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Tips and tricks in the ironing

Probably many of you have a problem with ironing of some clothes and fabrics. We took care to gather the most useful advice given by professionals and to acquaint you with them.

Before you start ironing:

  1. It is very important before you start to iron to sort your clothes according to their material, thus organize and time.
  1. Fill the iron with distilled or mineral water. If you want to flavor your clothes can leave a few sprigs of lavender to stay in the water before putting it in the iron.
  1. The clothes are creased easier when cool, so you can prepare your hangers before you start ironing.
  1. Spray for easy ironing. There are already products that facilitate ironing is enough to spray the cloth with such spray before you start to iron. These sprays also prevent creasing rapidly and also give a fresh look to the clothes. You can make yourself such spray – dissolve a tablespoon of cornstarch in two cups of water and slightly spray the garment before it aired.

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If there are creases that is hard to smooth out spray with water and then iron with steam. Start ironing with the main areas and finish with corners. Move each polished section so as not to crease again.

Here are some tips and tricks while ironing some more specific clothing and fabrics:

 – With corduroy should be more careful. In this case, no need to touch the iron to the matter, but you can use steam. Turn the garment inside out and run a steam iron just off the fabric, then just flatten with hand.

– Cotton fabrics are ironed damp from the face with a hot iron.

– Silk clothes ironed always on the wrong side in a slightly damp cloth.

– Clothes with embroidery ironed first from the front and then from the wrong side to stand embroidery.

– Wool garments usually can not be ironed with steam. While ironing knitwear is not enough to move the iron, it will even damage the fabric. In these cases it is necessary to apply light pressure.

– Pleat – capture them with clips being careful not to deform the material.

– Sleeves – it is better to have a board for smaller surfaces, which is enough to insert the sleeve so will avoid additional creases. If you do not have such a board can roll a towel to put snugly in the sleeve, this will also do the trick.

– Undoubtedly one of the most difficult ironing clothes is the shirt. Here are tips on how to easily cope with rumpled shirts.

– When the iron sleeve cuff should be at the narrow end of the board for easier ironing you can spray with spray. Ironing sleeve starts from shoulder and continues to cuff. If you wish to not receive edge stop just below it.

– When you iron collar spray it again and flatten it on both sides. When you finish the rest of the shirt the collar  is always in the narrowest part of the board.

– Be careful with the area around the buttons – it is sufficient to only use narrow front part of the iron and not iron over buttons. Start from the bottom up.

– When you iron dresses start from the sleeves and finish with the back.

– The blouses are ironed starting from the back, continue to front and complete with sleeves and collar.

As quickly fold or hang the clothes on hangers adjusted, and if there is still water in the iron better then empty it, otherwise you risk to form rust.

Here are two quick and easy tricks you can use to deal with wrinkled clothes:

– Place the garment on a flat surface and cover it with a damp cloth. Gently press, let it dry and you’re done.

– The dryer can be useful in ironing. Suffice it to point to mash areas, warmer air will do the rest. This option is suitable for less wrinkled clothes.

If you are not so good in ironing or you do not like it at all call to a professionalist. There is an excellent professional Ironing in Royal Tunbridge Wells  for example.