Ironing is a tricky task. It is not just about moving the irons back and forth on the clothes. There are many common ironing mistakes that people do, that could ruin delicate outfits. Here are some tips that will help you iron like a pro at your Adelaide home:
Make Use of Your Entire Ironing Board
You should not let the clothes hang on the sides of the ironing board. Therefore, it is advisable to place your long items landscape on the board top. The thinner end of your ironing board is very helpful to iron difficult areas, such as near the armholes. Be careful not to stretch the fabric though.
Use Proper Ironing Techniques
Yes, many people use their flat iron wrong. By wiggling the iron too much, you can cause the fabric to stretch. Unstable iron movements can create new creases on the clothes. These creases will be tougher to iron. The correct technique is to iron in long, straight strokes.
Iron the Garments Inside out
Do your dark clothes have a slight sheen, after ironing them? The heat of the iron can cause that. To avoid this, it is advisable to iron your clothes inside out if possible. It will protect the visible side of your garments and make them look better.
Boil the Ironing Water
The hard water of Adelaide can ruin your iron. Therefore, you should boil the water before putting it in the iron. It will remove the water hardness. Otherwise, you will be risking getting your iron blocked over time. Blocked irons are not efficient. They can also stain clothes.
Iron Shirts in the Right Order
Some items are relatively easy to iron. When it comes to ironing shirts, however, it is a different story. You do not know where to start. The best way is to iron your shirts outside in. This means starting with the collar, then the cuffs and lastly move to the body of the shirt.
Use Bobby Pins to Secure the Pleats
Pleated items are difficult to iron. To make sure the pleats do not move as you iron, you can use bobby pins to keep them in place. This way, you will be able to concentrate more on your ironing technique, without worrying about the pleats.
Iron Cotton Items while Still Damp
The creases of cotton items can be tough to iron. That is why clothes that are made hundred per cent out of cotton are easier to iron while still damp. The heat of the iron will steam the water, causing these tough creases to fall out easily.
Irons, like your other Adelaide home appliances, need regular cleaning and maintenance. If you are looking for the best range of high-quality irons in Adelaide, look no further. At Adelaide Appliance Gallery, we stock irons from the world’s best ironing brand, Laurastar. To learn more about our range of irons, visit our Adelaide showroom today!