Treat your mum to something special this Mother’s Day by giving her a personal ironing service.
Our mothers work so hard all year round, so Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show just how much you care and appreciate her dedication and love. While gifts such as flowers and chocolates are always appreciated, alleviating her of some duties which she does frequently is also a winner. Have you considered being a personal ironing service to your mum instead?
Even if you don’t live at home, visiting your mum and doing some ironing can be a real demonstration of love. Ironing is one of those necessary tasks that needs to be done and mothers can spend up to four months of their lives doing it! Taking the time on Mother’s Day to make your mum a cup of tea, letting her sit back and relax while you do the ironing, is certainly something she’ll appreciate.
To make sure there are no creases for your mum to iron out afterwards, here are some top tips we use for our expert ironing services in London to iron clothes to perfection. It’s a sure-fire way to reward and impress your mum!
Follow the Instructions
This may seem simple, but always follow the instructions on each garment. Different clothes will have different instructions and some are not even safe for ironing, so be sure to check this before you start. While your mum is sipping her tea (which you made her, of course), she may remind you to read the instructions. Politely tell her that you already have because you are super organised!
Set the Temperature Based on the Fabric
Choosing the right temperature can seem like the biggest task, especially as all irons are different and will each have different settings. For delicate clothes, always use a lower temperature, but for cotton and linen, it can be higher. Getting the temperature right is one of the most important techniques of correct ironing. This is something our ironing services in London constantly check, so make sure you do the same.
Avoid Zips and Buttons
Heat can have a very damaging effect on buttons, zips, sequins or any other additions to clothing. Be wary when ironing around theses areas and try not to let the iron touch them.
Turn it Inside Out
Turning your clothes inside out will prevent getting any sheen on the fabric. This is particularly important for darker clothes, so be sure to turn them all inside out before putting them on the ironing board.
Use Back and Forth Movements
It may take longer and require you to be delicate, but using back and forth movements with the iron is much better than circular movements, as this can actually stretch out the fabric. Different clothing items should also be tackled in different ways, so before starting, check the best way to iron different garments.
Hang it Up Afterwards
If your own ironing service works out great and all the clothes look fantastic, what’s next? It’s important to make sure clothes stay looking great and your hard work isn’t ruined. For shirts and jumpers particularly, hang them up, aligning the shoulders neatly with the hanger. Be wary that any clothes you fold to put into a drawer may get creased again.
Not Feeling Confident? Consider Hiring an Ironing Service
Perhaps the thought of doing all the ironing for your mum is more appealing than actually doing it. If you’re not confident you’ll do a good job or don’t have the time, why not hire ironing services in London? Organising an ironing service for your mum is a perfect treat and a great way for her to relax on Mother’s Day. It also means you don’t need to worry about doing any ironing yourself. What’s not to like?!
St Anne’s Housekeeping is an expert cleaning agency that offers ironing services in London and so much more. We provide top-quality services for Mother’s Day and throughout the rest of the year. Contact us today to get a free quote for ironing services for Mother’s Day.