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7 Mistakes You Make When Ironing And How To Fix Them!

7 Mistakes You Make When Ironing And How To Fix Them! 0

Learn how to avoid damaging your favorite clothes and your iron. Whether you have become a professional in ironing or are taking your first steps in, it is good to prevent the following widespread mistakes. 

  • Do not iron clothes that are too dry

Your clothes should be slightly hydrated so that you can iron them much more quickly. You will make ironing a piece of cake by spraying them with a special spray for ironing. 

  • Do not iron your delicate clothes last

The iron needs more time to cool than to heat up. Start ironing fabrics that require the lowest possible temperature (such as polyester and silk) and continue with cotton and linen. If you do the opposite, you risk "melting" your fabric. 

  • You use tap water 

The latest technology irons can "withstand" tap water. It is advisable to use distilled water in the appliance. Deposit or mineral in the water will lead to generate the scales and block the steam holes.

  • Clean your iron 

Many things can stain your iron. Make sure you clean it often with a mixture of baking soda and water when it is cold, or if it's hot, use a special paste that you will find on the market. 

  • Do not run your iron over metal objects

Make sure to keep the soleplate of the iron very smooth. Do not run it over metal objects such as against the ironing board, buttons, zips, etc.

  • Do not store your iron while it still has water inside

Always make sure to empty your iron before storing it. So the water that is left inside won't destroy the inside of the iron. 

  • You are using the wrong ironing board 
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9 Tips For Fast & Easy Ironing

9 Tips For Fast & Easy Ironing 0

Ironing may help some people relax, but most of us don't want to spend our free time ironing, and not unfairly! Many of you think that you can press your clothes in a few minutes and end up ironing 4 to 5 hours because your clothes are not iron ready. If you want to save time ironing clothes then the following tips are a must-know.

  • Use the right amount of detergent

Follow the dosage instructions on your detergent carefully. Add the suggested amount without exceeding it because clothes that have an excess amount of detergent and not appropriately washed tend to wrinkle more easily.

  • Separate clothes based on fabric and weight 

It is advisable to separate some fabrics so that the most sensitive ones wash separately. Also, separate your clothes into heavy and lightweight clothing to avoid excessive wrinkles on light clothing when you wash them with more heavy clothing.

Choose the right detergent for each garment. Divide your clothes into white, black, and colored to protect them during washing.

  • High temperature

High temperatures generally deteriorate clothing. But if you want to remove a solid stain, you can apply a high-temperature wash. High temperatures eliminate strong stains while helping to make your laundry more "dry." However, to avoid intense discoloration and tinting of your clothes, use traps that block excess colors.

Extra tip Put the detergent in the particular washer case and add 1 cup vinegar, which reduces wrinkles in clothes.

  • Don't overload your washing machine

By putting many clothes in the washing machine will make your clothes less clean and more wrinkled. It will result in repeated washing and spending a lot of time ironing.

Extra tip

Small Load: Fill the washer by 1/3.

Medium Load: Fill the washer at 1/2 (the best choice for clean clothes, which do not wrinkle too much).

Large Load: Fill the washer by 3/4.

  • Softener 

Softener helps keep clothes soft, smells great, and at the same time, significantly reduces wrinkles. However, often we exaggerate by adding more softener to the washing machine than the recommended amount.

  • Choosing the right program

If your goal is to spend less time ironing, then select a laundry program for your clothes that ensures that your articles don't get too tight in the laundry bin.

  • Hang sensitive clothing 

Fabrics such as linen and cotton wrinkle much more than the more robust synthetic materials. That is why you can hang your clothes on hangers until you iron them. Place them near the bathroom because moisture helps prevent them from wrinkling (make sure you always have a window open so that your clothes do not smell bad due to too much moisture). 

  • Fold your clothes

Many people pick the clothes off the dryer and immediately put them in a stake until they find the time to iron them. For most unwrinkled clothes possible, it is best to fold them carefully.

  • Spray with a mixture to reduce ironing time 

If your clothes are very dry, moisten them with a mixture that you can easily make yourself. This blend will dramatically reduce the time of ironing your clothes—Mix 1 cup of distilled water with 1 tsp softener. Put the mixture in a steamer, shake it, and spray it on your clothes while ironing.

 

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3 reasons why you should iron your clothes:

  1. Ironed clothes look great on us, raise our confidence, and create a pleasant feeling of freshness and cleanliness.
  2. Believe it or not, ironing is a relaxing job! According to modern psychoanalysts, any work that frees your mind to wander any paths of thought is a good idea for relaxation, strengthening the brain and eliminating the stress of everyday life.
  3. Ironing is also antimicrobial. As we iron, high temperatures develop. It helps fight germs, which is made even more effective by using steam. It is the reason why many people, even iron underwear.