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Old 05-22-2017, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Ironing isn't passe, it's just that they're are many more clothing options that don't requite it than, say, two generations ago.

I own virtually nothing outside of a few seldom-won peices of formal wear that requite it. My husband needs to iron most of his work uniforms (military, so not NWUS or PT gear, but everything else. He's WAY better at ironing than I am. I literally never do it.

I've never known ironing to damage anything, and husband has been ironing Navy dress whites, dress blues, and chief's khakis for about 16 years and counting.
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Old 05-22-2017, 02:24 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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great post!!

you don't see the clotheslines with clothes hanging off as when we did when growing up..
I certainly see that, and I hang clothes out to dry, myself. I love the fresh-air smell they get, when line-dried outside. Maybe Maine's climate isn't conducive to that? In the arid Southwest, clothes, even jeans, dry faster outside than in the dryer.
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Old 05-22-2017, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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My mom only line dries clothes.
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Old 05-22-2017, 03:29 PM
 
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I haven't ironed in about 20 years. If I need to get rid of wrinkles I put it in the dryer on a steam refresh button while I get ready and it looks like it's straight from the cleaners. That is usually done on clothes that have been in the closet for a long time ( silk, wool etc) or I have worn once and I want to wear it again
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Old 05-22-2017, 04:11 PM
 
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I tried using a Con Air steamer but it requires that a buy distilled water. Plus using the Con Air steamer takes too long to get the wrinkles out. It gets pretty cumbersome.

Whats the best and most convenient way to get wrinkles out of dress shirts?

Properly ironing textiles does *NOT* harm things. Where did you get that information?


Key word is "properly" which means using proper heat setting and technique for material being ironed.




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Old 05-22-2017, 06:08 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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I certainly see that, and I hang clothes out to dry, myself. I love the fresh-air smell they get, when line-dried outside. Maybe Maine's climate isn't conducive to that? In the arid Southwest, clothes, even jeans, dry faster outside than in the dryer.
A lot of neighborhood associations won't allow them. Apparently it's too demeaning to have to see your neighbor's panties flying in the wind.
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Old 05-22-2017, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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I don't particularly like to iron, but I do it every Sunday and iron enough outfits for the week. I like the crispness and body I get when I iron, using spray starch. I find putting some music on and getting started it goes pretty smoothly....it's getting motivated to get the ironing board and iron out and getting started that is the hardest part.
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Old 05-22-2017, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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The only iron I own is strictly for my quilting. I do NOT iron clothing. Period. If it's wrinkled, then pop it in the dryer.
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Old 05-22-2017, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY
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Why?
Because he can iron his own damn shirts, probably.
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Old 05-22-2017, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY
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Ironing is bad for clothes, really ?

Walking around looking like you slept in your clothes IMO is worse.

I wouldn't let my husband out of the house to work in an un-ironed shirt or pants, I even iron jeans and most definitely t-shirts and blouses not to mention pillow cases and sheets. I even *gasp* use starch ! My ironing time is my down time, it gives me time to stand and think and wonder and daydream a little, it only takes me an hour or so to do the weeks ironing so its not like I'm giving up whole days slogging away with a hot iron at the board.

I bought a small steamer to take on vacation but found it really doesn't do the job properly, most hotels still supply irons and ironing boards or will lend you one if you ask.
...coocoo...
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