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Old 07-21-2013, 11:29 AM
 
Location: East of the Mississippi and South of Bluegrass
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I really like the look of fresh-pressed clothing, but I hardly ever wear any.I actually had to look for the iron last summer when I wanted to wear a specific top. I haven't ironed since then. I only have a few pieces of clothes that need to be ironed or dry cleaned. There are many nice fabrics that don't require either and that works for me.
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Old 07-21-2013, 11:37 AM
 
Location: DC
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I also wear looser, flowing fabrics because I can't stand ironing...but for the basic cotton pieces that get a little wrinkly in the closet I use a steamer.

You can buy any iron these days and they usually have a steam function which works great for me, but I also bought one of those industrial/at-home steamers that come with a hanger rod and work for more heavy duty pieces like dresses and wool coats.

I highly recommend it. You just hang your piece and steam the wrinkles out.
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Windham County, VT
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Do you ever abstain from wearing or buying items because you don't want to iron.
Absolutely, if it needs to be ironed, I won't buy/acquire it in first place (have never owned an iron).

Had bad experience of getting burned once as a kid, and didn't go near an iron again.
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Old 07-21-2013, 11:13 PM
 
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I almost NEVER iron. Once a year. I don't buy clothes that need to be ironed. Sometimes I will iron a shirt for my husband, though.
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:52 AM
 
Location: California
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I enjoy ironing. Don't have a lot of garments that need it, just the occasional blouse, and kitchen & bedroom curtains. Ironing isn't really a fun thing, but oh my i prefer it to dusting furniture (a futile task: dust returneth!)
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:05 AM
 
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I live a very casual life and seldom need to be spiffed up like a fashion model or a professional. I avoid ironing almost totally by drying all clothes for about 5-6 minutes in the dryer on High (this removes wrinkles), removing them immediately and shaking them out (also immediately) and hanging on hangers to finish drying. (I installed a bar over my washer/dryer area solely for this purpose.) Cotton/synthetic knits (or woven) shirts dry virtually wrinkle-free. Cotton knits do quite well but have slight wrinkling. I take my jeans by the cuffs, put the four seams together, shake them well and hang on a hanger like slacks. Jeans won't need ironing when you do this. Same with cropped pants, especially if they are cotton/synthetic blends. Pure cotton pants still have some wrinkling but if you smooth them out, they are "OK" (if you aren't too fussy). You have to move quickly with this method and get everything on hangars as quickly as possible.

Just about the only time I iron anything is when I go on vacation and then I iron everything and fold very carefully to minimize wrinkling while in a suitcase. Then I unpack them at my destination, skake them and hang on hangars.

I don't like my clothes dried in the dryer because everything shrinks. Plus I save energy costs.
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:13 AM
 
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I HATE ironing. Is using a steamer easier?

I'm tempted to send some clothes to the cleaners for them to iron them but I'm cheap. Maybe I will do like someone else said and watch some tv while I iron.

I'm tempted to iron all of my clothes for the rest of the week so I wont have to do it everyday.
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:37 AM
 
Location: DC
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I HATE ironing. Is using a steamer easier?
As mentioned above, for me it definitely is. And most irons have a steam setting that is sometimes overlooked if you don't want to go out and specifically buy a hand steamer.
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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As mentioned above, for me it definitely is. And most irons have a steam setting that is sometimes overlooked if you don't want to go out and specifically buy a hand steamer.
Worse comes to worse, you can hang the wrinkly thing on the back of the bathroom door while you take a hot shower.
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:43 AM
 
Location: DC
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Worse comes to worse, you can hang the wrinkly thing on the back of the bathroom door while you take a hot shower.
Or if you live in a humid city like I do, put your shirt on and go stand in the backyard for 5 minutes. I bet that'll do the trick!
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