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Old 07-22-2013, 11:13 AM
 
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My fiance does everything for me. I swear, I love her to friggin' death.
That's gonna change when those twins get here. I'm just saying.
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:16 AM
 
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I don't mind ironing and used to iron and watch TV like another poster said. These days though I do try to buy clothes that don't need much attention and just press things now and again when they need it.
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:52 PM
 
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Ironing doesn't bother me. I keep my ironing board out at all times in the laundry room, so it's not a big deal to run in and quickly iron something.

I like a smooth, crisp look, so I iron anything that's not smooth.
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:10 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I HATE ironing with a passion.

I was the oldest girl in a family of 5. Growing up, once I was around 12 or 13, my mom added the ironing to my list of chores. I feel like I've more than done my fair share of it. Plus, I have a very precocious cat and I don't have a very safe place to iron, I'm worried she'd jump up to investigate and burn herself.

I try to avoid buying clothing that have to be ironed, and when I do, I send them to the cleaners to be washed and ironed (not dry cleaned). It's not cheap, but I'm willing to pay someone else to do it for me!
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:45 PM
 
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I find ironing a peaceful task -- however... I can remember ironing my husband's shirts. What a waste of time! He's one of those permanently rumpled people. He can put on a freshly ironed shirt and in seconds it's a mess.

That's when I found cotton poly broadcloth shirts -- a heavier weave shirt. Wash, stick 'em in a dryer for 20 minutes, pull out damp, shake and hang. Doesn't look as good as ironed, but it looks the same after he puts it on and it wrinkles in seconds.
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:11 PM
 
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If I really love the item, it doesn't matter whether or not it requires ironing....I'll buy it.
I have some linen things that just have to be ironed, and some blouses...but I don't wash those things every single time I wear them, so my ironing is really only done maybe once every couple of months. I hang those items in the laundry room until I have enough there that I can't ignore them any more, and then I'll pull out the iron.
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I iron nearly every day. No, I never pass on buying something because it will need to be pressed.

I travel for work, so even my "non-iron" shirts/pants typically need a touch up with the iron after being in the suitcase.

Doesn't bother me a bit.
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Somewhere
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I guess I'm the odd ball on here!! Although I take my stuff out of the dryer and hang them up immediately I STILL iron all items before I put them on. I keep my ironing board opened in my closet so when I pick out something to wear I immediately iron it before putting it on. My husband does the same thing. Maybe it's a generation thing and we're stuck in our old ways :-)
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Camberville
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I don't mind ironing, but I don't have space for an ironing board. I share an apartment with 2 roommates and our individual closets are TINY (all have pipes/stairs/etc underneath so the floor starts at our knees and are only as wide as a door frame) and we have just one communal closet. We don't have a laundry room - just laundry in the basement that we have to carry up a few flights of steep stairs.

The most ironing my clothes get are a quick press over a towel on my floor.
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:08 AM
 
Location: The Triangle
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I take my good clothes to the cleaners for dry cleaning/laundering but I also iron as well. I especially like to iron my cotton shirts and love to use starch as well. Nothing like a crisp cotton shirt.
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