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Rejoice! No longer do we need to come up with wild excuses for our un-ironed clothes – a national shortage of ironing boards will save us the effort.
For weeks, Homebase has reported a shortage of boards across multiple stores. One Homebase manager said: “We have been told they are stuck on a ship in a port in the China seas.”
The dearth is affecting a number of UK retailers which have seen stock levels dwindle, as the product remains caught up in supply bottlenecks – leaving Britain at risk of becoming a creased nation.
Many homeware retailers have little to no availability, with John Lewis, B&M, Homebase and Argos all showing that they are out of stock of various models.
Zero-Covid lockdowns in China have snarled up ports and put pressure on supply chains, creating worldwide shortages in certain goods, most notably baby formula in the United States.
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Until the wrinkles are ironed out, the nation will just have to make do.