Do you IRON your clothes only when you need to wear it?

Who does the ironing in your home? - Do you IRON your clothes only when you need to wear it?
@whyaskq (7532)
Singapore
March 18, 2008 11:51am CST
Ironing is one chore I dread. I feel it is a waste of time just getting that piece of apparel creaseless and shine. I have the luxury of my mum doing the ironing for me. I am aware some of you do not get to enjoy such luxury :P However, when she goes on strike, I do my own ironing. I only iron the piece I want to wear it and only if it is still crumpled from the wring. Do you iron your clothes only when you need to wear it? Or Are you one also who who enjoys the luxury of having your clothes ironed for you? Who does the ironing in your home? Your mum? Wife? Maid? Yourself? Kindly share:)
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@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
18 Mar 08
Personally, I do not enjoy ironing clothes, but I don't want to wear crumpled clothes either so I don't have any choice but to iron the clothes. I have set Fridays or Saturdays as ironing day. Ironing makes clothes look neat and fresh. The heat also kills some germs in the fabric. I have a maid who does the ironing but when she's not available, I do the ironing myself.
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
21 Mar 08
Do you need to iron the whole day?
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
22 Mar 08
I depends on the quantity of the clothes. Sometimes, it does really take the whole day to finish ironing all clothes and linens.
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
18 Mar 08
I rarely have to iron anything anymore as I don't work outside the home and mainly here in sweats, and just jeans if I have to run errands. When I was working I always would just iron what I needed, but I got in the habit last year of ironing a few pieces at a time. It was nice to not have to do it every day, and really didn't take up all that much extra time.
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
21 Mar 08
How nice to be jeans always. Jeans need not iron?
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
21 Mar 08
No, I don't iron my jeans. These are just basic jeans, not designer. I just fold them out of the dryer and they're fine.
• United States
18 Mar 08
i have a twin sister and both have part in doing the household chores.in ironing the clothes,we do it every week.it will take an hour and a half to iron our clothes for the whole week.i've got week 1 and week 3 (sched or ironing clothes) and my sis got week 2 and week 4...that's teamwork huh...
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
21 Mar 08
Teamwork... If only it is workable for a family with husband, wife and kids.
• Qatar
18 Mar 08
our maid are doing the ironing for me, and to the rest of my family, but since am working overseas, nobody is doing it for me now, and i am having a hard time ironing my clothes, so i just resort sometimes of not ironing it at all,.
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
21 Mar 08
Share a trick with you - After washing, just hang it to dry. Don't wring it dry. Don't spin it dry. Try it :P
@jofeli (504)
• Indonesia
18 Mar 08
I do the ironing myself and all other household activities. i like doing them, somehow i think that it's my call. this is the life i wanted to be. beside, it's fun to iron while listening to music. you should try it sometime and won't get bored. but just don't forget to turn your iron off after you finish :P
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
21 Mar 08
Thanks, Jofeli. You had me entertained :)
• Philippines
18 Mar 08
Oh yes, I do not like ironing clothes, too, so I only press my clothes when I have to wear them. My mom used to iron my school clothes, though. We don't have a maid, so when I have to go out, I do the ironing.
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
21 Mar 08
The irony is I used to iron my own school clothes. LOL.
@Darkwing (21588)
18 Mar 08
I iron my clothes when I want to wear them, not only because I despise ironing but because they crease up again in the wardrobe. Sometimes I wish I could summon up a maid to do my ironing for me, but alas, finances don't stretch far enough for such unnecessary things! So, I shall go on, ironing and wearing, I guess. Brightest Blessings my friend. x
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
21 Mar 08
Oh yes, some do get creased up in the wardrobe. I still wear it though. LOL.
• United States
18 Mar 08
Well, I'm the wife, mom, maid, everything in this house. Number one rule, I only iron if it is needed that day. Otherwise, the iron is just used for my fabric (I make quilts). LOL I love ironing fabric, I hate ironing clothes.
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
21 Mar 08
Yes, the wife. I understand :P
• India
19 Mar 08
Oh you are definitely lucky to have a mom who does it for you. Its not that I do my own, no we have these small mobile carts here where the guys would take your washed clothes and iron them neatly for an affordable sum and return them the same day. Usually I plan out my clothes for the coming week on Sundays…my husband’s office clothes, my son’s school uniforms and of course my office clothes too. Sometime I give something extra just in case we have to go somewhere. It’s not very expensive and that’s a big load off the shoulders.
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
21 Mar 08
I guess planning helps a lot.
• India
24 Mar 08
thnx for the BR
@vicky30 (4777)
• India
19 Mar 08
yes when i go out then only i iron my clothes.i do not iron my clothes in idle times.In my home my mom irons my clothes.
• Qatar
19 Mar 08
There are available clothes in the market which doesnt need ironing. I was not use to iron my clothes before but when I met my girl friend, he doesnt want me to go outside without ironing my clothes(It sucks. For me rugged clothes or clothes which was not ironed is sexier specially if it will fit with your image. Funks will live forever :-)
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
21 Mar 08
Darkangel, I believe "wrinkle-free" clothes cost more, right?
• Philippines
20 Mar 08
I hate ironing also, I seem not to have a skill in straightening out wrinkled clothes. I only iron clothes when I will wear them . There are also times that I wear clothes that are not ironed, if I am in a hurry. I worked at night shift and most of the time I wear a jacket, so it is not that noticable. But handkerchiefs should be definitely ironed for me.
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
21 Mar 08
Handkerchiefs need be ironed?
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
19 Mar 08
I absolutely detest ironing. My mom did it all the time when I was a kid, even to the point of adding the dreaded starch to just about everything. I have adopted the process that my brother in law uses when he needs to get the wrinkles out of his clothes. I take whatever needs to be "perked up" and put it in the dryer along with a damp wash cloth, and I let the dryer run for about ten to fifteen minutes. As soon as it stops I take out the article of clothing, and voila! no more wrinkles. It might be the lazy way of doing it, but it works for me. LOL
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
21 Mar 08
Hope you are well. That's a good trick. Thank you.
19 Mar 08
I wish I had someone else to do my ironing for me - i really do!! But I'm not so lucky. I have to do all my ironing, i used to iron what I needed when I needed it but as time has gone on I find that I just dont have time to do so in the mornings before work. So now I iron EVERYTHING once it has been through the washing machine and is dry. This suits me better as it takes about half an hour maybe twice a week and I find it is much more bearable to do it in frnt of the telly in the eveings. That way we minimise last minute rushing around!! One great piece of advice though is: INVEST IN A DECENT IRON!!! This just makes it that bit easier!!
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
21 Mar 08
Sure! If only the decent iron can do the iron automatically.
• Indonesia
19 Mar 08
I usually have a maid to do the ironing for the whole family. But for the past 3 months, I don't have a maid, the last maid resign after getting married. Not having a maid makes me have to do all the house tasks such as cooking, cleaning, washing dishes, and all. I'm also a working mom, 8-5. I don't really have the energy to do the ironing now so I just put them in each person's cupboard, and iron them when somebody need to wear anything outside the house. Hopefully I will get a new maid soon.
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
21 Mar 08
How about paying someone in the house to do the ironing? That might relief some of your load.
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
19 Mar 08
As a housewife, of course I am the only one who do the ironing at home. I regard ironing as a form of monotonous chore. To make it as a fun and also not time consuming I always try to do my ironing while I am watching tv. I don’t iron my clothes once they are taken out from the dryer. I only iron them when I want to put them on.
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
21 Mar 08
Ironing is indeed monotonous :P
• Philippines
19 Mar 08
At home, I do the ironing. Mom's clothes, my brother's clothes and my father's clothes also my clothes. I iron our clothes once a week for us to save electricity.
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
21 Mar 08
Oh, how does saving electricity comes about? I am keen to know.
@shymurl (2768)
• United States
18 Mar 08
I iron on a need to basis. Most of the time my dryer takes care of the wrinkles. Lucky me. Other than that the only one who does iron is me. I don't think my husband knows how, i've never seen him do it, and he always asks me to do it for him.
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
21 Mar 08
Perhaps you can try ask him to do it and you will know :P
@chiyosan (30206)
• Philippines
18 Mar 08
noo. not anymore. except for polo shirts and office wears, but my mom hangs it and dries it naturally/ not using drier so the clothes does not get crumpled much. i hate ironing clothes, i dont like the heat very much. i would usually wear them straight from the closet. hehe
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
21 Mar 08
Your mum did the right thing. It saves ironing time :)
• United States
18 Mar 08
I hate ironing and only do it when I need to wear something. My closets are very small and clothes get crinkled up in there, anyway, if I iron before I use it. I am the only one who irons my clothes as I live by myself and I have had people damage my clothes when I take them to the cleaners and have them pressed.
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
21 Mar 08
Understand :)
• Singapore
1 Apr 08
Normally, the unironed clothes that need to be ironed will be left at the ironing board. From there, it will pile up until someone gets fed up enough to look at them. Usually there are only 2 people on the house who "know" how to iron. Go figure. And no, I don't enjoy enjoying. It is extremely time-consuming though I think I am a relatively fast ironer.
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