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March 31, 2014Vintage Tips for Ironing Clothing from GE
Happy Monday! This week we are going to be looking at a manual that came with the GE Steam and Dry Iron.
I found this some time ago, and I have been utilizing the tips in this manual to iron our clothing and table linens, both vintage and modern. There have been a few advancements that make modern ironing a little easier, but not much has changed in ironing through the years. We still use an iron, we still use an ironing board, my iron has steam and dry settings, and I break out the starch every time I iron Tom’s work shirts. Overall, the tips in this booklet are still relevant today!
I started ironing my vintage tablecloths on the right side rather than the wrong side after reading this. It actually does help the sheen!
Thankfully, we now have things like spray starch to make our lives easier. I don’t think I would be able to handle it if I had to mix starch every time I ironed. Tom’s shirts would probably be stiff as boards.
I’ve also found a small, empty spray bottle from the store filled with water works great for sprinkling vintage clothes and linen. Though, I have to say I have NEVER stored sprinkled clothes in the fridge. I’m just not that into ironing.
Hope these tips helped you, or at least brought back some fond memories. If you have any tips or tricks to make ironing easier, please feel free to share in the comments!