Ironing made easy
There are a number of tips and tricks that can make ironing so much easier for you. The important factors in ironing are the moisture content of the fabric, the iron temperature and the appropriate sequence when ironing different types of fabrics.
It is virtually impossible to iron completely dry cloth properly. It is therefore necessary to moisten the fabric to a certain degree before it is ironed. This is the great advantage of a steam iron, because it can generate the required moisture during ironing as and when needed. However, sensitive fabrics such as silk or wools should always be ironed between two pieces of moist cloth.
The correct ironing temperature
Always follow the recommended ironing temperature found on the garment’s label. As a rule of thumb for silk or wool, always iron at low temperature settings.
The correct order for ironing makes it easier
You can save yourself a lot of time if you follow one important rule: always go from small to big. When ironing a shirt, for instance, the collar, cuffs and button panels should be ironed first, followed by the sleeves and then the front and back. That way you prevent the larger areas from developing creases and folds again after they have been ironed.