Have you ever tried to iron something outside? It’s not exactly the most productive of activities. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. All you need is a nice, sunny spot with a pillow or two and some blotting paper. Even if you don’t own an ironing board, this summer, consider keeping one at home. The easiest way to keep your clothes looking their best is through regular ironing. That’s where the idea of “outdoors ironing” comes from. Instead of trying to get your clothes clean in between stays at the cleaner, why not keep them looking their best all year round? Read on for more information on how to close the ironing board when you’re outdoors.
How To Close An Ironing Board?
1. Find a sunny spot.
The best place to find a sunny spot is on the side of a building or in an open area outdoors. If you have access to an outdoor patio, it’s ideal. If you don’t have one, look for something that will let you stand in the sun without being directly in the sun. Ideally, your ironing board should face away from the sun while you work on it.
2. Lay down some blotting paper or a pillow
If you don’t have an outdoor patio, place your ironing board on a pillow so that you can comfortably stand while working on it. But don’t lay down anything directly on top of your clothes while they are still wet! You want to be able to see through them, but not be able to see through them either way. That way, you can more easily find any hidden creases and wrinkles and make sure everything is looking good before moving on to other clothes!
3. Get started with your ironing
With your ironing board set up in its temporary spot outside, get out all of your laundries and start working away! Make sure to use plenty of blotting paper or pillows between each piece so that any wrinkles and creases stay hidden from view when looking at different parts of the clothing item from different angles. This will help keep your clothes looking their best long after they are clean again!
4. Put your clothes away when you’re done
Once you’ve finished ironing, take your clothes and ironing board back inside so that they can be cleaned again. It doesn’t matter where you put them, as long as they are out of direct sunlight and protected from the elements until they can be cleaned again. If you don’t have an outdoor patio, consider keeping one at home! You can use it to store your ironing board when you’re not using it or do your ironing outside on the patio.
5. Clean up the area around your ironing board
Once you’ve finished ironing, it’s important to clean up the area where you ironed. This is a good opportunity to do some laundry, too! It will help you keep your clothes looking their best all year long!
6. Iron again if necessary
If any of your clothes still need a bit of pressing, consider taking them outside and giving them one more blast on the board before putting them away for a few days or even weeks. The sun and wind will help to fade any creases and wrinkles that may have developed while they were out in the open.
Wear Comfortable Shoes
1. Adjust your footwear to fit your activity
If you are going to be doing a lot of walking or standing, you should consider wearing shoes that are made with proper support and cushioning. This will help to prevent back pain and other injuries while also ensuring that you can move comfortably while performing your activity.
2. Walk or stand on the balls of your feet
This will help to keep the knees strong and in good alignment while also helping to prevent any injuries due to muscle strain or injury. When standing, try not to bend over so far that you are putting strain on the back of your knees or ankles. Instead, keep them in a more upright position as much as possible by taking a few steps with each leg before lifting it up again for another step with the other leg. If you find yourself bending over too far at any point during this process, take a few deep breaths and then try again from a more upright position when breathing has returned to normal.
3. Avoid positions that put a strain on the lower back
While sitting is not necessarily bad for our health (although sitting for too long can definitely lead to some problems), it is important that we avoid positions that put a strain on our lumbar region (lower back). Sitting in one position for too long can lead to problems such as lower back pain, muscle strains, joint pains, and even some types of injuries.
4. Lean forward when sitting
When sitting, try to lean forward as much as possible in order to relieve the pressure that is being put on the lower back. This will help to prevent a lot of problems that can arise from prolonged sitting and it will also help you to maintain a healthy posture while doing so!
5. Stand up often
Just like we talked about in step 3, it’s important that you try to stand up every so often during your activity. This will help keep your muscles strong, your joints healthy, and reduce the risk of injury due to muscle strain or joint pain! When standing, make sure you are doing so without any pain or discomfort in your back or legs. If this is not possible, try to find a more comfortable position for standing where you won’t need to bend over too far and put too much strain on your lower back!
7. Avoid prolonged periods of sitting
Prolonged periods of sitting are not good for our health at all (although many people do this on a daily basis). Longer periods of sitting can lead to problems such as muscle strains and joint pains due to muscle fatigue or even nerve damage due to repetitive stress placed upon the body’s tissues and joints by prolonged sitting. If you find yourself spending an excessive amount of time in one position while performing an activity, try switching positions every so often! This will help keep the muscles strong and healthy while also helping reduce the risk of injury due to muscle strain and joint pain.
Take Your Time
1. Take Your Time When Performing Any Activity
There is no reason to rush through an activity when you are healthy and well. It is important that you take your time and do things at a pace that is comfortable for you. If it takes longer than usual for you to accomplish a task, then there is no reason to feel pressured into speeding up the process or taking shortcuts! It’s okay to be a little bit slower than most people and it’s okay if your pace takes longer than what could be considered “normal”.
2. Give Yourself Plenty Of Breaks During An Activity
When performing any type of physical activity, it’s important that we make our own breaks every so often in order to prevent muscle strains, joint pains, and injuries due to repetitive strain placed upon the body due to prolonged periods of strenuous activity. If we find ourselves getting tired or hurting while performing an activity, then we should try taking some time off in order to give our muscles a rest and allow our joints some time to heal before we start again!
3. Keep Track Of How Long You Spend Doing An Activity
The best way for us all to keep track of how much time we spend doing any kind of physical activity (including the amount of rest we need) is by keeping track of ourselves. If this is not possible for us all (for whatever reason), then there are plenty of apps on Google Play Store/App Store that can help us keep track as well! These apps will allow us all to keep track of how much time we spend doing any activity and also give us a record of how long we spent resting in between activities.
4. Always Be Mindful Of Your Surroundings
If you are doing any sort of physical activity, always be mindful of your surroundings to make sure that you are not hurting anyone or damaging anything. If you see someone or something that is in danger, then stop what you are doing and help them/it out as best as you can! I hope that this information helps everyone learn to be more healthy and fit!
The summer is a great time to get outside and enjoy some fresh air and nature. But, make sure you’re maintaining your outdoor clothing and equipment so they look their best all year round. If you’re doing any gardening this summer, it’s also worth checking to see if you need to purchase any new equipment. And, if you’ve got a regular day job this season, make sure you’re delegating tasks appropriately so you don’t forget about them. By keeping your clothes looking their best, you’ll have a much better time in the garden, at the pool, or on the beach this season.