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An Essential Trick to Ironing Shirts With Buttons (Video)

An Essential Trick to Ironing Shirts With Buttons (Video)

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Dec. 8 2015 10:33 AM

An Essential Trick to Ironing Shirts With Buttons

How to work around the obstacles.

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When ironing a wrinkled shirt with buttons, there are many hurdles to overcome: the temperature of the iron, where to position the board in your cramped apartment, and getting rid of that deep, deep wrinkle earned through being buried under half of your earthly belongings. One thing that will no longer serve troublesome for you, though, is maneuvering around those pesky buttons. In the video above, The Shortcut offers a simple fix that will make all future ironing endeavors much easier.

Correction, Dec. 8, 2015: Due to an editing error, this post and its headline misidentified shirts in the video as button-down. The shirts in the video are button-front, but not button-down.

Jackson Veigel is a freelance video producer, shooter, and editor based in Los Angeles. You can see more of his work here.