Tips for Cleaning Your Clothes Iron

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For those of you out there who make mistakes, I am here to tell you, that you are not alone. I myself, have made one or two.

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Enter the dirty clothes iron.

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About a year ago, I was making an Easy no-sew receiving blanket for a friend’s baby. I quickly realized my clothing iron was in desperate need of a good scrub down when it left a sticky brownish splotch on the clean new fabric.

There was so much gunk stuck to the metal plate on the iron, that it reminded me of gooey tar on an old country road during the heat of the summer. Yuck!

So, here’s how I cleaned off that hogwash.

Fist, I mixed up a paste consisting of vinegar and baking soda. No exact measurements here. I just mix until it was a paste consistency.

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Next, using a soft cloth, I rubbed the mixture onto the dirty iron. I scrubbed a little bit and the gunk came right off. Yay! To clean the water tank, I just rinsed it out with a solution of 2 parts water and 1 part vinegar.

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Worked like a charm!

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Have you made this mistake before? If yes, let us know the best method you found for cleaning your clothing iron, or did you just toss it in the garbage, buy a new one, and call it day? Leave us a comment. We’d love to hear from you!

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9 thoughts on “Tips for Cleaning Your Clothes Iron

  1. Julie V.

    I’ve used salt before, but I don’t think my iron has ever looked that bad (don’t worry, I’m in my 20s and I don’t iron much. I’m not insulting you for getting your iron dirty, I promise! I’m just saying I’ll get there someday).

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  2. Sara

    I have the exact same iron… with the exact same problem!!! I hate it! I’m going to use these tips to go clean it up right now!! Thank you, thank you!! You have no idea how much I needed this…I’ve tried a few other methods and nothing has really worked.

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  3. Treana B

    Holy majolie. I need to clean my iron. This post is making me feel all sorts of convicted about throwing out my last one because I couldn’t get that sucker to iron without leaving it’s mark on my clothes. Thank you so much for sharing on the Merry Monday linky party! We hope you come back this week! – Treana @ House of Bennetts

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