What a great idea!!

  14. Victoria R. says:

    Oh yes girl! I have been doing this since college – and my sisters do it too! My mom yelled at us at our family reunion and I AM EMAILING HER THIS POST RIGHT NOW! Thank you! (sorry for the yelling – I am so excited!!)

  15. Rajee Pandi says:

    very smart girl

  16. Where in the world did you get that idea? Yours or maybe from a magazine or something? I have never heard of doing that but it makes sense! Thanks for the tip! Can’t wait to tell some of my friends about this one.

  17. Hope Holland says:

    What a great Idea Thanks for the temps

  18. Jessica P. says:

    I would have just worn them wrinkled!:P Good idea though!

  19. I have always had an iron and ironing board in all the hotels I’ve stayed in but there’s always the first time! Good idea.

  20. Theresa Evans says:

    Great tip! Thanks for posting

  21. Now this is really something I will actually try, in the very near future. I have a flat iron, but no clothes iron, and wrinkles suck! So thank you for this.

  22. Anita Leibert says:

    What a great idea! I never thought of this before 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

  23. Stefanie McMullen says:

    This is a great tip!

  24. I would have never thought of that! Thanks!

  25. Nice photo! Interesting stuff indeed with this cool idea! Thanks for temperature information.

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