Ironing Tips from Your Local Dry Cleaner

February 27, 2018 8:58 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

We’ve all got certain items of clothing that need ironing, such as button-down shirts or work pants. It’s important to keep them looking great, which is why it’s so disappointing when you take the time to iron something and feel like it’s even more wrinkled when you’re through. What gives?

Luckily, Organic Dry Cleaners and Laundry is your trusted local provider of wash and fold laundry service in Scottsdale, AZ, and we’ve got you covered. Here are a few key tips for ironing your clothing correctly and effectively.

Keep it in the bedroom

You might assume that ironing should be performed where the rest of the clothing maintenance happens—in the laundry room. But in reality, you’re much better off taking your ironing board and clothing straight to your bedroom. This way you’ll have a ton of space to lay out your freshly pressed clothing on your bed, as well as a place to pile up your pre-ironed items—and you’ll most likely have more room to maneuver, too.

After it’s ironed, you can easily grab all those closet hangers and get your clothing hung up and put away in no time!

Make use of towels

Have you ever attempted to iron a sleeve and found that it continues to get a crease as you turn it? Take heart—there’s an easy fix for this situation! Just grab a clean towel, roll it up and push it inside your shirtsleeve. It will function like an “arm,” holding the shirt’s shape so you can iron it all the way around without creasing it accidentally.

Sort it out

Not all clothing should be ironed at the same temperature. Some items require lower heat than others, so make sure to check your labels and consult with your local dry cleaner if you have any questions. Since you’ll encounter different ironing temperature requirements, sort out your items in order of lowest to highest temperature. That way, you can continue to turn up the heat in increments as necessary.

Grab some foil

How would you like to drastically cut down on your ironing time? We’re big fans of efficiency, which is why we like this next tip a lot. Place some aluminum foil under the cover of your ironing board (not over), and then iron as usual. The tin foil will do what it does best: reflect back the heat that is placed on it. This means you’ll be ironing on both sides at once. Pretty clever, right?

Know your fabrics

Some fabrics can be a little tricky to work with, so consult with your cleaner about how to handle them best. For example, acrylic knits are prone to stretching if you move them too much when they’re warm or damp. Make sure to dry each section and let the garment cool off completely before you take it off the board or try to hang it up or fold it.

Take your laundry to the cleaners

If you’re short on time, just drop off your laundry with us! As your trusted dry cleaner, we happily provide comprehensive wash and fold laundry service in Scottsdale, AZ so you can spend your time doing the things you enjoy.

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