I have spent the morning starching fabric for my next quilt project. For EASY clean up and less mess, I covered my ironing board with a sheet of parchment paper. Why not? I cover my sheet pans with parchment paper when baking cookies for easy clean up.
The width of the parchment paper is the perfect size to cover my ironing board. I pull off enough length from the roll to catch any over spray. If your ironing surface is wider just use multiple sheets.
Maybe my ironing board cover will stay cleaner a bit longer.