I’ve had my fair share of unfortunate ironing events happen, so here are few tips and tricks I have gathered through the years. There a few products on the market, but I’ve found a goldmine in the Rowenta Focus Excel Iron. This particular product allows you to tackle several tasks that are particularly important as it relates to men’s wear like pressing collars and the cuffs of dress shirts.
Ryan’s Ironing Tip and Tricks
* Plan Ahead: Progress from articles or garments needing the lowest temperature to those requiring the highest.
*Location, Location, Location: Do your ironing in the bedroom. You’ll be able to use the bed to sort your laundry, and you’ll have hangers close at hand in the closet. This will help prevent wrinkles from forming on your newly ironed clothing.
* Cuffs & Collars: To prevent collars, cuffs, and hems from puckering, iron them on the wrong side first. Then follow up by ironing them on the opposite side. This ensures you have wrinkle-free, and straight collars and cuffs each time.
*Know Your Fabrics: To keep from giving your darker colored clothing a sheen, turn the clothing inside out and iron the wrong side.
*Keep It Straight: Iron using straight, back and forth strokes (avoid circular movements). This can stretch out your fabrics and will shorten the life of your clothes.