Do you iron clothes?

@eileenleyva (10964)
Philippines
July 19, 2009 7:37am CST
I just finished pressing the blue jeans and blouses for school. Ironing is a heavy task but I would like my children to look presentable and neat and clean in school. Image always makes an impression. So, do you also iron clothes?
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11 responses
@kaka135 (14066)
• Malaysia
27 Jan 10
Well, I actually quite enjoy ironing task, but I seldom iron my jeans and blouse, unless they are very crumby. As my husband and I need to wear formally to work, hence I always have to iron our working attire. Sometimes, it's tiring, but I quite enjoy the ironing process. It's satisfaction when I see all the clothes have been ironed nicely.
@heehaw78 (566)
• Malaysia
27 Jan 10
yes i do agree with you, i feel uneasy when my formal shirts goes crumby.
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@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
31 Jan 10
I have a friend who irons everything except the socks. Says ironing is an enjoyable task. I guess it is the satisfaction you get when you see that the clothes are neatly pressed that matters. Right on!
@veronizm (909)
• Philippines
24 Nov 09
Hi eileen! Nowadays we don't iron our clothes anymore. Immediately after our clean laundry dries, we fold it and put it away in the closet. Fabric softeners also help but I also don't use them often as I noticed that even without fabric softeners, clothes don't get wrinkled for as long as you fold it and put it away immediately after it dries. It might be a different story with polos / uniforms though since it is made with a type of cloth that really needs ironing. Not ironing our clothes really helped a lot on our electric bill. Our bill got a huge decrease (about 50%) since we stopped using the electric iron =)
@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
30 Nov 09
Thanks for telling me about that fabric softener thing. I need to cost cut on my electric bill, too. And my elbow and my arm dangles now I really need to give myself a rest!
@kevchua (1004)
• Malaysia
22 Jul 09
Yes, I ironed my own clothes when I was still single. I still do now once in a while when my wife's not around or is busy. I also sew shirt buttons on my shirt. Ironing clothes makes a person look real neat; it tells you about the person's character (though someone else irons it for him/her). If you see a person with crumpled shirt, would you want to be with him? Nah, I don't think so. On the other hand, if you see one with a neatly-pressed shirt and pants, and also cleanly shaved, hmm.... that makes a difference huh? :) I wonder if any one has never ever ironed his/her clothes, and don't intend to. Maybe the material doesn't require ironing :)
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@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
22 Jul 09
Good of you, kevchua, to help in the chores. You are truly a better half.
@nehaagra (849)
• Singapore
21 Jul 09
Yep i do iron all the clothes needed for me, my hubby and my kids, That we need to wear when we go outside. And also when my kids were infants, i used to iron all of their clothes, even night dress and all too.... It looks a lot better with clothes ironed, neat and clean..
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@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
22 Jul 09
Neat and clean. Right on!
@rapolu_cs (1184)
• India
20 Jul 09
Yes i too iron my kids clothes as i want him to be neat and clean among his friends as anyone in ironed clothes looks very presenting and very impressive at first sight.It is my childhod habbit of ironing my own clothes and i learned it from my brother and he from my mother,and i feel it is one of the good habbit of becoming a complete gentleman which shoes the dress sense of once feelings.
@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
20 Jul 09
Dress sense is good sense. Right on, rapolu_cs.
@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
19 Jul 09
Hi eileenleyva, I probably wouldn't normally have answered a question about ironing as it is one of the most boring tasks which needs doing endlessly, soon as everything is ironed and put away it seems to be back in the ironing pile again. However my son was in the mood to be helpful today so decided to learn how to iron, there was only t shirts but it was good practice to start on. I was a bit panicky about him burning himself but he approached it sensibly. I believe that male children should defintiely know how to do this kind of things for themselves.
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@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
19 Jul 09
Hi thea 09. You made me laugh. Just when you stacked them up, the clothes are back again, ha ha. Like you, I expressed apprehension when my daughter wanted to iron the clothes. I didn't like her to burn herself. One morning, when I came in from gardening, the clothes had all been ironed. The children can do it actually. We parents are just always too cautious.
• United States
19 Jul 09
Hello eileeleyva, Most of the clothes in my household don't need ironing. The reason behind it is that we use a dryer, rightafter getting them out of the washing machine. Usually denim doesn't need to be ironed. You can put all the clothes that are delicate on the shorter cycle, and once they are almost dry just hang them to complete the drying process without shrinking them. But mst of the clothes specially kids clothes wouldn't need ironing. Just sue the permanent press option on your clothes dryer. And if you need to remove some wrinkles from you clothes you can also invest in a clothes steamer. I prefer the Industrial type one. I have a Rowenta model. It is such a breeze to use and you ca even teach your husband and your kds to use it. You first hand your garnmenton the pole provided fill the tank up with distilled water (same you use for your iron) and just a few strokes later with the brush your clothes will look professionally pressed without adding sometimes the extrawrinkes, that come from pressing the wrong way. Also very gentle on fabrics and no risk to burn anything because of the wrong setting.
@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
19 Jul 09
Hi bleupapillon. Rabelais is correct. Half the world does not know how the other half lives. My mother in California had been trying to tell me something like that. Not until you spelled it out to me so accurately did I understand what my mother was saying. I do wish I have your dryer. I'll save for that. It costs much this part of the world,
@kmaram (2535)
• Philippines
19 Jul 09
Hello there yes i do iron clothes eversince she was a baby i iron first her clothes before using it. And until now she was 1 year and 8 months i still have the habit of ironing her clothes even those clothes she uses at home. But i can say that i am not good with ironing but still trying. I admired those people who really know how to iron because i find it really difficult. Anyway, keep on mylotting.
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@cream97 (29166)
• United States
7 Mar 10
Hi, eileenleyva. Yes, I do iron my clothes. Especially when it needs ironing. I do this with my kids too. If the clothes looks wrinkled, I would not feel great about walking out into public with wrinkled clothing on. Some of our clothing does not need any ironing. Or maybe it may need a light touch up. And certain materials that we wear, the wrinkle will fall out of it.
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@mymelodake (1339)
• Philippines
24 Feb 10
No, I don't have my clothes ironed because after a while they get stretched out and misshapen. So the lady who does our washing saves time and energy because she doesn't have so much stuff to iron. Besides, I don't usually buy clothes with material that is prone to wrinkling so it's OK. Also when shirts and clothes are folded or hung up properly, you won't have to worry about them getting all wrinkly.
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@heehaw78 (566)
• Malaysia
27 Jan 10
i nowadays normaly wears t-shirts with colar , i do not need to iron them. But if i am wearing some silk shirts, i will iron them.
@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
31 Jan 10
We are in for a long hot summer. The flimsy wear are out. I mean shorts and shirts. I'll stay away from the iron horse for a while!