Top 7 Ironing Essentials for Beginners

When you are planning to live on your own, it is necessary to know the basics of ironing your clothes. Especially if you are a student or a corporate worker that requires properly ironed uniforms. You don't want to go to the office or school in crumpled clothes. In the Philippines when you walk outside with crumpled clothes some will tease you that you will be chased by a flatiron.

Although there are laundry services that offer ironing services in your area some of them are equipped with a garment steamer which makes the ironing easier. When you have your own space it is better if you know the basics of ironing for yourself.

Ironing like doing laundry requires practice and understanding of the basics when it comes to ironing clothes, and some of you might not know what are the basic ironing essentials you need in order to learn how to iron clothes. When you have these ironing essentials you can start learning how to iron clothes. If you have zero knowledge of pressing clothes It is important to ask for help. You can ask your elder siblings or your parents or even watch youtube videos that teach the basics of ironing.

Here at Shoppiverse PH, we collated some of the ironing essentials for beginners like you. 

Table of Contents

  1. Electric Iron
  2. Ironing Board
  3. The Ironing Board Cover and Pad
  4. Starch Spray
  5. Hangers
  6. Tailors Ham
  7. Water Spray Bottle
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1. Electric Iron

Electric Iron is the first appliance you need to purchase in order to press the crumpled sleeves and collar of your clothes. There are different types of iron you can purchase online like flat iron with a steam sprayer which is good to use for clothes that have tough to remove wrinkles.  There are a different number of settings you can choose for temperature based on the type of fabric.


electric iron



2. Ironing Board 

As a partner for pressing clothes, you will never get a good pressing if you don't have an ironing board. The purpose of this equipment is to straighten clothes while being ironed out wrinkles.  Most of the ironing boards are foldable and can fit in small spaces. 

ironing board

3. The Ironing Board Cover and Pad

You cannot have an ironing board without a cover and pad.  The fabric used is Scorch and Heat Resistant with different sets of colors to match your room. One of the benefits of using an ironing board cover is to avoid clothes marks. The padding is made from a high-quality quilted polyester-cotton & 100% cotton inside padding, which will not let 100% of the heat and 99% of the moisture of the iron through. 

ironing board cover and pad

4. Starch Spray

Starch Spray in a bottle helps is used to iron clothes easily. It helps electric iron to glide smoothly while pressing the clothes. It also makes the collar crisp which makes you look smart when you wear your clothes. There are commercial starch sprays available that you can buy online or alternatively you can also make in your own home.

starch spray


5. Hangers

After pressing the clothes you need to hang them in order to avoid being crumpled again. A good set of hangers is what you need. It is important to have the right size and right material to use. Hangers can be made out of plastic, metal, or wood. 

hangers

6. Tailors Ham


You might first hear this thing in your life and ask yourself what on earth is tailors ham. Well, the purpose of these ironing accessories is to iron the curvy part of your clothes properly.  Irregular areas like sleeves, collars, cuffs, and waistlines are difficult to iron by just laying them flat on the ironing board. There are wide varieties of designs that you can choose from but the purpose is still the same.

tailors ham

7. Water Spray Bottle

If your flat iron does not have a built-in spray a water spray bottle will save your day. Sprinkling a little amount of water while ironing will help you iron easily your clothes. There is a certain type of fabric that is too hard to press so it requires spraying a little amount of water.

water spray bottle


In summary:

As a tip for beginners makes sure to properly set your flat iron based on the required settings based on the type of fabrics you are pressing.  You must also look for signs of scorching of fabric and quickly adjust the temperature necessary only for the fabric. 

Make sure to unplug your flat iron after using it to avoid electricity consumption that might contribute to rising in your electricity bill 

Ironing supplies materials and equipment is one of the essential things to prepare in order for you to fix wrinkles in your clothes.  These 7 things on the list are necessary for clothes pressing to make your ironing more enjoyable.

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