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Old 07-20-2013, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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This morning I woke up and decided in was going to wear my gingham cropped pants. I remember thinking the day i bought them they would not get much use. Because they need to be ironed.

I decided to suck it up and get them.

Don't get me wrong, I know how to iron. My mom trained me well. But i tend to get no iron knits because I hate doing it. I run to the dryer immediately to prevent wrinkles. All to avoid pulling out my ironing board and magic sizing.

Do you ever abstain from wearing or buying items because you don't want to iron.


I am on my phone, please forgive the typos.
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Yes. I am the exact same way.

I try to avoid buying clothing that I will have to iron.

The few times I broke down and bought an item that would need ironing anyway?

Guess what?

They hang in the closet unworn because I don't want to be bothered ironing them.
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Old 07-20-2013, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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My ironing board is buried under clothes that I was thinking of wearing, discarded, etc. - I'd have to really work at it to iron something.
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Old 07-20-2013, 02:29 PM
 
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I prefer not to buy if possible items that need to be ironned especially summer clothing as it is simply too hot to iron them (whether or not one has a working air-conditioner).
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Old 07-20-2013, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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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 07-20-2013, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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I absolutely despise ironing! Aside from just not like it, it is also very hard on my back. For this reason I try to avoid purchasing rayon clothes because they never hang-dry that well to me. Some cottons don't, either, but some are okay.
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Old 07-20-2013, 06:21 PM
 
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I sew and quilt. When you sew and quilt, you press. My iron is always out and always plugged in.

But when I didn't sew -- ironing was a hassle.
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:11 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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When I had a bigger house the ironing board was always set up. It was in a room that we didn't use very much. I don't mind ironing, it's the dragging out the ironing board, getting the iron out. But if it's already set up, it's not so bad.
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Zurich
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My fiance does everything for me. I swear, I love her to friggin' death.
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:30 PM
 
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Yes, grams taught me when I was 8. No wrinkles ever since. To me it says more about the person when they're freshly pressed.
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