The secret about ironing is that one needs to be aware of the combination of the many things that could make the difference between a great ironing job and an ok-ish job.
For instance; one has to know how to apply the right amount of pressure together with the right amount of steam that comes out of the iron.
Having a good quality iron is also key, however, the way the iron is applied and the way the heat is balanced on the material is also important.
In this post, we are going to share the 10 things to consider when ironing your clothes, the Briiz way.
Use The Right Amount Of Heat
With reference to heat, certain sensitive fabrics (such as silk) should have less heat than other materials. Our next point should help you with that.
Read Your Garment Instructions
Before you start ironing, read the garment instructions and should this be missing, you can check with the standard ironing temperature setting chart that gives an idea of different temperatures for the various fabrics on the market.
Choosing The Right Ironing Board
If your iron board is not adjustable, make sure it is at the hip level if the person ironing is standing up. If you have an adjustable ironing board, this is ideal if you prefer to iron standing up or sitting down.
Go For A Modern Ironing Board
If your iron board is the more traditional, heavyweight iron board, you might consider the more modern foldable lightweight metal board for storage and functionality purposes.
Consider The Material Of The Ironing Board
It is best to cover the iron boards with material that has non-stick qualities, which prevent surfaces from sticking to the board.
Reflective surfaces also can be used to transfer the heat back into the clothes which makes the ironing task faster and easier.
Watch For Sleeve Attachments
Sleeve attachment is a small 2 feet long and around 6 inches wide extension that can be fitted to the iron board for ironing sleeves.
This will help you in doing the right way long sleeves for a much better ironing job.
Consider A Built-In Iron Board
There is also a built-in ironing board that can be built into a drawer or cabinet in the laundry room will save on space.
Sprinkle Water On Clothes Before Ironing
It is ideal to iron clothes whilst they are slightly damp unless you have material that you want completely dry due to water stains.
To add dampness, sprinkle the material lightly with water or use ironing spray like starch and / or moisture.
Instead of spraying water directly on clothes, another alternative is to use a damp cloth, especially when ironing materials like lace and wool.
Please note that delicate fabrics should never have direct contact with the iron.
Make Ironing Fun
Set your ironing board in front of the tv or put your favorite music on. If you have children in the house you can also give them the task to spray water on the clothes with water pistols (just to keep them busy)
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Thank you for reading.