Just a simple tip for me.
Dragging our iron and ironing board out of the cupboard was a PAIN.
So we didn't. And it lived in our living room.
$10.95 and a trip to Howard's Storage World and my problems are solved.
This hanging device "thing" screwed to the outside of a cupboard in our laundry. Now it is so easy to put away - and I don't need to worry about what I am knocking inside our cupboard. So we USE it!
I've seen them at hardware stores, big w etc too.
Moral of the story ... if it doesn't work or is too hard LOOK for another SOLUTION!
There is always one there!