->Choose a room or project
->Go to work
I’ve seen several ironing board hanging solutions, but my favorite is homemade. I have attached explanatory photos.
The ironing board is tucked behind the laundry room door using a metal coat hanger hung sideways. The small piece of wood moves the coat hanger away from the wall sufficiently far to allow for the depth of the ironing board.
Finding the stud nearest the door frame allows the screws to be tightly secured into the wall.
I use three other helpers:
1) In an adjacent cupboard I keep my iron on a hot pad (to prevent any latent heat from the iron burning my cupboard shelf).
2) I use a one quart “wash bottle” for filling my iron with distilled water. It is from a local university’s chemistry lab store. I never struggle with spills. Look up “wash bottles” on google to get one for yourself.
3) I keep small items needing ironing stored next to the iron. I iron them when doing larger projects to reduce ironing setup and cleanup time.
My iron takes five minutes to heat up, so a timer is a convenient way to set up the ironing board and iron, leave to do another small chores, and then return to get the ironing out of the way.
4) Finally, a small portable radio makes ironing so much more interesting. I just turn it on, iron away, turn it off when I’m done, and get on to more pleasurable organization projects.