23 years and pressing on

Imagine – we have been keeping Essex and East London looking sharp for 23 years!

Thank you all of our beautiful loyal customers for making it possible – and we look forward to welcoming a new generation of customers to the StopIroning family!

Celebrate by giving up laundry and ironing!

Love and Creases
Mary & the Team

Summer closure 2015

With all this sunshine, you may want to make the most of things and send us your laundry and ironing. We are ready and waiting!

And don’t forget to make a note in your diary that we’ll be on our hols very soon (so get your orders in before we go).

When are we closing for annual summer holidays?
We will close for holidays and maintenance on Monday 3 August.

When will we be back?
We will re-open on Saturday 15 August.

When will we collect and deliver again?
Our collection and delivery service resumes on Monday 17 August.

We look forward to serving you then!

Key of the door

Did you know we are celebrating our 21st birthday this year.

Yes, it’s true and we thank all of our loyal customers for making it possible – and we look forward to welcoming a new generation of customers to the StopIroning family!

Celebrate by giving up laundry and ironing!

Love and Creases
Mary & the Team

On your Marks...

Keeping London 2012’s hospitality staff looking fit

We are going to be on a high level training regime for the Olympic and Paralympics, following the exciting news that we have landed the contract to keep the hospitality staff for London 2012 looking clean and sharp. We do love a uniform!

We are really excited, let the games begin…

And don’t forget, if you need high performance laundry, ironing or dry cleaning services - we’re your team!

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Óle, Bravo, three cheers...

Clean sports kits for Olympic competitors.

We’ve been feeling very international here in the run up to London 2012 with the colours of national team kits for Hockey and wheelchair Rugby brightening up our working environment. We’re delighted to be involved in our little way and wish every competitor every success in achieving their personal best. Whether you are competing or attending we want you to look good doing it!

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Wow, we're 20 Years young...


This May sees us pass a significant milestone - 20 years of service!

So here’s a virtual toast to you our customers, thank you for being there for us and we’re delighted to be here for you – when you want to stay sharp and keep wrinkle free - Cheers! And, here’s to the next 20.

Whilst we may no longer be a teenager, we're still fit and ready to press on!

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Seasonal Opening: Dates

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We aim to help keep you looking party-perfect for Christmas and the New Year, so make a note of our dates...

  • Closed on Christmas Eve, Saturday 24 December
  • Re-open on Thursday 29 December as normal
  • Closed on Monday 2 January
  • Back and Full Steam Ahead on Tuesday 3 January

Changing Season's

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For so many of us, it’s back to routine!

We hope you’ll let us lighten the load and take away some of your laundry and ironing drudgery - you’re worth it.

Call us today at Upminster Bridge T: 01708 448 444 or Snaresbrook Station T: 0208 530 1066.


Ask us about our Drop & Go service if you have a busy commute. And, don’t forget we can collect and deliver to your door.

We will pay the VAT difference

increased taxes need not mean increased creases

We promise: No increases in creases!

We're pleased to announce that we continue to hold our prices until at least this summer, in spite of the recent VAT increase.

We have three important things to say about this...

  • We will bring you the same great service, eye for detail and customer commitment.
  • This is in line with our ongoing commitment to reduce ironing and laundry misery.
  • We have held our prices since 2009.

This leaves you no excuses for looking shabby, stay smart!
Call us today and we’ll take away the pain of your Ironing and laundry.

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Settled in our new home

Put the kettle on.

We’ve been delightfully busy since making the move to our new premises in Upminster Bridge, but we’re pleased to report we’ve settled in nicely.

We look forward to continuing to serving your needs and we’d like to welcome on ‘board’ (ouch) the many new customers surrounding our new location.

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A change of scene...

A new decade, and change is in the air at The Ironing Board.

We’ve outgrown our Barking shop (our original store, with many happy memories) and we’ll be moving in March to our new state of the art setup in Hornchurch.

Fear not old friends! Our areas of service will not change, and our shiny new setting will help us to serve you better. We’d like to thank everyone who has been part of our success - thanks for your support! And while we know we’ll shed a tear when we leave, we are looking forward to our exciting new home.

We mean business!

We’re delighted to say that as well as servicing our customers home ironing, dry cleaning and laundry, we are helping businesses to stay in shape too. Our customers who run a business may see us appear in Barking & Dagenham Chamber of Commerce Magazine (but remember, you knew us before the fame). If you run a business, a sports club, or team that has any pressing needs for laundry, dry cleaning and ironing services, why not give us a call?

For more information see our new Commercial section of this site or call Ann-Frances on 07733 114 559

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We clean up after hot & spicy Doritos Dodgeball action!

Image of a Dodgeball team at the Doritos website, we laundered their kits!

The Ironing Board is cleaning up after the action at Doritos latest promotion... Dodgeball!

It’s a sport of grit, determination, focus and, well, getting out of the way. Celebs including Jodie Marsh are appearing in front of the cannons and the web-public gets the opportunity to fire!

When the chips are down (or your shirt is smothered in spicy salsa) call The Ironing Board for emergency laundry and Ironing assistance.

See the live action at the Doritos Dodgeball website.

If you’ve had a traumatic dodgeball experience (or a stained shirt) contact a StopIroning Counsellor today

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The Reggae Boyz (vs Super Eagles)...

“Ann-Frances, Thank you and The Ironing Board for the support and wonderful service provided to the team. We look forward to working with you again."


When Jamaica The Reggae Boys played the Nigerian Super Eagles it fell to our team to clean the Jamaicans footballers kit. The team had two practice sessions before their big match against Nigeria on 11 Feb 2009. We picked up their used kits from their Hotel in London Docklands on the evenings of 9th and 10th February and had it delivered back to them by lunchtime next day. 

Thanks to KAM Sports international for giving us the opportunity!

The result? A 0-0 draw (Dare we say, a ‘clean sheet’ for both sides!)

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Behind the scenes with the StopIroning team...

An ordinary day at The ironing Board? No, believe it or not, it’s not how we do it.

“Where danger is king - and fear your best buddy” Yep, that’s us.

Most People Extreme Ironing Underwater - From metacafe.com

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Dry cleaning comes home

We listened to what our customers were telling us about Dry Cleaning and we’re delighted to announce that we have now taken control of our own dry cleaning!


We declare war on ironing misery!

The Ironing Board maintains a campaign against laundry and ironing…

We believe you should be free to enjoy life. No longer can we keep quiet about ironing and the pain it causes.
Logo for the Stop Ironing Campaign
As founder members of the NCAI, the National Campaign Against Ironing, we’re committed to taking away the pain.
Pull the plug, cut the cord, you’re worth it.

Call The Ironing Board today and speak to an Ironing Counsellor. We can help you stop the steam.