Ironing is an unfortunate side-effect of wearing clothes. It takes time and can be a pain in the neck – additionally, with family dynamics changing to where many people never learn how to do it properly, it can be difficult to figure out what you’re supposed to do. Help is at hand, however – read on and find out more!
Buying an iron, be careful. It’s tempting to simply buy the cheapest iron out there, and if ironing is not important to you, then you may be better off with a cheap iron than no iron. However, a cheaper iron is more likely to damage clothing and malfunction; as such, it is not a good idea to buy the cheaper model if you can afford something more expensive!
A good way to make ironing easier is by doing it in the bedroom; the bed can double as a work-surface, allowing you room to place the clothing and swift storage for finished items. As it takes some time for the heat of your iron to adjust, it’s important that you start with the items that will require the lowest heat. Move on through your pile gradually until you reach the items that require the greatest heat; it will be easier to wait for your iron to heat a bit more than to wait for all the heat to dissipate.
If you’re ironing an item of clothing with pleats, you’ll be swearing like a sailor before too long! But holding the pleats in place with some paper clips will allow you to make this chore a lot easier. Make sure you attach the paper clips carefully so as not to rip the fabric or snag the ends in the threading.
Want to avoid needing to iron both sides of your clothes? Insert a piece of aluminium foil between the board and the cover. The heat from your iron will be reflected by the foil and you’ll be ironing both sides at once. This can really help you save time and effort!
Following the instructions on your garment’s label is very important. You don’t want to use the wrong settings for the fabric used, so keep close track of what you should be doing. With these instructions, ironing can become a quicker, more successful endeavour.