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Ironing Boards & Storage

Whether you iron weekly after washing or are an 'iron as you need' type of household, a quality ironing board is a gamechanger in the laundry! For a compact ironing board that combines sleek design with the latest ironing technology, you can't go past Howards' range of ironing boards from best brands Joseph Joseph, Leifheit and brabantia. And don't forget our selection of ironing board covers to extend the lifespan of your ironing board and ensure that your clothes remain smooth. Finally, keep the laundry clutter-free and your ironing equipment stored away with our range of ironing board holders and iron storage solutions.

Tips For Efficient Ironing

Ironing can sometimes be a daunting chore, but with the right set of equipment and techniques, this laundry task can become a breeze. Here are a few tips to make the most of your ironing:

  • Start with the right ironing board: Choose a board that suits your needs and provides a stable surface for ironing. Adjust the height to a comfortable to avoid unnecessary strain. 
  • Sort and prioritise your clothes: Group your garments based on fabric type and ironing temperature requirements. Start with lower heat settings for delicate fabrics and gradually increase as needed.
  • Remove stains and lint: Take care of any stains or dust on your clothing before ironing. Treating them in advance ensures that they don't set in permanently during the ironing proess. Our clothes care range will help you keep your clothes in good condition. 
  • Invest in a quality ironing board cover: A good ironing board cover not only protects your board but also enhances ironing performance. Choose a cover that offers heat reflection, smooth gliding and a snug fit.

Care and Maintenance Tips

To ensure the longevity of your ironing equipment, proper care and maintenance are essential. Here are a few tips to keep your ironing boards, covers and holders in excellent condition:

  • Clean your ironing board regularly: Wipe down the surface of your ironing board with a damp cloth to remove any residue or build-up. Ensure it's completely dry before using it again.
  • Wash your ironing board cover: Check the manufacturer's instructions for your specific cover, but most can be machine washed or hand washed. Regularly cleaning the cover helps maintain its performance and appearance.
  • Store your ironing board properly: When not in use, fold your ironing board and store it in a designated area to prevent damage. Use an ironing board holder or wallmounted storage solution to keep it organised and out of the way.

Top Ironing Accessories

Enhance your laundry experience with these ironing accessories and storage solutions:

  • Ironing Board Cloths: Protect delicate garments and prevent scorch marks while ironing with these heat-resistant sheets and cloths.
  • Ironing Board Organisers: Keep your ironing essentials within reach with an ironing board organiser. These practical accessores typically feature compartments to hang your iron, the board, as well as other supplies.
  • Ironing Mats & Tabletop Boards: If you have a compact laundry space, consider using ironing mats or tabletop ironing boards. These heat-resistant mats and boards can be placed on any flat surface, instantly transforming into an ironing space. Simply fold them up when you're done for easy storage in a cupboard or wall hook.