Ironing Tips! (Clean My Space)

Even though we live in a world filled
with steamers and fancy smart driers, if I want my clothes looking fresh, clean and
perfectly pressed, nothing beats an iron. The concept of using a heated object to
smooth out fabrics, that dates back to the first century but 20 centuries later,
today, at 21st century, when we need our clothes to look their best we’re still
using irons. To honor this handy household appliance, I
am going to share with you some of my best ironing tips. Start at the lowest
temperature and work your way up. When you are preparing a load of clothing to iron
what you want to do is sort through and look at the fabric care label. That’s
going to tell you the temperature that you should be ironing the garment at. That way you can order your clothes from
coolest temperatures to warmest temperatures and your iron can work its
way up and heat as you work your way through the piles. By doing this you
ensure that every piece of clothing that you’re ironing is being ironed at its
optimal temperature. So no scorch marks. Keep your iron clean. If you ever noticed
strange marks or stains on your clothing after you’ve ironed, it’s a really good
chance that stain came from your iron. It’s really important that on a regular
basis you’re keeping the plate of your iron clean. Cleaning the metal plate is
quite simple. Just create a paste using two parts baking soda, one part water and
apply the paste to the iron. You also want to avoid any of those steam holes when
you’re applying the paste that way you don’t have to worry about cleaning it out. You can apply this using a soft cloth or
even a cleaning toothbrush. Then use a clean cloth and wipe everything clean and
dry. Iron in a back-and-forth motion. If you iron in a circular motion, you can
actually stretch out your garments and who wants that? If you iron in a steady
back-and-forth motion so you are not going too fast and you are not going too slow
and you using somewhat of a heavy hand. You will be sure to get out those wrinkles
but without ruining the fabrics. The aluminum foil trick. If you are
looking for ways to cut time when you’re ironing you might want to give this a try.
Take tinfoil and line the underside of your ironing board with the shiny tinfoil
facing up. Then replace your ironing board cover and start to iron your clothing.
What you’ll notice is that the tinfoil retains heat and it reflects it back onto
the clothing. So every time you pass your iron over a garment, you’re not only
applying heat to the top of the garment but the tinfoil is helping the bottom of
the garment get ironed as well. It’s definitely a good time-saver. Hang your ironing ASAP. The whole idea
with ironing is getting rid of wrinkles in your clothing. But how can you make that
happen if you throw your freshly ironed stuff in a laundry basket? So, the idea here
is as soon as you finish ironing something grabbing a hanger, stick the item on
hanger and hang it up. If that means you iron in your bedroom, great or you hang up
a little rack like what I have, perfect. If you don’t have that find something to
hang it on, a belt loop, a doorknob, I don’t care just get it vertical. Keep your ironing board cover clean. Like
any garment the first thing you want to do is check the care label. Because many of
these ironing board covers are indeed machine washable. If it is, put it in your
machine with gentle detergent at a gentle cycle and hang it to dry. Then you want to
reapply it back onto the ironing board and tie it up nice and tight once it’s dry so
that way it will stay nice and shaped so you can get as good iron out of it. Now, if it
is not machine washable, it might have a special coating on it or it might be made
out of a special fabric- no problem. Just take a sponge, dip it in in some soapy
water, all you need is a little bit of dish soap or a little bit laundry
detergent. Clean off any of those stains, work that product in, rinse it well, dry
it in your ironing board cover is good to go. I hope that straightens things out for you
when it comes to your pressing ironing questions. But you know what? The good
news is I have lots more ironing information on the way and a lot of it is
up on the website already. You can visit that This week’s comment
question and it’s an important one, “what are your ironing questions?” I know this
is been a burning hot topic for a long time around here, I know am full of puns. Leave me your questions down below because
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you next time. Well it’s the end of the video and it is
that time of the week where I get throw you to a couple of other videos, I think
you’re going to love. While we are on the topic of household appliances, why don’t
we learn we learn how to clean, I don’t know, a microwave? While you’re at it if
your coffee drinker or a tea drinker or a hot chocolate drink, why don’t you figure
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100 thoughts on “Ironing Tips! (Clean My Space)

  1. how do you iron a table cloth, or similarly large piece of fabric? And how do you keep the ironed part from wrinkling while you iron the rest? is there a way to fold it so it won't wrinkle in storage, or do you just have to iron it immediately before putting it on the table?

  2. Omg I so could have used this video today lol too bad I watch YouTube at night! husband asked me to iron his shirt for him to go out of town. I told him I'd do my best but I'm not good at it…could have used this earlier ahhh! great video now I can try to iron better.

    my ironing question would be how to do sleeves and pleats. I'm always afraid to ruin that area!

  3. I guess everything in Canada is just way bigger, that ironing board is literally twice the size of mine! 😳

  4. What iron sole plate material is best and does it make a difference? Steel or non-stick???

  5. I'd like to see tips about ironing when traveling – what can you do if you don't have an ironing board? what are characteristics to look for in a good travel iron? do you think we need one at all? I know most hotels carry them, but isn't it smarter to use one you know, vs one that might not put out enough heat, spits when it steams, or that someone might have burned something with?

  6. Any tips for rooms that easily accumulate dusts especially for the ones living in tropical climate? Help please…

  7. Nice job on this video. I'm probably one of the few people in this world that still like to iron and I do it on Sunday nights while watching TV, that's probably my best tip πŸ™‚ I never heard of the foil wrapping of the ironing bosrd so I'm definitely excited to try that. Thank you!

  8. Do most people use press cloths when ironing pants so that it prevents a shine/sheen? I've heard an alternative tip that pants should not ironed but pressed(using a pressing motion – not back&forth), hence the term "you press your pants".

  9. Thank you so much , this was a great and helpful video ! This especially helped me , because I struggle with ironing .. 😨 lol

  10. Ironing questions? How do you correctly iron a collar? And like Danielle (below), I'd like to know how to get the seems lined up on slacks.

  11. very much needed!!! thanks!!! looking forward to more ironing videos…still waiting for the car cleaning video xoxo

  12. Hey! I have a question, it's my biggest problem while ironing : how to avoid those wrinkles when you iron ex. tshirt. you run and iron perfectry smooth on perfectly smooth ironing table and BAM! this ironed wrinkle, which is impossible to iron it out! any advice? please!

  13. Will the tin foil also allow me to pick up alien signals and cleaning tips from CMS?

  14. I really dislike ironing. My Grandma used to use salt to clean the iron. yes I have the tin foil on my board, trick from my grandma! I have the exact washer and dryer set.

  15. Thank you! You helped me iron correctly. For years I haven't ironed, owned an iron or board. I have gotten away with non iron fabrics. I had to learn with child going to school. All schools in Australia have uniforms. But my LOs attending private school and I needed to get it right. For the first time I didn't get rid of one crease and create 5 more thank you!

  16. Your tips in cleaning are life changing ,, you should collect them in a book πŸ‘πŸΌ

  17. i dont need any info abt ironing. i just watched whole video to stare the most beautiful girl in the world.. sry if my comment is offensive.. <3

  18. Love this video. I am doing a tutorial on ironing, to help encourage parents to teach their children fundamental life/home skills at an earlier age that 18. Can I post this video on my site?

  19. This is a studio meant to look like an apartment. No one lives there. Cute, but a bit too sterile.

  20. This is random. But which oil diffuser would you recommend?

  21. Where did you get that very large and very wonderful ironing board that was in front of you throughout the video? It's what I need!

  22. For all the Onces who were asking about the iron Board, I found it ((((= The Brand is Reliable
    Reliable The Board 100IB Home Ironing Board

  23. Just wanna put this out there. For someone who has almost zero knowledge in doing chores (me) these tips are very helpful. Thank you

  24. great video also been wanting to ask for a while now….. what color blue is your walls, how can I get that color scheme?

  25. To have less creases on my cloths, I hang them up , right from the line , in my ironing room, like that thy already on a hanger and ironing is less. The clothes creases wile laying down to be ironed.

  26. I tried ironing with the foil on ironing board underneath the pad and it did not work or did not seem to change anything or speed up any time for me. And one other thing to note, it's very noisy when you iron with it under the pad. It creates noise when you iron.

  27. Love your quick and direct manner of explanation. First time watching, already subscribed. πŸ™‚

  28. I love the tin foil tip. I'm definitely gonna have to try that!

  29. It's super cute how your man lets you make a video of you ironing his shirts. Did you make him a sandwich while he edited this video? I'm just kidding toots!

  30. When is it appropriate to use starch? How can you iron a messed up or fallen bottom crease on shorts?

  31. Love your videos. Where can I get the ironing board that you are using?

  32. Just ironed my husband's favourite top and the iron has left a light scorch mark on a sleeve. The temp setting was right and the iron wasn't on the sleeve too long, but the iron started smoking when I rested it on the heel, then died, so it must have been getting hotter than it was supposed to, hence the smoking/dying thing. Had to be on his fav shirt too. Long story short, how can I remove the scorch mark and is it safe to use hydrogen peroxide on coloured clothes? The shirt is light and dark blue. Help !

  33. Car Guy- Kitchen Clothes- I NEED HELP!

    PLEASE! Could you please cover specialty laundry care!? One of my household duties is the Laundry. My husband is a chef AND an avid car enthusiast. I also deal with cars, and get a lot of gasoline and grit on my clingy Polyester work shirt. We need help on keeping up with our working class fabrics!

    Vinegar works wonders for his clothes, washing my work shirt on a gentle cycle, and hanging instead of using the dryer do well, but I need more information! (it's so much to research!) Poly-blends and linens most especially. I know they don't have the best shelf life, but what should I look for and how should I keep them up? Please Melissa Maker, you're my only hope!

    **Also, anyone else still reading this, give this comment a thumbs up so CMY sees it; and 100% invest in microfiber. I am not a wealthy woman, and I refuse to waste my hard earned pennies on a paper towel. They did it in the 70's and we can do it now!

    -A damsel in this dress

  34. Man I ordered some grommet curtains for the house and I have now learned the nightmares of wrinkled curtains. Lots of you tube info but no easy way to do it. Who wants to buy a steamer to use onve.

  35. How to remove the stains that are transferred to the clothes from a dirty iron

  36. Is it possible to use the steam setting or steam mist to sanitize carpets and shoes. I saw a woman put a wet rag on a soiled carpet and ironed out the stain completely from the carpet onto the wet rag. Im wondering if the heat is great enough to sanitize my fluffy slippers from the inside and remove stains. A lot of YouTube videos on cleaning the outside of shoes and not the inside of the shoes.

  37. Always I love your stuff but there is an easier way. Use the Singer Steam Press instead. 5x faster, uses less space because it has a built in ironing board, has a higher physical pressure and a wider surface area. Easier and cheaper than a dry cleaner even.

  38. I need help ironing. Certain garments no matter how hard I iron there are still remnants of wrinkles in them. Even with steam they are there. Someone said to use some wrinkle released before ironing, but I can not find anywhere! So I bought Febreeze with Downy in it. Do you know if spraying my garment lightly with a spray before ironing will help release the wrinkles? Febreeze with Downy as an ironing hack?

  39. Hi Melissa, I love following you and i love your ideas … I need your help, i tried to clean the burn stains on my iron but i failed with vinegar and soda, and accidentally the stain came out on the collar of my husband's white chemise… do you know how can i clean them?

  40. As someone who irons even my T πŸ‘• like to thank you for great tips!

  41. Can you give some tips on those tender fabric nylon, polyester/ viscose shirts girls wear? After I cold water rinse them and hang to dry there’s always a few that still looks a bit wrinkly here and there

  42. Hi Melissa, I need to know how to iron pin-tucked bedding? I usually use a slow spin and hang outside to dry so the wind takes the worst of the creasing out, but to get it looking really good, it needs ironing but the iron flattens the pin tucks it doesn't look brilliant :/

  43. Hi I ironed my white polo shirt and mange to burn the label at the collar and didn't notice and got it on the shirt and I don't know how to get it off any ideas please

  44. Ironing would be better, washing machines and dryers are responsible for damaging clothes.

  45. thumbs down for a shirt that even just looks like the horrible star- bucks logo!! one of the most bigoted companies ever – plus Duncan Donuts is cheaper and better!

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