ironing of clothes..are you doing this?

@ckyera (17261)
Philippines
July 16, 2009 5:44am CST
if so, how do you do this? by batch? or you just iron your clothes when you need to use it? all of us wanted to wear clean, good smelling and well ironed clothes...of course its nice to look people wearing such neat clothes...but ironing is not a simple job...just like doing the laundry! its tiring... me, i iron clothes by batch, usually i iron clothes that are good for at least three days and when i am really feeling good, i can also iron clothes that are good for a week...but those days are very rare... there are also times when i am tired, i just iron one piece...hehehe the one that will be used only...but they say its a waste of electricity and ironing by batch will save electricity... so, how about you? how do you do your ironing? or do you do this your own? is there any way to do ironing more easily? thanks for sharing...and have a good day!
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@taface412 (3177)
• United States
17 Jul 09
I own a iron...but it does not mean I use it all the time LOL I will on some things that I need to make sure look pressed which is not that often. I went througha short pahse of ironing even my work scrubs...well that was just a little overboard. Now I just hang them out the night before and they are fine.
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
18 Jul 09
hehehe...is your iron just a display in the house? heehe just kidding! thanks for sharing! actually my husband sometimes do that, just hang the clothes for the night before he use it and he said its okay...but mmmm maybe.
@ds6413 (2073)
• United States
17 Jul 09
Hello, I do all the laundry in my house two times a week and do about 4 to 5 loads on my laundry day. I fold the clothes right after I take them out of the dryer or I hang the clothes up in the closet.I do have an iron but only use it when something needs to be pressed.I prefer taking the clothes right out of the dryer to fold before they start to get wrinkled.
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
18 Jul 09
oh..that must be so tiring! is it? well i think the dryer really helps a lot and yes a very nice fold will also help... thanks for sharing...
@Asavari (55)
• India
16 Jul 09
I iron cloths ,it is just like a work from home ! If i give it to a washerman ,I have to go to him and it is good to save money for our family ! I don't like to collect the work but I do it alternate day and that way it is not tiresome.I watch good programmes on T.V.and do iron simultaneously so it is not boring for me .
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
16 Jul 09
oh yes, i also do that...usually when i am ironing our clothes i am in front of tv or sometimes i just listen to music...coz really ironing sometimes is a boring thing to do...especially when we are alone... its nice that you find a way to do it in a way that you don't get really tired... thanks!
@checkmail (2042)
• India
16 Jul 09
Hello ckyera this is checkmail and do ironing to my clothes myself just started recently.Actually I prefer to be decent while staying outdoor or even at home, so my clothes are required to be ironed properly.Actually I started myself ironing as when I put it in laundry and get it ironed but while taking ironed clothes from laundry to my home nearly all the iron over the clothes is messed up and even I have to pay for it.So I decided to iron myself to my clothes as it requires a much less spare time and even now I am saving the laundry bill, mostly use it to add in for the payment of electricity bill.so Ironin my clothes also gives me the prefered iron on my clothes and looks more decent as well as get some extra cash in hand. GoodLuck.
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
16 Jul 09
hi checkmail! thanks for sharing...well i guess that's really a good thing for you...you have learned to do it your self and saves a lot...plus you can really be satisfied with the way you iron you clothes and keep it in good shape upon wearing... thanks again! :-)
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@kabudel (175)
• Philippines
16 Jul 09
I iron my clothes once in a while... But most of the time, I don't. We usually add fabric softener when doing laundry and that makes most of our clothes not so rumpled--which is good enough for me since I prefer wash and wear. Ironing usually becomes a necessity for me when attending formal meetings or formal gatherings that I'm required to put on corporate attire; which happens rarely. :D
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
16 Jul 09
oh i see...well i gues fabric conditioners really helps a lot...and wash and wear clothes are really a good choice...especially for people like me who don't really love ironing! hehehe well as usual, attending on formal occasions and gatherings really requires us to wear well ironed clothes if necessary and neat clothes for us to be more presentable...and that's another problem for me, coz my husband usuallly go on formal gatherings! hehehe
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• India
16 Jul 09
My mum does my ironing.... *blushes*
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
16 Jul 09
moms are always great!
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• Philippines
16 Jul 09
I'm proud to say that I am good at ironing clothes. Since high school, I've been doing that stuff for me and my household members.. Do iron your clothes regularly. By doing such, you can save a lot from your electric bill. It is also more organize if you will do it regularly and will be quick and easy for you to to dress up especially when you are in a rush..
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
16 Jul 09
oh, i commend you for that! i also do iron my own uniform when i am still studying...but just my own and its only few and materials are easy to iron...unlike now...hehehe yes its true, its really an advantage to iron clothes ahead of time so that we always have an available clothes to use and we don't need to rush at time... thanks for sharing! have a good day and happy ironing!
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
17 Jul 09
Hello babe, sorry for the late respond ^_^ Well, i did leanr ironing from my mom when i was a kid.. hehe ^_^ i did helped out with the ironing, taking turns along with my mom and brother.. lol =D Most of the time, my mom will be doing all the ironing at one go because it saves electricity.. lol =D Furthermore, ironing is also for her to pass time at home if she's really free, thus she will only be ironing those clothes once every 2 weeks or so.. hehe ^_^ BUt as i grow up, we no longer help her to iron those clothes as we are quite lazy.. lol =D BUt if we happen to need some unironed clothes, we will make sure we do it ourselves instead of asking her to iron it for us.. haha =D Though our ironing is not as good like my mom, but at least it's still presentable.. lol =D
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
18 Jul 09
its okay casper...what is important is that you are here now...hehehe well its good that you know how to do it your own, coz it will be too much i think if you still ask your mom to do it for you...good that you have learn these things from your mom even if you are a guy... when i am younger, my mom do the ironing of my school uniforms but when i am already on my 3rd or 4th year high school, i do it my own coz i feel like i iron better than my mom! hehehe...she gets mad at me at times coz, sometimes i iron again my uniform that she already ironed! hehehe...and from then on, she don't like ironing my clothes again! hehehe... do you know the kind of iron that's using charcoal?
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
18 Jul 09
lol =D Am i really that important to you?? lol =D Missing me in your discussions huh?? hehe It's not that i wanna learn willingly, but rather my mom force us to learn, so that we can share her load at home.. lol =D Other than that, i do mopping and sweeping of floor too.. lol =D I do iron my own uniform as well as washing my own school shoes when i was in primary school.. BUt as i enter secondary school, i stopped doing all that because i'm LAZY!! lol =D U are wasting electricity and ought to be scolded by your mom.. hehe ^_^ Then u should have told her not to iron your uniform in the first place, so that u are able to show off your ironing skills to her.. haha =D Yeah, i do know about that kind of iron, and it's vintage now.. haha =D U are still using it now?? hehe
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
18 Jul 09
well again i must said that you are a good son! hehehe...and your mom is also a good teacher... i think moms really want their children to know things at home not only to lessen her loads but more importantly its for their child's sake...its good that we know to do things on our own coz not all the time our mom are there... but of course as a good son/daughter we should help our parents in doing the household chores... i don't tell my mom not to iron my uniforms coz like you i am also lazy at times...hehehe and my mom is so nice that when i wake up, my clothes are already ironed...but its just that i am not really satisfied coz what i want is a line free blouse... i am happy to wake up that everything is prepared and really appreciates what my mom are doing and i miss those things...way back then just not to hurt her, i doing that secretly..hehehe but after a while i have told her that i will be the one to iron my own clothes...and she's also happy with that and as a price, she assign me to iron even my brother's uniform and my father's as well...hehehe well vintage iron, i have used that once...and that was long time ago and i am not good in using that...its worst than our iron today...but its really helpful in case of power failure... well i guess, i think you are important in my discussions...hehehe with you, my discussion don't sleep...and i'm getting used to seeing the friendly ghost in my discussions...hehehe
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@tonytt2009 (1706)
• China
17 Jul 09
Hi there~I would say I wish I can be ironing my clothes,not for everyday basis,at least when I gonna use it~As I will have to wear formal clothing at the working hours especiall during my biz trips.My wife always irons for me.I dont know how to do it to be frankly~I may like to be a good hand in ironing~~ Have a nice day`~
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
17 Jul 09
oh well, thanks to your good wife that she always iron your clothes...i think it will not be too late to learn it for yourself, just in case your wife is not around... actually my husband is very good in ironing clothes, he actually teach me to do it the way he does in his clothes...now that i already learned to do it the way he wants..uh oh...he lets me do it always and he stops doing it! hehehe well i understand him coz he is too busy with his everyday work and i think this is one of the things that i can do for him to help him and makes his life easier despite of his busy scheds! thanks tony!
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• China
17 Jul 09
Well,your husband is happiness as well~even he was your teacher~lol~~ I will try to learn well in ironing and then I can do it myself during my trip out of town in the hotels~lol~~ Cheers~~
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
17 Jul 09
o yes...that would be nice for you and your wife...like what i know, your wife is carrying your baby now and so, she will definitely needs some rest during her pregnancy! so its good if you can help her in her household chores and if not just get her a helper...hehehe congrats!
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@jayrene (2713)
• Philippines
16 Jul 09
before i was ironing clothes by batch, once i had washed and dried them i would iron those that needs to be ironed before putting them in the closet. then i found out that because it takes too long to use that certain clothes sometimes that it gets wrinkled again and when needed i have to iron it again, that was double work. now its a different thing, i only iron clothes if they are needed.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
16 Jul 09
yes i think that's a problem...when the clothes that we already ironed become wrinkled again! its even more waste of time and electricity... so you mean, you iron clothes daily? like if you are going to office or somewhere... do you also iron even your house clothes?
@jayrene (2713)
• Philippines
16 Jul 09
yes i iron uniform daily. i dont iron house clothes...
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
16 Jul 09
i see...thanks! what if the electricity fails? you can't iron your uniform..hehehe some people do iron even their house clothes...mmmm
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
18 Jul 09
I do all the ironing in our house, but I do not iron the kids clothes anymore as they do not leave them hanging up and they always end up wrinkled all over the floor!!! I iron mine and my wifes clothes (only the good ones) as soon as I have a full basket which is about every 2 to 3 weeks! There is heaps to do by then and I like to watch Tv while doing it. (makes the job easier and bearable) I have this thing that I have to watch travel documentaries when I am ironing!!! I am not sure why I do this, but it has become a habit! :-)
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
19 Jul 09
hello! i think your wife is so lucky! hehehe its very rare that a man in the house do this tiring work...you are so nice! well i agree with you, that watching tv while doing this can make the job easier and we don't feel that tired easily... thanks for sharing!
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
19 Jul 09
Thank you for your nice comments! :-) Yes my wife is very lucky...lol We run a business from our home and she does more work with that than I do and she prepares night time meals, so I do most of the other house work and taking kids to school etc..
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
19 Jul 09
oh great...you really have a nice team work...
@ShibbyKid (279)
• United States
17 Jul 09
I only iron if i want to have fun and no be lazy to wear my clothes. But if i want it done fast and easy while doing other things i would just throw it in my dryer and put on half an hour max. It is easier for dates and stuff. You can get ready and you are also going to look nice. Yay for simple!
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
17 Jul 09
mmmm sounds so simple for you hah! well its nice that you get fun on doing such things... thanks for sharing, have a nice day and always look nice!
• United States
17 Jul 09
Ha, i have fun with the things most people might not find very fun. I guess i just get too bored from time to time. I hope you have fun, always look nice as well, though i am sure you already do.(: Good day!=D
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
17 Jul 09
well that's good for you i think...if you have fun doing things tha's difficult to others...then its great! life is easy with you... thanks!
• Philippines
16 Jul 09
Yes, I used to do that when ever i apply for a job or i an on going training. but not much often because i don't work now and you can't iron if your going to take a bath of simply washing your hands. yes, i do that, i don't Rely on other to do ironing work. i don't wanna look like spoiled.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
17 Jul 09
hi Letranknight! well you have a good point there, yes it really not good to take a bath right after ironing our clothes...it might ruin the nerves. so if that's the case maybe we should take a bath first before ironing our clothes or just give our hands and body a rest before washing it... its nice that you don't rely ironing your clothes to other people...i think your mom likes that! hehehe keep it up! arriba arriba letran!
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• Philippines
18 Jul 09
it seems you know my school. were did you study btw. thanks.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
18 Jul 09
oh yes i know Letran, our house in Laguna is near in your campus. i graduated from a state university.
@robert19ph (4584)
• Philippines
17 Jul 09
hello ckyera, I used to iron my own clothes in a daily basis when I was still single and studying. But now that I am married, my wife does the ironing. She does it by bulk - our clothes for 1 week and irons it either Saturday or Sunday. She said that she can saves energy when she irons that way than doing it everyday.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
17 Jul 09
oh! that's one of the good things of being married! hehehe you are like my husband...he's very good in ironing and do it himself when he's still single and now that we are married, he taught me how to do it good and now i do the ironing for him! hehehe...well at least i am happy to do that for him. well i guess that's really true and most people said that its really better to iron clothes in bulk in just one time coz it will really saves energy...but i am thinking, do i really saves energy if i do it and last for long period of hours? do you have any idea? thanks for sharing and have a nice day! cheers to your wife!
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• Philippines
19 Jul 09
There maybe a truth to it because when you iron by bulk because you save on the time heating up a cold iron. If you do it several times a week then you save more doing it once a week. I think.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
16 Jul 09
I am not fond of ironing clothes. When I was at home my dad used to help me a lot with ironing clothes. My husband hates ironing, so no other go, I hate to iron. I don't iron all clothes, especially the clothes which I wear at home and the terricotton materials. I iron only cotton dress, that I do just 5 minutes before wearing the dress.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
16 Jul 09
haha..obviously, you don't really like ironing! well i can't blame you coz i don't also like that! my husband is better than me in ironing and actually he's the one who teaches me to do it well..but now, he stops doing it...maybe because he is already confident that there's someone (and that's me) that will do the ironing for him! *sigh*
• United States
16 Jul 09
i agree i wouldnt say im to fond of ironing either. I mean you just iron it and it gets wrinkled all over again. so if i was to just iron id iron it right before i put it on, soon to come that it just wrinkles all over again anyways, So id say its pointless, a waste of my time, and a big budget tooken out of my eletric bill.
@sid556 (31006)
• United States
16 Jul 09
I find that if I remove my clothes from the dryer and hang them or fold them right away that I almost never have to iron any of my clothes. Every now and again, I have a skirt or a top that needs pressing and I will do that before I go to wear it. It is no longer a regular chore for me and hasn't been for years. There was a time that I used to iron so much more but that was many years ago. I used to just do it once or twice a week after doing the laundry just to get it out of the way.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
16 Jul 09
oh well, that sounds good...well actually, with my own clothes i don't have a problem when it come to ironing coz usually my clothes' materials are those fabrics that don't really needs to be ironed and i rarely go out...and so i just iron clothes when i go to church and when the clothes is really needs an iron...but my husband's clothes! huh! it should be and its a must to get ironed...and i have to deal with that!
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
16 Jul 09
by the way, thanks for sharing! :-)
@bstaib (10)
• United States
16 Jul 09
I am not very good with an iron. Typically my clothes end up looking worse than when I started! Because of this, I try to buy clothes that will not need to be ironed. If something is wrinkled, I just throw it back in the dryer for a few minutes with a damp towel. (Lazy tricks!) :o)
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
16 Jul 09
hahaha! i think that's the easiest way for you and smarter way...buy clothes that are wash and wear and don't needs to be ironed! hehehe...thanks for sharing your "tricks"
@Shery32 (424)
• Saudi Arabia
16 Jul 09
:D I do this sometimes especially when I dont have time
@indahfth (11173)
• Indonesia
18 Jul 09
I'm bound iron all my clothes. only one iron clothes make wasteful electricity, I do all alone, because I do not like my clothes to be washed and in the iron by other people. so that the clothes will become easier in the iron, better on the fragrant water spray is often used for iron. make a fragrant addition to clothing, clothing you will quickly slippery.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
19 Jul 09
hello! me too, i don't want to trust ironing my husband's clothes to anybody...that's why even how tiring it is...i still do the job! thanks for sharing friend...:-)
@jsitko (1169)
• United States
18 Jul 09
Hi Ckyera, I have one question? What is an iron? ;) I think I still have my very first iron I got when I first moved out of my parent's house way back in 1981. I think that makes it an antique now. LOL. Most of the clothes today are perm, press, so when I am drying them I take them out right when they are don. I will stop the drying cycle just to pull out those clothes when they are still warm so the do not need ironing. If they are still warm I can smooth out the wrinkles just by laying them down and rub my hands on them. No iron needed.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
19 Jul 09
hahaha...is that the result of not using an iron for a loooooong time? well an iron is an iron! hehehe thanks for sharing!
@shibham (17025)
• India
18 Jul 09
hi ckyera, how are u? oh.. i am not interested in ironing. i usually wear jeans pant and t shirts. so i have no need to iron it. yaah, sometimes my sister irons my cotton shirts, and sometimes i iron clothes myself. but in case of imergency, i go to laundry too. thanks
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
18 Jul 09
hello shibham! i am good and thanks for participating here even if you are not really interested in ironing! hehehe well that what i expect from a man coz very few men i think will be interested in ironing...but still its good that somehow, you know how to iron your clothes...:-)