Despite the possible embarrassment of posting this next to “People who haven’t learned a simple skill”…
Ironing. It looks easy–throw your shirt onto the ironing board, wave the hot magic stick over it, and voila, wrinkle-free and ready to wear.
If only that were the case. I only now have this new chore, because of my summer job–and having run out of clean shirts to wear. The actual physical act of ironing is by no means difficult; the heat to use is stated right on the thing. But two questions remain:
When do you use steam–and how much? And how come I can shoot a stream of water about four feet in *front of me with the other button?
More importantly, how the heck do you get the material flat on the board? I consider myself to have good spatial, geometric skills–but manipulating the weirdly shaped fabric flat onto the board, so you can actually accomplish something, is seemingly beyond me. Sure, it’s easy enough to do the back and perhaps the very front panels, but as for the shoulders and pit area, the task seems insurmountable. Or if the shirts have those funny creases in the back, it’s literally impossible to get the whole back of the shirt flat on the board. :smack:
So what’s the secret? I beg you all.