Wrinkles can put a crimp in your documents. Get your paper back in shape in no time with these tips.
You will need
- Spray bottle
- Distilled water
- 2 hard
- flat objects
- Flat surface
Step 1 Spray Spray, from a distance, a small amount of water onto the wrinkled area.
Use distilled water — tap water will stain the paper due to its mineral content.
Step 2 Place between objects Place the wrinkled paper between two hard, flat objects; allow it to dry for 1 to 2 days.
Step 3 Lay out Lay out the wrinkled paper on a flat surface in the bathroom away from the shower.
Step 4 Run shower Run a hot shower for approximately 10 minutes to help relax the paper fibers. Shut the door to the bathroom to allow the room to fill up with steam.
Step 5 Place between objects Take the paper out of the bathroom and place it between two hard, flat objects, like books. Allow it to dry for 1 to 2 days.
Step 6 Place cloth on top Place a cloth over the wrinkled paper and iron on the lowest setting. Keep the iron moving and allow the paper to cool before touching. Enjoy your like-new sheet of paper.
The average American uses 700 pounds of paper each year.