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Old 12-23-2019, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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I was wondering, which side of the ironing board do you prefer to use - the tapered side or the square side?

I much prefer to iron my button-down shirts on the square side myself; it seems so much easier and faster. I hate those ironing boards that have an iron rest on the square side; I would never use one of those. The tapered side I think is for women's dresses.
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Old 12-23-2019, 06:27 PM
 
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What’s a ironing board??)
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Old 12-23-2019, 06:30 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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People still iron?
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Old 12-23-2019, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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My house still has the built-in ironing board that drops down from a cabinet original to the house (1959). I use it occasionally to touch up the wrinkles that don't come out in the dryer or for a new top. That being said, I can only use one side of the board, otherwise I'd be squashed right up against the window.
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Old 12-23-2019, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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My ironing board is serving as a clothing pile base
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Old 12-23-2019, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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When I must iron (not often, I promise) I prefer the tapered side, since it gives me more control over the amount of fabric I’m ironing.
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Old 12-23-2019, 08:27 PM
 
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I don't even think I own an ironing board.
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Old 12-23-2019, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Well, I do iron, but I don’t do it as often as I used to. I have a method for caring for clothes to minimize wrinkles.

But when I do iron, I use the board the old fashioned way. That tapered end works well for me.

But you know, do whatever works for you.

You aren’t ironing your knit shirts, are you?
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Old 12-23-2019, 08:53 PM
 
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Haven't ironed in twenty years.
Seriously.
Now I own neither an iron or a board.
They are worse than vacuum cleaners, which I haven't (thankfully) needed for TEN years!
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Old 12-23-2019, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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What’s a ironing board??)
That's what I was going to say....actually I think I have an iron somewhere but don't remember seeing a board in this house...been here since 2005..
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