I bought an old fashioned "country looking" ironing board at an auction. I lean it against a wall in the livingroom so it looks like country decor.It is cute and it is available anytime, I can iron and watch tv or have a conversation all at the same time.
I keep mine in a little gap between my wardrobe and the wall in the bedroom since most of my ironing is clothing and soon as I finish I can just store everything away in the same room.
I live in a one bedroom house. I store mine in a closet in the bathroom/dressing room. I iron my clothes once a week on Sunday usually. Takes me about 45 minutes. Then I hang my clothes that I just ironed over the bathroom door so they don't get wrinkled in the closet. Why would you iron everyday? What a pain.
There are hooks to hang an ironing board on the back of a door, available in home centers and hardware stores. You could also slide it under a bed.
I would say, under the bed or, as someone else mentioned, between the refrigerator and wall. I suppose, if your sofa is long enough, you could always store it under (or behind) there.
How about an over the door one, that could be stored on a closet door, or even a bedroom door? Wouldn't have to be down all the time, only when you need it!
Walmart and most likely Target will have in their aisle where ironing boards are kept, a rack you can put on a door that will let you hang your ironing board in. Some even have slots where you can put your iron and spray starch cans. I have one and it is a great invention! Good luck.
This is just me but I would eleminate the need to iron every day. I personally never iron. If you must iron can't you do it once a week and then put the ironing board away for the rest of the time, like under the bed? I stopped buying clothes that need to be ironed. I do not buy dishes that cannot go into the dishwasher either.
Wal Mart has wall mount ironing board holders that could be mounted behind a door. If that would make it stick out too far, use two wall mounted hooks.
Buy a board hanger at the dollar store for the door. Slide it under the couch, bed or store along side of the fridge.
I picked up a mini iron from Ikea a long time ago. It has a hanger attached so it hangs in the closet when not in use and sits on a table top when in use. It was $5 and has served me pretty well.
Do you mean to leave it open all the time, or what? If that is the case you must have a wall someplace where you could put it that it wouldn't be in the way.
Have you tried one of these?
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002NXY7BK ... tiveASIN=B002NXY7BK&linkCode=asn
They also have things that hang over the door and hold your iron and board.
We live in a 2-bedroom apartment and I store my ironing board + iron in our furnace room.
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