Want to know a bit more about ironing board? You’ve found the right article for you. In it, we’re going to look at a number of different things to do with ironing boards, like what they’re for. The answer to that might be obvious, but ironing boards can be used for a whole lot more than just what you might think. So we’re going to have a look there, too. If you haven’t got an ironing board, don’t worry, we’ll also use this article to look at a few other options you could use.
What is an ironing board used for?
Ironing! That’s a reasonably obvious answer, right? But what can they be used to iron? Ironing boards are normally used for ironing material like sheets so they don’t have any creases or anything in them. They can also be used to iron transfers and other paper-based products.
As we’ll soon see, some people have started using their ironing boards for far more than just the laundry, although that’s what they’re really designed for. What other ideas have you got for your ironing board?
How to find the perfect ironing board
If you’ve had enough of those creases, then you need to find yourself both a good iron and a good ironing board. Many people spend far too long deciding what iron to buy and not enough thinking about the actual ironing board. Your iron is important, but don’t forget about the board itself. This might seem like a standard item that doesn’t vary from product to product, but it really does. There’s a big difference between a good ironing board and a great one.
Iron holder: If you’ve got a steam iron you’ll need somewhere to hold the iron so that steam passes through. This could be a bracket or a silicone parking bay. Remember, any holder you use must be heatproof. You don’t want something that melts. If you have somewhere safe to put your iron near your ironing board while you’re using it, you might not need your own holder on the board, but be careful at all times. Irons should not be left unattended and you don’t want to trip or pull the cable.
Heat and condensation resistance: You might be surprised to know, but some cheap ironing boards actually can’t deal with lots of heat and moisture for long periods. Don’t make the mistake of buying one of these cheap ironing boards and then having to replace it. An ironing board should last years, so make sure you spend a bit more on the right one.
Ironing board covers: Some ironing boards will need a cover to keep them protected. Make sure you’ve got one that fits. A couple of spare ones might be a good idea as well.
Another thing to remember when buying your ironing board is evaluating how easy it is to store. Can you fold it up easily? Is it light enough for you to carry? You don’t want a board that’s too heavy and doesn’t fit in the space you’ve got for it. That’s another important thing to think about as well—where are you going to store your ironing board? Make sure you’ve got somewhere safe and secure that’s also easy to access.
When looking for an ironing board, there can be some good deals online. However, for an item like this, shipping could be expensive as they’re quite large. It might be a good idea to pop down to your local homeware store and have a look at options. If you see one you like, you can always go back home and check online to see if they’re cheaper somewhere else.
Check some reviews to see what other people are saying about their ironing boards. Then you’ll get a better idea of ones to avoid and ones to go for.
What to use if you haven’t got an ironing board
If you haven’t got an ironing board, you really should get one. However, if you need something ironing straight away and want to know how, let’s have a look:
If you’ve got a table that’s a similar shape, size and height to an ironing board, then you could use that. There are a couple of important things to remember when using a table to do ironing. Firstly, is it sturdy enough to offer support during ironing? Most tables are quite stable, but not all of them are. The most important thing to remember when using a table to do ironing is that you don’t want to heat of the iron to damage the table. Never leave an iron unattended when it’s turned on—especially on a table. You don’t want to burn or scratch the table when you’re doing the ironing, so be careful.
Also, the angles and softness of the table itself might play a role. Ironing boards are good at what they do because they’re generally the right size and shape to move laundry and sheets around and get the right ironed finish. But tables aren’t as straightforward when trying to do this. It really depends on the table.
There are a few other options if you haven’t got an ironing board. You might have a steamer or press. These are good for certain items but not for others. You can also get ironing blankets so that you can iron on the floor without burning the carpet. The floor is another good option if you don’t have an ironing board, but you won’t have anywhere to hang the items off. Make sure you don’t burn the carpet as well.
What else can an ironing board be used for
If you came to this article wanting to know what an ironing board can be used for, it’s generally just ironing. Although there are lots of things you can actually iron on one. Other options for an ironing board? YOU could use it as a table if it’s steady enough (be careful). Failing that, surfing practice? Don’t actually do that.