- Don't overload the machine when you do your wash; the closer your garments are packed together, the more they are likely to come out creased and be harder to iron.
- Don't wash your clothes in too hot a wash cycle, as this will also cause creasing. Check your garments wash labels first.
- Avoid leaving damp clothes in the washing machine. Take them out immediately and place them on hangers on a clothes line or dryer. Use the rinse hold function if necessary.
- Do not leave clothes to over-dry. For best results iron clothes when they are slightly damp or use a water spray to dampen them.
- If you have dried your clothes in tumble dryer, flatten and fold them while they are still warm. This way you can sometimes avoid ironing altogether.
- Ensure your iron is not clogged with limescale to ensure the steam function works efficiently and prevent it spitting onto your clean clothes.
- Separate your ironing into piles, and then iron the items that need the lowest temperatures first to those requiring the highest.
- To save time, use a reflective ironing board cover. This will reflect the heat and allows you to press both sides at once.