This week I’ve been ironing lots and lots of men’s shirts – mainly from my son, Matt, and it’s brought up some great tips that I can share. Being from a household of men I’ve always had my work cut out with ironing – boys just seem to multiply washing!
From Matt’s shirts there were 4 fine cotton ones which were really tricky to get pressed to the level I aim for and this was down to one reason; they were too dry. They had been sat for nearly 3 weeks awaiting ironing! In order to get the best out of your ironing here’s what I recommend doing with your washing:
- Always try and and dry your washing on a line, outside. It’s always difficult if you work shifts, live in a flat or want to put anything outside on the line from September to March in the UK, but I’d always recommend a good outdoor airing.
- Don’t let your shirts and sheets dry until they are like cardboard. It’s much better to leave them slightly damp, folding them once they are off the line into your washing basket.
- Iron your laundry ASAP. If you can get an iron over your damp laundry quickly you’ll find they come out beautifully pressed, crease free.
These are my top 3 tips for preparing laundry before ironing, do you have any?