I hate ironing! How about you?

@miamilady (4924)
United States
September 15, 2007 1:40pm CST
I know there are some of you who love to have nicely ironed clothes. Personally, I hate ironing, with a passion. I don't know why, I just do. It's so...aggravating! I iron one side, the other side gets wrinkled. I go back, then THAT side gets wrinkled again! Okay, I'm not completely incompetent! I can iron to a reasonable degree. As long as the article of clothing has straight lines. Give me something fancy and forget it. I'd rather clean dirtly toilets than iron clothes. Seriously. Are you an ironing fiend. Do your clothes have to be pressed perfectly? Do you iron your jeans and t-shirts? I know people who do this. I don't. I'll run the dryer 3 times if I have to to get those wrinkles to be not so bad, but I try to avoid ironing like the plague. I buy clothes that do not require ironing whenever possible. I'm working now and I bought a few dress shirts to wear to work. They require ironing. Yuk!
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38 responses
• Philippines
16 Sep 07
i'm not really competent on this task.... i remember when my sister and i were still in studying, i will make a bargain with her, i do the laundry, she'd do the pressing... and she do it perfectly...
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@miamilady (4924)
• United States
16 Sep 07
It sounds like a pretty fair bargain. Great idea!
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@laurika (4537)
• United States
15 Sep 07
I hate ironing too and from the time, I have a dryer I just don't care to iron something.it doesn't really need to be iron.Almost everything is straight.Also my mum was teaching me ironing is also for sterilization, but it's still to much work for me.When I got material , what got real wrinkled I just hang it on hanger and let it dry on fresh.Maybe you would like to try that too.
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• United States
15 Sep 07
I hate ironing too. I try to buy clothes that don't have to be ironed. If I do have something that has to be ironed then my husband will iron it for me. He doesn't mind doing it but I hate it.
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@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
15 Sep 07
i really dont mind ironing because i do it in front of the tv so it passes the time. i generally iron when my favourite tv show is on (law and order) and have a favourite snack with me (salt water taffy) and that way it makes ironing a little more bearable. i have to iron every couple of weeks because my hubby has to dress fairly neatly for work.
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@moneyandgc (3438)
• United States
16 Sep 07
No way! I am like you, I run my clothes through the dryer. I put a wet washcloth in there with them if they are already dry. If that doesn't work I hand them over to my husband. He irons a whole lot better than me! He laughs at me when I try to iron. I end up ironing more wrinkles into the clothes than before they were ironed!
@miamilady (4924)
• United States
16 Sep 07
lol Iron more wrinkles into the clothes. I've done that!
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
16 Sep 07
OH, do I know how you feel!!! I don't iron unless I absolutely HAVE to. And I always forget the clothes in the dryer or hamper - there's some getting wrinkled in there right now!! But, I use Revive on them, it's awesome!!! You spray it on, shake out the clothes and voila, wrinkles are gone!!! I love the stuff and keep a close eye on it so I don't run out.
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@mkirby624 (1599)
• United States
16 Sep 07
I use this excuse entirely too much "I ironed, but my clothes got wrinkly driving here" Hahah. I really do iron when things are just awfully wrinkly, but I, like you, hate to spend that time to only have wrinkles two seconds later. I have a pair of pants that I could iron for an hour, and they will be wrinkled as soon as I button them. So I just quit ironing them!!!
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
16 Sep 07
I hate it to and all I buy is things that dont have to iron . I used to iron for people 5 $ a basket. So you can see why I hate it
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• United States
16 Sep 07
I've never actually ironed anything. I don't think our house even has an ironing board. To get wrinkles out of clothes and what not, we just toss them into the dryer for a few minutes with a damp clothe on low heat. So, we just never found a use for an iron in our house.
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• Canada
16 Sep 07
You sure have my vote on this one...I hate ironing and mending! My hubby is pretty good at keeping his clothes pressed and I so my best to hang my clothes and buy items that do not require ironing. Nope...not my thing at all. Good to know I am not alone on this one!
@RobinJ (2501)
• Canada
15 Sep 07
Well my iron is used every day, It is used to hold my bedroom door open, other than that it doesn't get much use. I will set a timer to ring 5 minutes before they dryer shuts off so that I can grab and smooth out my clothing I might wear in public. So yes I do understand your comment about scrubbing toilets rather than iron. The rich and famous have maids that do it for them, or it would have been a wrinkle free world a long time ago. I just refuse to buy linen and stuff that wrinkles if you look at it the wrong way. nice but no thanks
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@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
15 Sep 07
I'm cool with it. Probably because I'm not a 100% perfection freak on it, but I can get out plenty of obvious spots that need to be taken care of. I also try steaming, and I've got a spray and pull chemical that can help straighten things out. With regular ironing I put the setting slightly higher and just go across on the worse wrinkles. I've never had incident with it.
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• United States
15 Sep 07
I hate ironing myself,I don't do it either if I can avoid it.I just hang the clothes up afterwords and get out whatever wrinkles I can.
@marcialoyd (1174)
• United States
15 Sep 07
Believe this or not I am 25 years old and I have NEVER ironed one time in my life! ROFL. I don't care to either. I don't know why I just have a feeling I would ruin my clothes if I tried. lol. There is this great stuff you can buy at the store called Wrinkle out. Hang your clothes on a hanger spray em with this stuff and pull the wrinkles out and it really works. Its a life saver. ROFL!
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@sherry24 (252)
15 Sep 07
I really am rubbish at ironing, I can not iron anything properly. I only iron in the morning the clothes I will be wearing that day, there is no point me doing it all in one go. My kids pull there clothes put the wardrobe a lot at the minute so I would be not happy if I had stood and did all that ironing.
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@gabesmom (1246)
• United States
15 Sep 07
LOL. I'm with you on this one. I ,too, hate ironing with a passion. I usually put it off until such time that we don't have any pressed clothes to wear. If I can I just put some shirts in a hanger and spray them with water to make them less wrinkly. My husband has to have his jeans pressed and I can not understand why. I just run the iron on those. I don't know why our society had to make us think that our clothes look better pressed.
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@Carrie26 (1587)
• United States
16 Sep 07
I dont like to iron either.My husband works for the National Guards and he even hates to iron.LOL.SO he asks me to do it.But now he has new uniforms that when you put them inthe dryer the wrinkles come out.It would be nice if all clothes did that.I have heard of the stuff from Downy I cant remember the full name (I think it might be called Downy Wrinkle Releaser.)and it is supposed to get wrinkles out of your clothes when you spray the garament that you want to get wrinkles out of.I have never tried it but my husbands aunt said she did. And she said it worked pretty good.But she said that it just reminds her of water and fragrance stuff together with something in it to get rid of the wrinkles.I might try it though.Anything to get out of ironing.LOL.I will not iron unless I necessarily have to or I will iron the night before I need the peice of clothes or clothing or in the same day that I need it.
@miamilady (4924)
• United States
16 Sep 07
I tried the Downy Wrinkle releaser. I didn't like the way it worked. A couple people mentioned other similar products in this discussion. I might give those brands a try. Maybe they work better than the Downy. It felt a lot like starch to me.
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@glenniah (1239)
• Mandurah, Australia
16 Sep 07
Oh I'm right with you maiamilady. I never iron or vacuum. In fact, once I picked up the iron and my husband and son both took a photograph of me, they just couldn't believe it. I find if you hang your clothes on the line when they are dripping wet, they dry ok and don't need ironing. Glenniah
@stella1989 (2277)
• India
16 Sep 07
In my case its not that I love to iron clothe but I hate to wear messy wrinkled clothes this hate of mine comples me to iron my clothes by myself. I have only one obstacle while ironing and that is the sweat, my own sweat. As you can't open the fan while ironing I start sweating to the hell and my clothes except getting ironing they get wet ...:) because of my sweat Yuck..!! but how to thelp it. If I put the fan on the clothe will never stand still and if you put it off then you will sweat. heck...! But I still try to remain calm and iron my clothes and avoid as much sweat as I can!! In part of ironing clothes I can iron almost any thing no matter if its extreamly plated skirt or slick shirt any thing. :)
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• India
16 Sep 07
Like you I hate ironing so much that I wear clothes with wrinkles.I try to buy wrinkle frees and avoid ironing as much as I can.
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