Can I ask you a question? What do you do with all of your tissue paper after the holidays? After I shared how to store tissue paper (see below) I decided to see if I could iron the wrinkled tissue paper (without setting the tissue paper on fire).

I admit I had my doubts. Paper does not pair well when met with a heat source. And, tissue paper is almost as thin as the skin under my eyes.

You guys I had no idea. This is what I discovered:

  1. Yes, you can iron tissue paper
  2. It is easier to iron tissue paper than a Jcrew Factory (JCF) long sleeve, buttoned collar shirt.
  3. It is a surprisingly calming activity
  4. A great activity while listening to an audiobook or podcast.

If you are a regular reader at Everyday Edits you might remember when I shared this popular tissue paper storage idea.

Once it got in my head that I could iron tissue paper that’s all I could think about was all those crinkled edges packed away magazine boxes.

It kept me up thinking about those wrinkled, crunchy sheets. To find out there was another step to make those sheets neater, like a military corner bed sheet, I could not leave my stored paper in those organizers.

It was like stuffing clean, wrinkled clothes into a dresser drawer.

There was no way I could ignore those crumpled (but folded) tissue sheets.

This iron tip might be a game-changer for those of us who like straight edges before storing tissue paper in magazine holders. Several of my readers suggested cereal boxes do the trick too.


  1. Set up the ironing board. I know, Captain Obvious but…
  2. Sometimes I iron on other surfaces when in a hurry.
  3. Given my doubts about heat paired with tissue paper, I set the iron on the lowest setting.
  4. I gradually increased the heat to get a fresh crease on the folded tissue paper.
  5. Iron settings vary never leave a hot iron unattended **

Unlike a cotton, buttoned-down blouse, running an iron across a sheet of tissue paper is instant gratification.

Smoothed paper, fine-pressed edges and corners- it is wrinkle removal magic.

What do you think? Too much? The ultimate goal is to reuse all of that tissue paper. Ironing just makes the tissue paper crisp and ready for this year’s birthdays, gift giving and Christmas gifts.

Here is a similar portable ironing board.

Let me know what you think. Do you haul out your iron only for crisp collars?

Again I just found this to be a rewarding task (which is a sentence I never thought I would type).

Looking for other tips and hacks? Here is a favorite to make Mondays easier. And here is one more tip on how to store leftover paint.

** Disclosure: iron settings vary and never leave an iron unattended, unplug when done.

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  1. I’m just like you when it comes to tossing one time used tissue paper. I will be ironing my save sheets from Christmas and my birthday. Thanks for the tip.
    I hope you enjoyed your weekend. I loved seeing your dog’s having fun in the backyard.
    Karen B.

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