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Re: O/T do you like to iron?

On 8/22/2014 happy housewife said:

I would not exactly say I like to iron but I do not mind ironing. I like the end result.

I agree. Sometimes a person has to iron their clothing.

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Re: O/T do you like to iron?

On 8/22/2014 Craftie said:

Love to iron, there is something very pleasing about fresh ironed clothing hanging in your closet. I love to hang my clothes outside in the sun to dry too. I can't wear wrinkled clothing, I even put a crease in all my pants from slacks to capris' to jeans.

With the exception of hanging my clothes outside, this could be my reply. Thanks Craftie.

I no longer take most of my clothes to the dry cleaners any more but when I did, I used to have to re-iron almost everything anyway. They would put creases in the wrong places on jackets and pants. I like my pants to be creased rignt down the middle of my leg so that requires them to be folded on a seam and then ironed.

It amazes me now many people spend so much money on their clothes and then put them on with wrinkles and folds every where.

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Re: O/T do you like to iron?

I wouldn't list ironing as a hobby on my resume, but I iron for a couple reasons.

1. I won't hang clothing in my closet in need of ironing/pressing.

2. I don't want my laundry room cluttered up with clothes in need of ironing/pressing.

The joy comes from the end result -- unless something is in the laundry or at the dry cleaners it is "ready to wear".

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Re: O/T do you like to iron?

No. I never iron. I don't buy anything that needs to be ironed.

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I don't love it, but I do feel many clothing items really need it.

So I complete the chore.

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Re: O/T do you like to iron?

I will put something in the dryer with a damp cloth to take wrinkles out or hang it in the bathroom then turn on hot water so I don't have to iron. HATE it! Yes, hate is a strong word, but it fits. If that doesn't work, I use the steamer I purchased from the Q, but only as a last resort. I don't even like to do thatl

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Re: O/T do you like to iron?

On 8/23/2014 Tique said:
On 8/22/2014 Craftie said:

Love to iron, there is something very pleasing about fresh ironed clothing hanging in your closet. I love to hang my clothes outside in the sun to dry too. I can't wear wrinkled clothing, I even put a crease in all my pants from slacks to capris' to jeans.

With the exception of hanging my clothes outside, this could be my reply. Thanks Craftie.

I no longer take most of my clothes to the dry cleaners any more but when I did, I used to have to re-iron almost everything anyway. They would put creases in the wrong places on jackets and pants. I like my pants to be creased rignt down the middle of my leg so that requires them to be folded on a seam and then ironed.

It amazes me now many people spend so much money on their clothes and then put them on with wrinkles and folds every where.

Your welcome, I feel the same way you do, it always had puzzled me how people can spend so much on their clothing and then not take care of it, I have had compliments on my clothing always looking new and what do I do to keep it that way.

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Re: O/T do you like to iron?

I used to hate ironing too. I would go over and over a spot but never get all the wrinkles out and it was too frustrating. I would have rather worn wrinkles than fight the iron I had and, for a while at least, I made a point of limiting my clothing to things that could be "de-wrinkled" in the dryer. I finally bought a Rowenta and now I can iron and get the results I always was wanting in no time. I'll admit it sounds a little creepy to actually say it, but I sort of enjoy ironing now!

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HATE IT!!!! Takes hrs every week- UGH!!!

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I don't have many clothing items that require ironing and the ones that do only require light ironing. I probably have 4 items weekly that require it so it isn't overwhelming.