Whether you hit that ironing pile of yours on a Sunday evening, or you’re the type who scrambles for a hot iron prior to rushing out the door for work, ironing is a task that unfortunately we all have to face some time during our week. And here’s 5 Budget Maids tips to get it done quickly and efficiently:
- Keep your iron clean. Now, when was the last time you cleaned your iron? It’s a good idea to give it a wipe immediately after you’ve used it – that way that unfortunate burning incident with your latest polyester garment won’t get a chance to ruin your next pile. Most irons suffer a bit of abuse through wear and tear and we really can’t expect them to perform optimally unless we’re prepared to take care of them. Clean out any trapped residue by setting the iron to steam and pouring in a mild vinegar solution.
- Dampen your dresses. Or any other item of clothing, for that matter. That’s because not only will you need less effort to iron, but the steam action will work better. Place a damp cloth over your garment or spray it lighting with clean water to dampen it.
- Iron clothes inside out. The reason for this is to ensure that the fabric will remain looking its best. You’ll be less likely to burn your clothes and at the same time you’ll avoid that awful ‘ironing sheen.’
- Spray stubborn wrinkles. Spray wrinkles with plenty of water, even dampen the garment pretty well from the start if necessary before hitting it with a warm iron.
- Read the label. Most garments, from silk blouses to woolen jackets, can be ironed but it’s always worth casting a quick eve over the label’s instructions. Even the most delicate of garments can be iron-ready if you follow the instructions by the letter.
Ironing is one of the most hated household chores. If it’s one of your big bugbears then why not call on the Budget Maids team here for help? We provide professional cleaning and maid help in all areas of VA and Maryland. For instance, we offer household cleaning in Columbia, maid services in Falls Church and cleaning services in Vienna and thereabouts.
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