|Me in my work clothes. Not. Image from here.|
Here is how I never iron.
1. Buy wrinkle-resistant dress shirts. Obviously. Yet when I married hubby he had plenty wrinkle-producing button downs that were so hopelessly wrinkled after washing that they required dry cleaning. FYI I also do not dry clean. I'm cheap, remember? We slowly phased these burdensome dress shirts out (Yes, he received dress shirts for just about every holiday for a few years).
2. Do not use the permanent press settings on your washer and dryer. They are too gentle and will not shake the wrinkles out.
3. If your clothes can take warm water, wash in warm to release wrinkles. Rinse in cold.
4. After washing, remove clothes from the washer and vigorously shake each item out, "snapping" them like you're about to fold a beach towel. Toss in dryer.
5. Use a timed dry or auto dry for 15 to 20 minutes; take out at once and immediately shake clothes out. They might already be dry. If some items are still damp return to the dryer for 15 minutes. Do not over-dry clothes: it just bakes wrinkles in.
6. Like I said, as soon as clothes come out of the dryer, shake them out - then smooth slacks out on your bed. Basically I "iron" with my hand for a second before folding. Shirts I hang as soon as I can.
7. If you take something out of your closet or dresser and it has re-wrinkled, hang it from the shower curtain so it can steam. If it requires tumbling, tumble in the dryer with a wet towel or washcloth.