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Old 05-20-2017, 09:13 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?
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Old 05-20-2017, 10:23 PM
 
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Throw it in the dryer or buy clothes that don't wrinkle.

I always iron my clothes, never had a problem. We also have a steamer, I've always just put regular tap water in it. We've had it for about 5 years with no problems.
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Old 05-21-2017, 06:25 AM
 
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I typically don't buy clothes that require ironing (I use my dryer to shake wrinkles out). But I do have a few pieces (dress shirts) that won't de-wrinkle in the dryer and need a crisper look. They go to the dry cleaners.
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Old 05-21-2017, 06:34 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I believe ironing is becoming as passť as the rotary phone. I won't wear anything wrinkled, there was a time when I even ironed my pillowcases, slips (remember them?) and nightgowns if they were wrinkled. Now I'm not that fastidious but I won't walk out of the house with something wrinkled.


My sister won't iron a thing. When she got married she wouldn't even buy an iron so as not to give her new husband any ideas that she was going to be ironing his dress shirts.
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Old 05-21-2017, 07:26 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I believe ironing is becoming as passť as the rotary phone. I won't wear anything wrinkled, there was a time when I even ironed my pillowcases, slips (remember them?) and nightgowns if they were wrinkled. Now I'm not that fastidious but I won't walk out of the house with something wrinkled.


My sister won't iron a thing. When she got married she wouldn't even buy an iron so as not to give her new husband any ideas that she was going to be ironing his dress shirts.
Normally I never have to iron at home. Take the shirts out of the dryer and hang them right away, no wrinkles. On the other hand, when traveling on business, I spend the first hour at my hotel ironing, not much else you can do after shirts (and slacks) have been tightly packed in the suitcase during a flight and cab ride.
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Old 05-21-2017, 08:23 AM
 
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I take clothing that needs ironing to the dry cleaners. I will not do my husband's shirts.
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Old 05-21-2017, 08:32 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I take clothing that needs ironing to the dry cleaners. I will not do my husband's shirts.
Why?
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Old 05-21-2017, 08:32 AM
 
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Normally I never have to iron at home. Take the shirts out of the dryer and hang them right away, no wrinkles. On the other hand, when traveling on business, I spend the first hour at my hotel ironing, not much else you can do after shirts (and slacks) have been tightly packed in the suitcase during a flight and cab ride.
I solve that problem by packing mostly knits that don't hold wrinkles. It's easier for women than for men though.
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Old 05-21-2017, 08:35 AM
 
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I no longer own an iron. I don't buy anything requiring ironing. I take clothes out of the dryer and immediately hang. If, for some reason, I don't/can't pull clothing out right away, I just run the dryer for a few more minutes.

Regarding potentially wrinkled clothing while traveling, if you ROLL your clothing before packing, it stays much less wrinkled. Plus, it seems to pack more efficiently.
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Old 05-21-2017, 09:08 AM
 
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I take clothing that needs ironing to the dry cleaners. I will not do my husband's shirts.
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Why?
Same here. It's easier to take them to the dry cleaner and they look FAR better than any ironing my husband or I have ever done ourselves.

Back before we could afford that luxury, we learned pretty quickly that he was better off ironing his own shirts. He was just better at it. I took far longer, and my work didn't look half as good.
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