Quick & Easy Tips for Ironing Clothes

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A few tips for ironing clothes include making a homemade starch with cornstarch and water, as well as ironing all of the big areas first. Find out how old, stagnant water in irons can make clothes smell with help from a professional house cleaner in this free video on ironing clothes.

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Hi, I'm Rachel Yatuzis and I'm going to give you some quick and easy tips for ironing clothes. My husband has been in the military now for five years and the first two years of his life, or the first two years of our life together, I was ironing his BDUs. It was not fun, but I did learn how to do it fast and easy. What you want to think about is starch. First of all, you can make your own starch with corn starch and water just put it in a spray bottle. This stuff you buy at the store has formaldehyde in it, that's just kind of creepy to me so I suggest you make your own with corn starch and water. But you want to spray, not too much, a light mist of starch will do. Oh, I'm starting at one side of the shirt seam. Start at one side, you want to do all the big spaces first. Make sure to watch out for plastic buttons, don't let your iron sit on any plastic buttons because it can melt them to your clothes. And another thing is make sure the water in your iron is not old and stagnant because that is, you know, that can affect your clothes, it could even make your clothes smell so make sure to change the water frequently, but make sure that there is water in your iron. Once you get to the sleeves what you want to do is match up the seams, I always unbutton, and then match up the seams like this. Lay it out as flat as you can and go over it with the iron this way. You're going to want to flip it over and do the same thing to the other side. Collars and sleeves are what's always really important so make sure the collar is ironed down exactly where it's supposed to go and that should do it. I'm Rachel Yatuzis and those are quick and easy tips for ironing.

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