Tips & Tricks To Make The Chore Of Ironing Easier
Posted 4 years ago
If you’re like most people, you probably hate ironing and prefer to send as much of your dirty laundry as possible to the dry cleaners. Chances are, you don’t mind doing the wash, but it’s the thought of doing all that ironing that drives you to put your hand in your pocket book and pay to have it done for you.
However, if you follow a few simple tips, you can make the chore of ironing far easier, plus, you will save a ton of money by doing it yourself.
Here are a few of the tips you may find useful:
You can reduce the time you spend ironing by placing aluminum foil, shiny side up, under your ironing board cover. By putting the foil under the cover, you will be reflecting the iron’s heat, so, in effect; you will be ironing from both sides at the same time.
After you have put the aluminum foil on your ironing board, put the ironing board cover on while it is damp, and then let it dry on the board. This will make it easier to get a tight and perfect fit.
It’s a good idea to do your ironing in the bedroom. You’ll be close by to your closets and can hang your ironed clothes straight on a hanger and put them in the closet. Plus, the bed makes an ideal surface to sort your laundry on.
When dealing with double thickness fabrics, iron them on the inside first, and then on the outside.
If you don't have a sleeve board, insert a rolled-up towel in sleeves so they can be pressed without leaving creases.
You can remove wrinkles from a tie by inserting a piece of cardboard inside it and then covering the tie with a piece of cheesecloth and lightly steam ironing it.
To avoid flattening embroidery, eyelets or other decorations when ironing intricate garments, it’s a lot easier if you iron them face down on a thick towel.
If you need to iron pleats, it makes your task a lot easier if you hold the pleats in place using paper clips.
To make removing creases easier, try mixing white vinegar and water, in equal amounts; then put the solution in a clean spray bottle. A simple squirt from your spray bottle and you will see the creases melt away as you run the iron over them. You can use the same trick for making creases too.
If you inadvertently scorch a garment and need to remove the scorch, try dampening a cloth with white vinegar, then place the cloth over the scorch mark and iron it with a warm iron. You will be amazed at the result.
You can make your own quick spray starch by adding one tablespoon of cornstarch to two cups of water. Make sure to stir it well until the starch is completely dissolved; then simply pour your home made starch into a clean spray bottle.
If you want to make your clothes smell nice, try adding a drop or two of cologne or perfume to the water before putting it in your steam iron. You will love the result!
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