Ironing

@jillhill (37383)
United States
September 30, 2007 9:03pm CST
I try not to....LOL I usually buy clothes that need hardly any ironing or just a light touch up. When I was growing up we had to take turns ironing all the family clothes and I was so glad when most things went to permanent press. So do you do much ironing?
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
1 Oct 07
Usually when I do the laundry, the final part of putting the clothes up. Other than that I'll touch up clothing if they need it.
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
1 Oct 07
Seems like slacks alway need a touch up as they get hanger marks. I need to find a way to rid myself of those nasty scrunchy lines in the pants!
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@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
1 Oct 07
i do ironing before in the philippines but my mom used to stop me... know why? because i dont really do it properly... and he was not satisfied of my work hahahaa... and now i didnt do it so often
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
1 Oct 07
That is a very good reason not to have you do it! LOL
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
1 Oct 07
correct... i better not do it or else... everything will turn into mess... and a big work for my mum again hhaha
@AmbiePam (50257)
• United States
1 Oct 07
I hate ironing! When I was a kid I could never get the shirts right, especially when I was ironing my dad's dress shirts. So now that I'm older, even though I'm better at ironing, I don't do it much. I spefically check the clothes to see if they will require any ironing.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
1 Oct 07
I check too and very rarely buy anything that needs much care. Thanks for sharing....p.s. I used to have to do all the ironing for my family! There were six of us!
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@AmbiePam (50257)
• United States
1 Oct 07
Six, yikes! I thought four was bad.
@squaretile (3833)
• Singapore
2 Jul 08
The funny thing is, I actually enjoy ironing! it's the favourite of all my household chores. I iron about 5 shirts every week for my hubby. And he does most of the other housework! I think part of the joy lies in seeing all these crumply clothes become straight.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
2 Jul 08
Good for you!!
@bowtieguy (5927)
• United States
2 Oct 07
I have one of those steem irons, so it is not so hard or time comsuming, it is kind of bulky though and takes ahwile to warm up.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
2 Oct 07
Right.....but I still don't like the task! No frills for me....LOL
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
2 Oct 07
Oh my... i hate ironing...when i was still studying... my mother usually did the ironing or she would hire someone to do it... now that i have my own family...i try to buy clothes that doesn't need to be ironed... Well, if you will take a look at my closet... you will see a lot of clothes that needs to be ironed... i just don't like that chore...
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
2 Oct 07
Me either....I like no frills clothes that you don't have to do much with...just wash and wear.
@KarenLO (238)
• United States
2 Oct 07
I do very little ironing anymore. I, too, came from the era of "ironing" everything. We had to iron every shirt, put the pants on stretchers...and also "sprinkle" our clothing, wrap them up and starch the heck out of the collars...those days are gone and I am so glad. I have only a few special shirts that I iron...only 2 or 3...that's enough for me.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
2 Oct 07
I think in the last few years I have become allergic to ironing! LOL
@navtech (1776)
• India
1 Oct 07
Dear Jillhill, Though we have every facility in the house to iron but I used to get it done by "DHOBIWALA" (they are the particular caste in India whose does washing cloths and ironing). Basically we have facility but nobody knows how to do ironing. Moreover we feel it is time consuming. Therefore we generally give the cloths for ironing out side.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
1 Oct 07
Again you have taught me something new Navtech! Thanks so much for posting!
@clocks123 (1228)
• United States
1 Oct 07
i made my own version of downy wrinkle release spray i got an empty spray bottle put a little downy in and the rest water and spray my articles and stretch the wrinkles out of them and i put them on a hanger doing this. i take the clothes out of the washer as soon as i can which eliminates some wrinkles too .it seems to work. yes ,i know when i was 12 i remember ironing lots of clothes i'm glad permanent press came along and other fabrics that don't need to be pressed but some materials still have to i use the above procedure
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
1 Oct 07
Wow....I might try that. If it works I can throw away my iron!