Woman Shares Genius Ironing Hack Using Tinfoil

It can be tricky to get crease-free clothing when ironing, but one TikToker has taken to the site to share a simple trick that just may help.

Posting to the app on July 11, a woman who goes by the account name Saudianna, shared a video that began with her covering an ironing board in tinfoil.

She then puts a cloth cover on the board, before showcasing herself ironing a shirt.

The soundtrack to the video is a popular-on-TikTok audio of a British woman, saying: "Show me the life hack that you randomly saw one day which is now an unconscious standard practise in your life. I'll go first..."

In the comments Saudianna explains why the method works: "Since it's such a thin piece of metal, aluminum foil is a great thermal conductor. It radiates at such a high speed that it quickly cools off.

"So this hack speeds up the ironing process and makes it easier to smooth out any stubborn creases. Thank me later."

The informative video, which can be viewed here, is captioned: "Effective! Thank me later #fyp #foryou #lifehack #ofwlife #ofwksa #tiktokksa #saudiarabia #tiktokphilippines #trend."

So far the footage has received a whopping 8.4 million views and generated more than 628,500 likes.

Many people took to the comments section to share their thoughts on the handy tip.

One TikTok user, Lisatuckwood, wrote: "They used to sell ironing pads with a heat reflector on the back. But that was a long time ago."

Another person, Nina Samuta added: "Omg... TikTok is changing my life."

Mims revealed: "I already burn my hands as it is from touching the fabric before it's ready but if this cuts my ironing time in half."

Mrs H. joked: "Me after years of ironing shirts that are still wrinkled... Looking aggressively for the foil and ironing board excitedly."

Some people also questioned if the hack was safe. To this, Supreme__Court responded: "Everyone asking if this is a fire hazard has to be young. We've been doing this and putting foil directly on the iron for decades."

But does the hack actually work? Well, Verity Mann, head of testing at The Good Housekeeping Institute confirmed it was a useful technique.

She said: "You don't need to turn the garment over, thanks to the foil, you will only need to iron one side as the foil reflects the heat and will effectively take care of the other side saving you time."

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Stock image of an iron. A woman on TikTok has shared her brilliant hack to make ironing easier. Getty Images