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In all the years you’ve been running your iron over your freshly laundered clothes, sheets and tablecloths, have you ever thought about cleaning the iron? Don't worry: Here's a super-easy way to get your iron looking fresh, new and, most importantly, clean again.

What You Need:
 - 2 teaspoons baking soda
 - 1 teaspoon toothpaste
 - 2 teaspoons white vinegar
 - Washcloth

Step 1: In a small bowl mix the baking soda, toothpaste and vinegar together until well combined.

Step 2: Turn your iron on a low heat. Dip the washcloth into the cleaning mixture and gently scrub along the bottom surface of the iron. (You can add a bit more vinegar if needed.)

Keep scrubbing until the bottom plate looks as shiny and clean as the day you bought it...what was that? Ten years ago?

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Additional Reporting by Abby Hepworth

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