Remove Gunk From An Iron With a Dryer Sheet

Remove Gunk From An Iron With a Dryer Sheet

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Taryn Williford
Jul 14, 2011

When your clothes iron gets a bit sticky or dirty—or you have the unfortunate experience of trying to iron something with tiny plastic buttons or an un-iron-friendly blend—do you know what to do next? No, we don't either. But Real Simple does.

Tech can be tough to clean. On one hand, you want your investments, even small household appliances like irons, to last a long time. But you know better than to get close with soap and a bucket of water.

That means we need tips and tricks like this one:

To de-gunkify (totally a word) your clothes iron, turn it on "low" and iron over a fabric softener dryer sheet.

For more awesome (and cheap!) tech-friendly tips, check out Real Simple's 700-plus-tip-strong New Uses For Old Things resource.

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