I seriously don’t know what I’d do without the internet, and especially our Google overlords.
I bought a cute tablecloth yesterday for our dining room table. I’ve got kids, and that thing had to be wiped down after every meal, and though it’s really not horrible messes, the table is wood and I was afraid that much cleaning would damage it.
So I picked up the tablecloth and got my happy ass home, only to discover that it’s vinyl, and every fold and wrinkle seems to be permanently on display. The problem is, I didn’t realize it was vinyl. When I think of vinyl tablecloths, I think of picnic tables and camping, not my dining room table. However, it’s cute and I decided I’ll stick with it because I realized this will be easier to clean than a fabric cloth, and I won’t be washing it every other day like I’ve had to in the past.
The article has half a dozen ways to get the wrinkles out, my favorite being #3:
Place the vinyl tablecloth in a dryer with damp towels. Set the dryer to a low heat. Check the tablecloth every 20 seconds to prevent it from burning and remove it when it is warm. Stretch it out on a flat surface to smooth the wrinkles.
Mostly because I just put a load of towels in the wash so this’ll be the most convenient.