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#1 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:33 PM

Talking to a friend last night who never irons anything, now has had to actually go out and buy an iron and board because her DD is at a new school with a dress that really needs to be ironed.

I laughed as I can't imagine not owing an iron, and iron nearly everything. original.gif

So, fess up, who else is about to join the ironing brigade?



#2 cinnabubble

Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:37 PM

As of last year, I now iron once a year -- when it's time to iron labels on school garments.

#3 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:39 PM

Ha ha Cinnabubble, but how do you sleep at night on unironed pillowcases! Tounge1.gif

#4 cinnabubble

Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:40 PM

Like a baby. Actually, better than a baby.

#5 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:41 PM

Well that's all that matters then!



#6 Justaduck

Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:42 PM

We moved house in October. We do have an iron but it next to never gets used.
I got it out for the first time today, and that was to iron a ''1' onto a shirt for DD for her bday Tounge1.gif

#7 Mummytoyou

Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:43 PM

No silly you squirt them with water and chuck them in the dryer for 10 mins, all the wrinkles come out!!!



#8 vanessa71

Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:45 PM

I don't iron everything, but I do iron on a regular basis. School uniforms don't needs to be ironed, there is plenty of polyester in the polo tops.  wink.gif

#9 Butterflyqueen

Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:45 PM

Okay I will fess up.
My mum does my ironing blush.gif .
If she hasn't had time to do it I will put the school uniforms in the dryer for 10 minutes and have the kids put them straight on. I have ironed about 5 times in the last 4 years and that is only when the dryer trick hasn't quite done the job.




#10 againagain

Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:46 PM

Nope, just shake n hang!

My DH started a new job last year and said I would have to iron because he needed to wear business shirts now....ummmm no! Shake n hang  tongue.gif

#11 twinboys

Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:51 PM

Have had to start this year.
My mum use to iron for me - DH's business shirts.

We have moved so now I have to do them..... Luckily he has like 20 of them so i only have to iron every 4 weeks or so  biggrin.gif

#12 rilees~mums

Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:58 PM

QUOTE (lifehacker @ 02/02/2013, 07:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No silly you squirt them with water and chuck them in the dryer for 10 mins, all the wrinkles come out!!!


I've been known to do this with my work shirts from time to time!! Works a treat!  biggrin.gif




#13 niknok

Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:10 PM

QUOTE (lifehacker @ 02/02/2013, 07:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No silly you squirt them with water and chuck them in the dryer for 10 mins, all the wrinkles come out!!!



QUOTE (rilees~mums @ 02/02/2013, 07:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've been known to do this with my work shirts from time to time!! Works a treat!  biggrin.gif


I do this everytime biggrin.gif

#14 Guest_CaptainOblivious_*

Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:16 PM

I iron for weddings, funerals and DD1's school uniforms.

If my clothes are really desperate, I give them a quick mist with water and put it on. No need to faff about with a dryer. Body heat will get rid of the wrinkles wink.gif

#15 nik_klinger

Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:19 PM

QUOTE (twinboys @ 02/02/2013, 07:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Have had to start this year.
My mum use to iron for me - DH's business shirts.

We have moved so now I have to do them..... Luckily he has like 20 of them so i only have to iron every 4 weeks or so  biggrin.gif


20 eek! At $2 per shirt pressing we get them done at the laundromat, yay biggrin.gif


#16 Chelli

Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:20 PM

No ironing for me so far this year biggrin.gif

#17 Lyra

Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:23 PM

I don't iron. I only iron when I need to put the name labels on. I turned the iron on and it blew the fuse! The iron now does not work and I need to go and get another one! So not happy!

#18 Peppery

Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:24 PM

I don't own an iron much to my mother's horror. My mother on the other hand used to iron my dad's underwear when they were first married until he asked her to stop.



#19 i-candi

Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:36 PM

QUOTE (lifehacker @ 02/02/2013, 07:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No silly you squirt them with water and chuck them in the dryer for 10 mins, all the wrinkles come out!!!



But how do you put the sleeve creases and shoulder creases in shirts?

DH starches his shirts so I starch DS high school shirts. Just a regular iron for everything else.


$2 per shirt????? DH would be into that, if they use starch.

Edited by i-candi, 02 February 2013 - 08:36 PM.


#20 Guest_CaptainOblivious_*

Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:38 PM

QUOTE (i-candi @ 02/02/2013, 09:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
But how do you put the sleeve creases and shoulder creases in shirts?

DH starches his shirts so I starch DS high school shirts. Just a regular iron for everything else.


$2 per shirt????? DH would be into that, if they use starch.

rofl... who needs creases. I say as long as it doesn't look like it's been at the bottom of the ironing basket for a week then it's A-OK.

wink.gif

#21 ubermum

Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:40 PM

My iron is only used for attaching name tags to clothing. Shake and hang here.

#22 mm1981

Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:44 PM

I iron secretly at night so DH doesn't catch me.  I need to wear ironed shirts to work sometimes, so must iron.

He has to wear ironed shirts to work EVERY day and there is no way in hell I am ironing 5 shirts a week.  So, I tell him I don't know how to iron and he either has to take them to the drycleaner or iron them himself....

#23 libbylu

Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:48 PM

I only iron when we are going to a wedding!
I have a bunch of iron on labels for DS that I ordered 12 months ago and still haven't got around to ironing any on. Have just been writing his initials on the clothing with permanent marker!

#24 Heather11

Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:04 PM

Shake and hang here.

DH does his own business shirts.

QUOTE
But how do you put the sleeve creases and shoulder creases in shirts?
  DH thinks this looks silly and actually irons out the creases.

#25 R2B2

Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:09 PM

My husband banned me from ironing his uniforms  ph34r.gif

apparently I don't do them to "military" standard. suits me just fine biggrin.gif

I iron on a "have to" basis. like first day of school and then its all over red rover!




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