On my very first morning in Waikiki we decide to make a run for Eggs N Things [yelp.com], a popular breakfast spot right near the beach in the heart of tourist country. This place wasn’t on my list [averagetraveller.com] but in this case proximity won out. The line-up looked to be over an hour long already at 8am so we opted for take-out. On the way back to the hotel I managed to splash coffee down the front of the white shirt I was wearing. Of course.
Back at the hotel I give my shirt a shampoo bath in the sink but I can only wring out so much water. Since we’re changing hotels tomorrow I’d really like to get it as dry as possible so I reach back into the deep recesses of my poor memory and remember a trick. Of course, I wouldn’t recommend this with a nice dress shirt unless you’re desperate.
After wringing out my shirt as much as I can, I then roll it up in a dry towel. I stepped on one end of the towel tube and then twisted the other end as much as I could. Once I unrolled the shirt the towel felt like it had done its job and absorbed about half of the water.
A quick hang on the shower door and I hope to have a nice dry shirt my dinner time! I could probably speed this up just by ironing it, but I’m in Hawaii and ironing is a little too much like a work trip!
Yes! I do this too. It’s especially good for wet swimsuits. My trouble seems to be running out of dry towels.
Yep, I’ve done that. I learned that trick at camp, but I can’t imagine that I ever actually used it at camp. Camp was like Hawaii….you can’t do too much work. 🙂
Wow! Didn’t know about this trick. I know this will come in handy with little ones around. Thanks 🙂
Somehow, I’m the only one who didn’t know this tip already, so thanks! I’m sure to need it sooner or later.
That’s a great tip! We often have kids clothes we needed to dry quickly – especially the last night before we fly home.
This is a trick I’ve used from time to time. Certainly helps when I’ve ended up wearing my meal (happens a lot) and extra clothes are at a premium.
You must have learn this during the old school days. I’ll give it a try someday.