I Thought My Iron Was Ruined!

2 Materials
10 Minutes

I had decided to take all my linens and laces down
for an early Spring Cleaning.
Including all my curtains too.

Washed them in my special linen wash in which they came out smelling wonderfully fresh and clean.
Next was my least favorite chore in the whole wide world

my iron is ruined
I grabbed my iron.
Walked down the hall into the kitchen,
telling myself the whole way....... 

"this won't be so bad,
just think how gorgeous they will look when they are done!
No more dust,
no more pet hair,
just nice clean dresser scarves and doilies and linens and curtains''

Then I looked at my iron....

my iron is ruined
There was gunk all over the bottom...
stuck on dried gunk!
Where did it come from?
And what was it?

 I tried wiping it off with my hand, nope, it was stuck.
I scrubbed with a scrubber I had, nothing happened...
I started researching all over the internet for ways to clean it.
My iron had never looked like this before so I had no idea what to do and was afraid I'd ruin it if I really went at it. 

Several suggestions called for salt, baking soda, nail polish remover, even toothpaste!
All I could imagine was the salt getting stuck in the holes - same with the toothpaste!
my iron is ruined
How could I iron my nice clean linens and pretties with this ugly dirty thing?  
my iron is ruined
Then I came across a suggestion calling for a dryer sheet.
This sounded a little far fetched but a lot less messy than the others, so I gave it a try.
my iron is ruined
The iron was hot so I wore one of those pot holder rubber gloves
and rubbed back and forth all over my iron until it was all cleaned off.
my iron is ruined
I couldn't believe it, it actually worked! 
my iron is ruined
I did go through several dryer sheets
and it did melt them together somewhat.
But look at that shine!

I cleaned it!
my iron is ruined
I ironed a scrap of fabric first to be sure it 
didn't leave any residue behind.
My iron ironed perfectly ♥
my iron is ruined
On to my basket of linens, laces and curtains......

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Suggested materials:

  • Iron  (already had)
  • Dryer sheets  (already had or Walmart)

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