10 Ironing Tips You Should Know

Be honest, nobody likes doing laundry. It is a hassle and there are many different steps and things you have to remember so you do not ruin your clothes. Luckily for you, Bakers Centre Laundry does everything we can to make laundry as easy as possible. We offer 24-hour self-serve laundry so that you wash and dry your clothes in a clean and comfortable environment at a time that is convenient for your schedule. Our facility is staffed 24 hours a day to provide you with laundry tips and answer any questions you may have. In addition, we provide 24-hour pick-up and drop-off laundry services, so that we can take care of your laundry needs for you. We will sort, wash, dry, and fold your clothes for you, and then drop them off to you as good as new.

The only problem is, even if we can do your laundry for you if you need to iron anything that is going to still fall on you. While ironing does not seem that difficult, you want to make sure that you are doing it correctly. There are many different techniques and tricks to make sure you are using the correct temperature and ensure your clothes iron is doing the job effectively. While Bakers Centre is not able to be there and help you iron your clothes, our team of experts has compiled a list of some helpful tips on how to iron clothes so that you can do the job correctly and look your best!

Use The Entire Ironing Board

People often try to iron with clothes hanging over the sides. Use the entire board, placing your clothes landscape on the board. The thinner side is good for getting creases out of areas around the arms.

Use Proper Technique

Did you know there is a proper clothes ironing technique? The most effective way to use long, straight strokes. Avoid wiggling the iron or short choppy strokes as this may cause the fabric to stretch or create new creases.

Iron Around Decorative Accessories

When ironing your clothes, be sure to avoid zippers and buttons as well as any other decorative pieces such as sequins, glitter, or lace.

Inside Clothes Inside Out

The heat of the iron can cause a sheen on darker clothes sometimes. A simple way to avoid this is by flipping your clothes inside out before ironing them. This will help protect the appearance.

Remove Iron Marks Using Vinegar

If you ever make an error while ironing, do not freak out. You can quickly fix any scorch stains with a little white vinegar. Just dip a clean cloth and wipe over the stain.

Iron In Correct Order

If you are unsure where to start, remember to go from the outside to the inside. Start with the collar and the sleeves and work your way to the middle.

Use Bobby Pins To Secure Pleats

Pleated items can be difficult to tackle, but next time try and pin the pleats into place using bobby pins. This will allow you to iron your clothes without having to worry about the pleats.

Correctly Position Your Ironing Board

This should be an easy one. Don’t make ironing more difficult than it needs to be. Make sure the ironing board is at a comfortable height for you so you are not bent over.

Immediately Hang Items After 

Do not let your time ironing go to waste. After ironing your clothes, be sure to hang them right away to prevent your clothes from getting more creases.

Iron Cotton Clothes While Damp

Cotton creases can be difficult to iron out. When you iron them whilst still damp, the heat will create steam that helps creases fall out easily.

Bakers Centre Laundry 24-Hour Service

The most important ironing and laundry tip is to never iron dirty clothes. This will cause any stains to set and the heat will make the stain permanent. Be sure to wash your clothes before ironing, and the best place to do that is Bakers Centre Laundry. Our 24-hour self-service and drop-off service allow you to wash and dry your clothes in a clean, safe, and convenient manner. Call us today at 215-227-1454 to learn more!