Ironing in Your Gainesville Apartment
Ironing is an important skill to learn when you’re trying to look your best. There’s a lot to keep in mind when you’re learning to iron, and no one will perfect it overnight. But with practice and a few helpful tips, you can start enjoying freshly pressed shirts, blouses, skirts and pants without a trip to the dry cleaners.
Before you begin, you’ll need some supplies, including:
- An ironing board with a cover
- An iron
- Distilled water
Whenever you’re planning to iron, start by checking the article’s tag. This will tell you whether the garment is safe to iron, and what settings you should use if it is. Always be sure you follow the instructions closely or you could damage your clothing. This is why it’s a good idea to find some inexpensive sample garments to practice on when you’re just learning to iron.
Once you have your iron-safe garment, you need to prepare your work area. Start by setting up your ironing board near an electrical outlet. Plug in your iron and make sure its cord is long enough for you to easily reach all of your board. Next, fill the reservoir with distilled water, which will prevent mineral buildup on your iron and clothes. Turn the iron on and allow it a few minutes to heat up, but don’t leave it unattended.
Once your iron is heated, place the garment on the ironing board so that only one layer of fabric is being pressed at a time. Remember to always keep your iron moving to avoid scorching the garment. Start with the larger areas and work towards the corners, always moving the iron away from you. Once you have one side pressed, flip the garment and repeat the process on the other side.
With a bit of practice, you can enjoy freshly ironed shirts whenever your step out of your Gainesville apartment. With full-sized laundry hook ups in every unit, the Bellamay Grand apartment community is a great place to take care of your clothes. For more information, contact our leasing office today.