Darn it, I knew I should have washed them first!!

@Humbug25 (12540)
August 29, 2011 5:01am CST
My sons are due to go back to school next week after the summer break and I had to buy them new shirts for their uniforms. I took them out of the packaging and debated whether I should wash them first or not as I usually do. Well as I am on a tight budget I didn't want to put a hot white wash on especially as it wouldn't even make half a load so I decided just to iron them. Big mistake! hahaha It took a lot of spraying of water and a lot of time ironing to get the creases out, if I had washed them first most of the creases would have come out and I could have ironed them wet! Do you wash new clothes?
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@MaryLynn321 (2680)
• United States
29 Aug 11
I don't usually wash purchased clothes. But, like you said sometimes it is easier to wash them, then take forever to get the creases out.
@Humbug25 (12540)
30 Aug 11
Hi ya MaryLynn321 Yes they do take forever to get the creases out especially dry cotton shirts! I know for next time!! Cheers
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@Humbug25 (12540)
11 Sep 11
This is true!! haha
• United States
2 Sep 11
Sometimes we just have to learn the hard way, Right! Hugs
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• United States
30 Dec 11
Yes I always wash new clothes especially for my daughter. I bought an outfit for myself last week, and I did not wash it before because I had to throw it on.
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@Humbug25 (12540)
10 Feb 12
Hi there mrsgoodygoody00 I think it is definately a good idea to wash shirts and then iron them straight away for sure!! Any other clothes I don't think I would bother. Thanks for your response
@ravinskye (8237)
• United States
23 Oct 11
I sometimes wash new clothes depending what it is and where I got it from. If it is under clothes I definitely wash it because it is on my skin and if there were any chemicals on it that could affect my skin I want to wash them out. Sometimes with shirts or jeans I won't unless I think about it or have time to.
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@Humbug25 (12540)
3 Nov 11
Hi there ravinskye I think that next time (and there will be a next time) I will just maybe submerge them in some water, wring them out and then iron them just to make that process easier than they were this time round haha Thanks
@tash01 (2030)
• Jamaica
6 Nov 11
Always wash new clothes before,they are wore.Even if your on a tight budget, if you did wash them you would have do a lot of iron.because most o fthe stiff fold creases woyld hace wash out,an you would iron easy . Any give time you have new clothes you should rinse them before you wear them,because you don't know if they have been wash after, they have finish sew.
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@Humbug25 (12540)
10 Feb 12
Hi there tash01 Yes I know now that I should have washed the shirts first to get the creases out so I will definately do that next time!! Thanks for your response
@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Sep 11
Uniforms?
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@Humbug25 (12540)
17 Sep 11
Hi Dawny Hahaha yep uniforms, the kids here in the uk have to wear uniforms to school! Cheers
@cream97 (29087)
• United States
5 Sep 11
Hi. Humbug25. No, not really. If the clothes was given to me by someone, I will usually wash them before wearing them. My kids clothes need washing too. My hubbie may wash them today. I know that once any clothes is washed and dried then, it is so much more easier to iron them once the heat has hit the clothing.
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@Humbug25 (12540)
11 Sep 11
Hi there cream97 Yes it was easier to iron them this week as they have now been worn and washed haha Thanks
@wolfie34 (26771)
• United Kingdom
29 Aug 11
Depends if I had access to a washing machine LOL! If it meant having to take the clothes down to the launderette to wash then no I would try and wing it and wear them from new, if I had the washing machine I would put them in the washing machine and hang them out during the warmer months naturally. Wow, I can't believe the children are going back already! Not that I am complaining not liking the Summer but it has sure gone quick!
@Humbug25 (12540)
29 Aug 11
Hi ya wolfie long time no see haha That would be a good reason not to wash new clothes hahaha. I think that if I were you and I was struggling to make a full load then I probably would just add them to the usual wash load haha. Yes the kids are back next week and yes it has gone relatively quickly, even for me, I just wished it had been a bit drier and maybe a tad bit warmer because, like you, I don't like it when it is sweltering hot! Cheers hun
@p1kef1sh (45681)
29 Aug 11
I wouldn't have botheres, especially with school shirts. The boys would have worn the creases out. I don't usually wash new shirts unless the creases are horrific. I just let them hand for a day or so and the creases drop out. I am so domestic it makes me ashamed! LOL.
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@Humbug25 (12540)
29 Aug 11
Hi ya p1kef1sh Yes I half wondering why I bothered as they will wear their jumpers over the top but I am a proud mum and would hate to see a creased shirt on my sons back if they had taken a jumper off hahahha Cheers
@bunnybon7 (50975)
• Holiday, Florida
29 Aug 11
always. you never know what germs or production chemicals are left on them. if you had just put them through a rinse real quick and take them out to iron it would have been less work. then you could hang them on a hanger to finish drying if the ironing already took out the wrinkles but they were a little damp.
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@Humbug25 (12540)
30 Aug 11
Hi ya bunnybon7 Now I don't know why I didn't think of that. There wouldn't have been the need to put them on a full wash! DOH Cheers
@cynthiann (18602)
• Jamaica
29 Aug 11
At one time I did not bother but have been hearing about new clothes having all sorts of chemicals on them so now I do wash them I never iron though. I put everything that is slightly creased into the dryer with a damp cloth and let it spin for a few minutes and all the wrinkles are out. Magic.
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@Humbug25 (12540)
29 Aug 11
Hi ya Cynth Shame I didn't know that yesterday when I was stood doing all that bloomin' ironing! Hahahha I will remember that for next year though hahhaa Cheers hun
@maezee (42003)
• United States
1 Sep 11
I don't iron, but I don't usually wash new clothes before wearing them either. Don't ask me why - it's a good idea - you never really know if the item is actually clean and with all the people that might try them on in-store... But I just don't. Call me lazy. lol. Cotton shirts are HARD to iron without some kind of steam, that I know!
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@Humbug25 (12540)
6 Sep 11
Hi maezee Ahh ode to have a life of no ironing haha, you're not lazy you just clearly don't have the need to haha. Cheers
• United States
30 Aug 11
Hi Humbug Anything new that can be put in the laundry, I do so right away upon buying it. This way I do not have to worry later when I want to use it. I have just been use to washing them because of the chemicals I hear that is used on clothing. Plus my boyfriend gets allergic reactions sometimes, so I got in the habit of washing all of them. I hope the boys have fun at school!
@Humbug25 (12540)
30 Aug 11
Hi ya hardworkinggurl Yes I will definately wash them next time, I usually do. I am sure the boys will have fun when they start school again next week, they will see all their classmates and are excited to be in new classrooms with new teachers. Cheers
@thatgirl13 (7294)
• South Korea
29 Aug 11
Yep I wash all my new clothes and garments before i wear them. I don't know, it just doesn't feel very clean to me and the very new smell of cloth kinda makes me uncomfy too!
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@Humbug25 (12540)
29 Aug 11
Hi ya thatgirl13 Yes I normally would have washed them but they were clean because they had been in sealed packages but I wished I had washed them to help get the creases out! haha Thanks