How To Clean An Ironing Board
You should make sure that your ironing board is odour-free and clean before you iron your freshly washed clothes. If it is not clean it may transfer strains to your clothes. You may clean your iron routinely but it is equally important to keep the ironing board clean. You don’t have to clean it weekly but doing that once in 2 months will do. We will tell you how to clean an ironing board.
Steps to Clean an ironing board
Follow these simple steps to clean your ironing board.
Set the Ironing Board
Setting up your ironing board is the first step. Do it like you always do when you have to iron your clothes. Take a clean cloth. Use that cloth to dust the board so that you can remove the dust on top. It is very important to do that with a clean cloth as using a dirty cloth may further dirty the ironing board.
Remove the cover
Now let us know how to wash ironing board cover. Remove the ironing cover and look at the label carefully. Read all the washing instructions. This is a very vital step because cleaning it the wrong way may damage the cover. Some covers can be washed in the washing machine while some can’t. For the cover that can be washed in the washing machine, you can toss them in the machine and use your detergent. But remember to wash it in the gentle cycle or the cloth may be damaged.
For the covers that can’t be washed in the machine, find the areas that have stains or spots on them. Take half a cup of water, 1 tablespoon of baking soda and two tablespoons of vinegar and mix them well. Then transfer the mix to a spray bottle. Now apply this solution to only the affected area and let it sit for about 5 minutes. Wipe the areas with a clean damp cloth.
Remember for the cover that can be washed in the machine you shouldn’t put them in a dryer as the extreme heat damages the cloth. After washing just hand the cover so it can be dried naturally.
Remove the pad
Now with care remove the pad that is attached to the board. Do that with extra care or else you may end up damaging the pad. Take a clean cloth to dust the pad and get out all the dust that has been gathered on it. You can even use a vacuum cleaner to get out the dust. But use that in a low setting else the pad may be damaged.
Wipe the Board
Use a clean damp cloth to wipe the ironing board. Make sure to clean every part of the board from under the board to joints. The joints are where the cobwebs are formed. Don’t leave a spot uncleaned.
Dry With a Clean Cloth
Now use a clean dry cloth to wipe the ironing board. This is the last step. Make sure to wipe away all the water from the board.
Tips on Maintaining the ironing board
- Never let the face of your iron touch the cover or the heat may damage the pad, cover or may even cause a fire if it is left on for a long time.
- Frequently clean your iron cover. This prevents the dirt and dust from transferring them to your clothes.
- Once more do not forget to read the tag before cleaning the cover in any way. Make sure to follow all the instructions that are mentioned on the label.
- Another important thing to do is to let the pieces of the ironing board dry completely before you put them all together. If they are not dried properly the moisture may be locked in there that may cause moulds to form in the ironing board that will completely damage your board.
Who would want their freshly washed clothes to be stained again? For that, you have to keep the ironing board clean or this situation may occur. A clean board gives you crisper and cleaner clothes. But when it is dirty follow the above steps to make it clean and shiny again. Keep in mind to follow all steps correctly or you may end up damaging a part of the ironing board and will cost you money. So keep cleaning your ironing board regularly.