This Ingenious Foldable Ironing Board Is a Must-Have for Tiny Spaces

published Nov 2, 2022
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As someone who lives in a small space, I’m solidly against standard ironing boards. Even though they can flatten and be stored in narrow spaces, they still take up a lot of room that could be used for other purposes. And be honest: There are times when you don’t feel like putting it up, which just clutters your space in a different way. Fortunately, there are alternatives that aren’t simply draping your clothes on the bed or floor to iron them, such as this magnetic ironing mat. Even better, editor-favorite brand Joseph Joseph has an option that’s convenient, stylish, and compact without straying too far from traditional. The best-selling Pocket Plus Ironing Board is a shopper favorite, especially for those living in small spaces, that has a number of features to make this household chore easier than ever. Plus, there’s even built-in storage to keep your iron in one place, too.

The perks of the Pocket Plus Ironing Board are evident as soon as you see it. In full, it measures 13” x 35.5”, which can be triggered by a quick-release toggle, and folds in half when not in use. The ironing board sits low enough on its non-slip feet to use on a counter or tabletop, and it can be hung on the wall with an included hook so it’s not taking up any valuable floor space. It’s equipped with an innovative DripLock cover that’s made up of three layers, which are a 100-percent cotton top, a padded middle section, and a waterproof base. The cover is not machine-washable, but can be wiped clean. Additionally, there’s a storage compartment built into the back to hold your iron and keep both tools in one place. “We live in a small condo and don’t have a lot of storage so this ironing board is perfect to hang on the wall in our laundry area!” said one review of the Pocket Folding Ironing Board. Other shoppers say it’s lightweight, time-saving, and easy to use. One fan of the ironing board bought one in France and picked up another after arriving in California.

The Pocket Plus Ironing Board is used by homeowners and renters alike, and caught my attention right away for its style and convenience. I know I’m not likely to buy another full-size ironing board again, but I’d pick this one in an instant. Its five-star reviews only confirmed what I thought to be true at first glance, and who doesn’t love a straightforward win? Joseph Joseph has done it again!