How Much Do You Know About Ironing?

Ironing might seem like a cut and dry task, but it can actually be quite complicated if you do it right! Do you think you know all there is to know about ironing? Take these 12 questions and see if you're the ironing master!
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Question 1/12

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How can you cut down on your ironing time?
Iron on the hottest temperature setting
Put a piece of aluminum foil under the ironing board cover.
Place the clothes in the dryer for 10 minutes before ironing them.
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Question 2/12

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What is the best order to iron in?
Always do sheets and tablecloths first
Iron the most difficult garments first
Iron things that need the lowest temperatures first
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Question 3/12

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How can you ensure that your ironing board cover fill fit nicely?
Put the cover on the board when it is still damp
Purchase a cover that is 1/2 an inch (1.25 centimeters) smaller than your ironing board.
Purchase a cover that is 2 inches (5 centimeters) larger than your ironing board.
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Question 4/12

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How can you prevent collars, cuffs and hems from puckering?
Spray them with starch
Iron them on the reverse side first.
Pin them down prior to ironing
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Question 5/12

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What can you use if you don't have a sleeve board?
A rolled up towel
A piece of cardboard
Extra steam
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Question 6/12

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How can you make your own starch?
Mix one tablespoon of corn starch with two cups of water
Mix one cup of cornstarch with two cups of water
Mix two tablespoons baking soda with one cup of water
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Question 7/12

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How can you remove wrinkles from a tie?
Put it in the dryer for 10 minutes, then iron it on a low setting.
Cut a piece of cardboard to fit inside, cover it with cheesecloth and iron it.
Iron it on low with a lot of steam
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Question 8/12

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What water should you use inside an electric iron?
Whatever the manufacturer's instructions specify
Tap water
Distilled water
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Question 9/12

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What should you use to clean the vents of your iron?
A sharp knife
A toothbrush
A pipe cleaner
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Question 10/12

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What should you use to clean your iron's soleplates?
A cloth dipped in baking soda
Steel wool dipped in baking soda
A cloth dipped in spirits
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Question 11/12

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When should you clean the water reservoir?
Every few months
When the steam action decreases in power
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Question 12/12

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What can you do to keep pleats in place when ironing them?
Paper clip them down
Iron on a heavy towel
Use a lot of steam and a high setting
Result
Based on the results of this quiz, you are an ironing amateur! While you might know how to iron quickly, you don’t know the hacks that can make ironing a smooth and wrinkle free process! Study up on true ironing techniques and your wrinkle woes will be a thing of the past!

Ironing Amateur

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are a true ironing ace! Ironing might seem like a pretty cut and dry process to most, but you know better. Like so many things, ironing can be an art form. You aced this quiz based on your knowledge of ironing hacks, proper technique, and wrinkle free living!

Ironing Ace

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are a true ironing expert! It’s clear that you’ve got ironing down to a science. Wrinkles no longer plague your existence, as you know just about every ironing hack and technique a person could possibly need to know. We commend you for being a true ironing savant! Now make sure the iron’s not still on and kick your feet up for some much needed relaxation!

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1
How can you cut down on your ironing time?
Iron on the hottest temperature setting
Put a piece of aluminum foil under the ironing board cover.
Place the clothes in the dryer for 10 minutes before ironing them.
2
What is the best order to iron in?
Always do sheets and tablecloths first
Iron the most difficult garments first
Iron things that need the lowest temperatures first
3
How can you ensure that your ironing board cover fill fit nicely?
Put the cover on the board when it is still damp
Purchase a cover that is 1/2 an inch (1.25 centimeters) smaller than your ironing board.
Purchase a cover that is 2 inches (5 centimeters) larger than your ironing board.
4
How can you prevent collars, cuffs and hems from puckering?
Spray them with starch
Iron them on the reverse side first.
Pin them down prior to ironing
5
What can you use if you don't have a sleeve board?
A rolled up towel
A piece of cardboard
Extra steam
6
How can you make your own starch?
Mix one tablespoon of corn starch with two cups of water
Mix one cup of cornstarch with two cups of water
Mix two tablespoons baking soda with one cup of water
7
How can you remove wrinkles from a tie?
Put it in the dryer for 10 minutes, then iron it on a low setting.
Cut a piece of cardboard to fit inside, cover it with cheesecloth and iron it.
Iron it on low with a lot of steam
8
What water should you use inside an electric iron?
Whatever the manufacturer's instructions specify
Tap water
Distilled water
9
What should you use to clean the vents of your iron?
A sharp knife
A toothbrush
A pipe cleaner
10
What should you use to clean your iron's soleplates?
A cloth dipped in baking soda
Steel wool dipped in baking soda
A cloth dipped in spirits
11
When should you clean the water reservoir?
Every few months
When the steam action decreases in power
12
What can you do to keep pleats in place when ironing them?
Paper clip them down
Iron on a heavy towel
Use a lot of steam and a high setting