ironing the clothes or washing the clothes?

@simplycza (1480)
Philippines
March 24, 2007 6:47am CST
which one you prefer to do? asking me, i'd rather iron my clothes than doing the laundry.
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45 responses
@liranlgo (5749)
• Israel
24 Mar 07
what an unusal question i really do not like doing neither but if i have to i'll do the laundry about ironing i can not stand it i always others to do it for me
@simplycza (1480)
• Philippines
24 Mar 07
hi there, sorry for bringing up the usual question but i still appreciate you replied. thank you.
@maucute (980)
• Philippines
28 Mar 07
I do wash my clothes especially when I'm not that busy with things.. And I would prefer doing it that way, because I'm used to it and there's not much work needed for it to get done.. :)
@simplycza (1480)
• Philippines
2 Apr 07
yup and especially when you have the washing machine to help out. thank you
@cdparazo (5769)
• Philippines
25 Mar 07
I prefer ironing the clothes. I always hated washing the clothes by hand and I grew up with all the blisters on my hands. I started doing my family's laundry when I was 8 years old just to help out my parents and being the eldest and all. I vowed at that time that when I have enough money, I would never do the laundry myself and will just pay people to do it for me. Funny as it seem, I still do the laundry today because I don't trust other people to wash my clothes and might destroy the fabric.
@simplycza (1480)
• Philippines
2 Apr 07
hi, maybe you are just used in washing clothes of yourselves since you started doing it for your family as early as 8. wow, i salute you. when i was that young i still dont know how to wash my clothes. thank you,
@gberlin (3836)
24 Mar 07
I prefer to iron because most of the time when I do laundry I take my clothes out of the dryer right away and they do not need to be ironed. So I would prefer to iron (since I don't usually have to iron my clothes)
@simplycza (1480)
• Philippines
2 Apr 07
lol. less job for you since not all your clothes needs the ironing. nice answer my friend. thank you.
@webbuff (926)
• Philippines
24 Mar 07
Definitely Wash the clothes. We have 2 washing machines and i really could do some major washings!lol we dont have steam press iron and its hard for me to iron.. and ofcourse i rather want to be wet than hot.
@simplycza (1480)
• Philippines
2 Apr 07
lol. its so easy to do the washing if you have 2 at your home. and yes, preferably being wet than hot. but I still vote for ironing..thanks,
@naty1941 (2336)
• United States
24 Mar 07
I never iron as I buy clothes that don't need ironing. Washing the clothes doesn't bother me. However, If I had my choice I wouldn't do either. LOL
@simplycza (1480)
• Philippines
2 Apr 07
lol. of course, nowadays moms just need to rest. the kids should do all these stuff. I would never allowed my mother to do this things too. thank you.
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
24 Mar 07
If I have a choice, I choose neither. I do wash my own clothes, but I do not do the ironing. Washing is one time, done and that's it. I feel ironing is a lot more effort and takes considerable time, especially when I have high expectations to do a good job.
@simplycza (1480)
• Philippines
2 Apr 07
oh, you mean you wanted your clothes perfectly ironed? Oh, that was too much effort as clothes easily get crumpled. thanks.
• United States
24 Mar 07
I don't like doing either one actually. If I had to choose though I would say I'd rather do the laundry. I don't iron all that well and I always seem to fall behind on what needs to be done.
@simplycza (1480)
• Philippines
2 Apr 07
we have a choice then, that is to hire a househelp. but we have th same vote here, to iron the cloths. thank you.,
• Ireland
24 Mar 07
If i had my way I wouldnt do any cleaning around the house. But it has to be done. I do the laundry among many other stuff. I used to iron all the clothes but after having my baby and trying to work etc. I just started putting the clothes away after they are dry. Most of the creases fall out of them, if not they get ironed when needed.
@simplycza (1480)
• Philippines
2 Apr 07
laundry for you is easier as you have washing machines to help but here in our place, not all people has it, thast is why i prefer the ironing. thank you.
@quawertz (781)
• Philippines
8 Jul 07
Neither. But if an answer is required, then i say washing my clothes. my back aches when i do ironing and i feel like it takes forever just to iron one clothing. Another cons of ironing is when I iron clothes i feel like i am being burn because of the heat of the iron.
@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
7 Jul 07
if it's handwash laundry, no way jose! i'd rather iron, lol! but if it's with the washing machine, then that's a no-brainer :)
@bowtieguy (5930)
• United States
7 Jul 07
I washing clothes because it only takes a few minuets and while they are going at it you have time to get other things done, where as ironing takes twice as long.
@Cassy1976 (796)
• Australia
12 Jun 07
I would much rather do the washing, putting it out on the line and pulling it back in rather than doing the ironing, I hate ironing and I have never been any good at it!!! I actually avoid ironing as much as possible I would rather just fold things up and put them away if I can
@wdiong (1818)
• Singapore
12 Jun 07
Well,I definitely prefer washing clothes to ironing them. I do not handwash the clothes ; I simply put them into the washing machine and it does the job for me. Ironing on the other hand is a hot and dreadful job,especially ironing my hubby's shirts.
@Cassy1976 (796)
• Australia
8 Jun 07
I prefer to wash the clothes, put them on the line and get them off rather than doing the ironing, I hate ironing
@nishchith (136)
30 May 07
i will go with your choice that is ironing bcoz it is not so time consuming one
@vitekfdr (651)
• United States
23 May 07
if you want to look neat i would do the ironing. But if your cloth is dirty how can you do ironing if you probably not going to wear it. how does ironing substitutes the laundry, the cloth doesn't get cleaner from ironing.
• Philippines
22 May 07
I like doing both, as long as it's not a big load. However, if it's very warm I hate ironing. Since it's just two of us, I use the washing machine only for towels, trousers and bed sheets because it consumes too much electricity and water, and it takes so much time to finish. So all the rest I handwash, but I soak the clothes for at least an hour first, then it's quite easy since most of the dirt are off.
@squaretile (3833)
• Singapore
21 May 07
I like ironing clothes! but it takes more time and is likely to make you more sweaty than laundry. which is just a matter of dumping clothes into the machine. unless you handwash, then it's much more arduous. I think ironing is therapeutic. i like watching all the clothes come out smooth and straight. washing makes it smell nice and clean. but ironing is more fulfilling to me.
@sshazie (253)
• Singapore
17 May 07
I rather iron my clothes too. doing the laundry is too much work. either that or i'm too lazy to get through the process hehe. one reason why i prefer ironing my clothes is coz i get to watch tv at the same time :P