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Fix a Sticky Iron

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If the underside of your iron tends to stick to your clothes when you use it, try this trick before buying a new one. Wait until the iron is cool (very important!), then put some baby powder on a cloth and coat the iron’s bottom. Once it’s coated with powder, turn on the heat and watch the powder disappear. At this point, the iron should no longer be sticky. It should glide over silks and other delicate, catchy, clingy fabrics. To be sure, test the iron on an inconspicuous part of any delicate garment that needs to be pressed.

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Source: Joan Wilen and Lydia Wilen are health investigators based in New York City who have spent decades collecting “cures from the cupboard.” They are authors of Bottom Line’s Treasury of Home Remedies & Natural Cures and Bottom Line’s Household Magic. They are authors of the free e-letter Household Magic Daily Tips Date: July 21, 2011 Publication: Bottom Line's Household Magic
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