Do you have an iron? Most of us do. Now, the bigger question: How often do you use it? Do you have your clothes ironed at a laundry? Not a big deal. The iron at your home can still find a variety of uses to prove its worth. Read on and you will find that you have been missing out on lots of these. You may even gain a bit more respect for the iron kept at your home.
Here are the 7 most unique uses of an iron which you have never thought of.
1. An Alternative Grill
Barbecues need time to get heated up and ready for grilling. An iron can function as an emergency grill while you’re craving a beautiful grilled sandwich. It is DIY and too straightforward. Ready up your sandwich and wrap it up in square shaped aluminum foil on the top and bottom. Keep the hot iron on your sandwich for approximately 10 minutes. After that, flip over the sandwich and place the iron on the other side for another 10. You’ve just grilled yourself a yummy sandwich.
2. The Plastic Sealer
You may at some point need to seal polythene or plastic bags for various reasons. You might want to laminate some valuable papers. You might even need to pack some of your stuff in a plastic bag. Whatever be the case, an iron can help. Cover the end of plastic that you want to seal with foil, and operate the iron carefully over the foil only. You may remove the foil afterwards. Wallpaper Remover
Wallpapers look great on walls. What about the stubborn pieces of paper left when you remove wallpaper? That’s too ugly. Your fabric iron can help you get rid of this. Let’s learn how. Set your iron to steam mode and heat it up. Keep this hot iron in a small distance from the wall. This creates soggy conditions around the newspaper. The heat from the steam loosens up the adhesive, and the moisture eliminates the stubbornness of paper.
4. Cleaning up a Wax Mess
So you had a great candle lit dinner or just a stunning candle night. Check your surroundings. You could just have spilled a few drops of wax which refused not to stick. How to get rid of this wax stain with your iron, once again coming to the rescue. Cover the stain with foil and place the heated iron over it. Wax cleaning does not get easier than this.
5. Dent Free Your Floors
After spending a fortune on the most expensive and attractive wood floors in your home, you don’t need to see dents left by foot traffic, accidents, or furniture. What’s the solution? Cover up the dented place with foil and run your iron over it. The dent will vanish, and you are done fixing your floor.
6. Eliminate Water Stains on Wood
Water is the enemy of wooden crafts. Water may sometimes leave a very unpleasant mark on our wooden furniture, floors, and other wooden materials. Your cloth iron, again, gets some work there. Cover the water stain on your wood with a cloth and run the iron over it at the lowest temperature. The warmth the iron transfers to the wood makes it moisture free.
7. Preserve Flowers
Flowers are gorgeous. They may also be a token of love. So when you get that love in the form of bouquets, you may want to preserve not just the sense of affection but the physical token you have been given. Would you believe me if I said an iron can do that also? Keep your blossoms between a few pieces of wax paper and put some weight on it. After some time, put a paper towel on it and run the dry iron over it. The blossoms are safe for a long time now.