A build-up of fabric softener can dirty the bottom of your iron and stain clothes. To clean your iron, Maker says make a paste of equal parts baking soda and water and then apply the paste to a soft cloth. Using a circular motion, gently clean the build-up (being careful to avoid the holes in the iron where the steam comes out) and rinse with a damp cloth.
Hardy in zones 6-11, cast iron plants can be grown as houseplants or outdoors in shady garden areas. They tolerate heat and arid conditions and make a lush backdrop for smaller plants that also love shade.
Powder coated steel elevates edging to an art form when it takes the shape of a low fence. The design for this edging comes from Shakespeare’s garden in Stratford, England. These hoop stakes mark bed and path edges while also pulling double duty as plant supports. To draft hoops as edging, place them side by side or slightly overlapping along planting beds or paths. Hoop stake edging is the perfect choice for keeping annuals or perennials from falling over onto lawn or walkways.
Install a pop-up ironing board, like this model from Rev-A-Shelf, into a closet drawer and you’ll be able to touch up your clothing without having to wrestle with that beast of a regular ironing board. In can be installed in any drawer that has an opening between 14-1/4" and 21" wide. If only all wrinkles would disappear so easily.
Ironing boards are typically tough to hide, but designer Angela Todd found a way to incorporate one into her ultra-mod laundry room. The beautiful metallic partition distracts the eye from the mechanical systems behind it and provides a great backdrop for the space.