How to Open, Adjust Height and Close an Ironing Board

Have you ever found yourself struggling to deal with your ironing board? Well, actually you are not the only one. No matter if it’s a T-leg ironing board, wall-mounted, or a cabinet one, it can be very tricky to use them when you don’t have much experience.

In this article, we are going to show you how to open an ironing board, as well as fold and adjust the heights properly. Here are ways to deal with the 5 most common ironing boards, let’s get started!

How to Open, Adjust Height and Close a T-leg Ironing Board

Of all types, the T-leg, or can be called the standing ironing boards, are the most common choice. They are literally the best option for large laundry loads thanks to their surface size. Most of them have adjustable legs, which you can alter the height depending on who’s doing the ironing!

How to Open, Adjust Height and Close an Ironing Board
How to Open, Adjust Height and Close a T-leg Ironing Board

1. How to Open a T-leg/Standing Ironing Board

Step 1: Get the ironing board to the place you want to do your ironing, it should be flat to maintain stability.

Step 2: Hold the board with your two hands, one on the lever button, another hand on the opposite end.

Step 3: Press and hold the lever button; then try to lift up the surface of the ironing board as you come up.

2. How to Close a T-leg/Standing Ironing Board

Step 1: Find the lever button underneath the ironing board.

Step 2: Hold the lever button and push on the surface of the ironing board. When the board is in its standing position, you should place one hand on the button and one hand on the opposite end of the board.

Step 3: When you apply some pressure on the lever button, slowly bring the ironing board with you while squatting to the floor. Make sure you hold the board in the whole process so that it won’t crash down too quickly and hurt you.

Step 4: After that, lower the board all the way to the floor, and now you can release the lever button.

Step 5: Secure the legs into the leg locks. By doing this, the ironing board will be prevented from opening while you move it around.

3. How to Adjust Height of a T-leg/Standing Ironing Board

Step 1: Press the lever button while grasping both sides of the ironing board.

Step 2: You can either lift or lower the board to reach your desired height.

Step 3: Release the lever button to make the board fixed.

Well, we guess now you are able to fold your standing ironing board, but some little tips to make the process safer won’t take you too much time to read:

  • When finished ironing, you should not fold the board right away, or else you might burn yourself.
  • It would be a bit clumsy to see the legs suddenly pop out when you move it around, which can be dangerous in some cases. So make sure the legs are firmly secured before getting stored.
  • Last but not least, you should always store the ironing board at a place where it will not slide or fall.

How to Open and Close a Tabletop Ironing Board

Coming to these tabletop ironing boards, we have to say there are no other types that can save your time and space other than these things. They are quite popular with people who live in small dorm rooms or small apartments. Handy, easy to carry around, and sometimes can be used as a snack table too!

How to Open, Adjust Height and Close an Ironing Board
How to Open and Close a Tabletop Ironing Board

1. How to Open a Tabletop Ironing Board

You will find there are 2 types of tabletop ironing boards: the 4-leg ones and 2-crossbar ones. Anyway, there is only one way to unfold them, it is to open the leg and make sure they are stable before you start your ironing.

2. How to Close a Tabletop Ironing Board

When folding, just collapse the legs and put them away to storage.

How to Open, Adjust Height and Close a Cabinet Ironing Board

Cabinet ironing boards can provide you with convenient storage as they are easy to install, studded to the wall and you can possibly keep them out of sight. More importantly, they can blend beautifully with any home decorations!

1. How to Open a Cabinet Ironing Board

Step 1: Simply slide the door open and lift the ironing board.

Step 2: You will find there is a stability cap underneath when the board is lifted, make sure the cap is securely positioned over the support hinge.

Step 3: Now you have your cabinet ironing board unfolded at its highest position.

2. How to Close a Cabinet Ironing Board

Step 1: Lift the board and make sure it’s returned to its highest position.

Step 2: Slide the stability cap up and press the support hinge inward to lower the board into the cabinet.

Step 3: Slide the door to close, and now your cabinet ironing board is put away.

3. How to Adjust Height of a Cabinet Ironing Board

Step 1: Use the palm lever on the back end of the ironing board (or with some other types, you will have to use the U-shaped lever under the board).

Step 2: Most cabinet ironing boards have around seven height positions and accommodate most wheelchairs. Therefore, you can either lift or lower the board to reach your desired height.

How to Open and Close a Wall-mounted Ironing Board

Wall-mounted ironing boards can simply be described as ironing boards folded out from a closet or a wall. To people who live in a small house or small apartment, wall-mounted ironing boards can be an ideal solution that takes only a little space.

How to Open, Adjust Height and Close an Ironing Board
How to Open and Close a Wall-mounted Ironing Board

1. How to Open a Wall-mounted Ironing Board

Step 1: Lower the board out of the wall.

Step 2: Some board types will be available in full-size, yet some will be folded in half. So make sure you open the ironing board to the fullest size/ surface before using it.

Step 3 (optional): Most wall-mounted ironing boards can be rotated a full 180 degrees swiveling, 90 degrees to the right and 90 degrees to the left. This means you have all access to every inch of your board whether you are right or left-handed!

2. How to Close a Wall-mounted Ironing Board

You will only have to spend a few seconds to store them away by folding them up gently flat against the wall (or fold them in half first based on its design).

How to Open and Close a Retractable Ironing Board

A retractable ironing board or you can call it a pull-out ironing board, is very handy indeed and a real space saver! Thanks to this type of ironing board, you can probably take up loads of space in any kitchen/utility room. Best choice for those who love to keep the rooms uncluttered.

How to Open, Adjust Height and Close an Ironing Board
How to Open and Close a Retractable Ironing Board

1. How to Open a Retractable Ironing Board

Step 1: Open the drawer first, as retractable ironing boards are usually installed inside a drawer or a closet.

Step 2: Slide out the ironing board and then flip the board out.

Step 3: The ironing board can be rotated at any angle. First, use the adjustment nut underneath to adjust the tightness, and then rotate it into whatever direction makes you feel comfortable.

2. How to Close a Retractable Ironing Board

When you’re done with your ironing, just fold the board over in half and plug it back into your drawer or closet. And woop! The board is completely out of your sight and gives you back that tidy space.

Conclusion

We have come to the end of the article, and we hope it will help you figure out how to open an ironing board, as well as close and adjust its height. Whether you find this article helpful, don’t hesitate to share it with your friends – who might need this information too!

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