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Anyone else not iron?

post #1 of 61
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I swear I might get the iron out 3 times a year? I used to loose so much time ironing clothes and silly things (to me now) like pillow cases and napkins. Now I take the clothes out the drier as soon as it's finished and fold after shaking the item out. Dh very rarely has to wear a button down shirt so if I hang them quickly all the creases drop out or I spend an hour and iron them all. Am I the only one letting my iron gather dust?
post #2 of 61
Yeah, total waste of time. I'm lucky if I iron my workclothes. Don't think I've EVER ironed a pillowcase!
post #3 of 61
We have lived in this house 6 years. I am not sure we ever even unpacked the iron.
post #4 of 61
I have pretty much quit ironing too! I love the no-iron clothes from lands end for DH for work. I also hang almost all our clothes, so no wrinkles. When I buy something now I definitely try to assess whether it would wrinkle easily, if yes, I don't get it! I am so much happier not ironing.
post #5 of 61
3x a year actually sounds like a bit much to me.

My dh started thinking he just HAD to look more professional for the sake of his higher new position at work. But he does so little in laundry care that we had a serious talk about permanent press shirts, because I'm not adding ironing on top of working any kind of job and being the only one who gives a d**m how the house looks, and eating meals cooked at home!

Now he wears whatever I buy for him.
post #6 of 61
We dont own an iron.
post #7 of 61
I don't iron, either. DH does dress up for work each day, but he irons his clothes himself. I DID iron for a long time, for him, and then he started complaining about the collars or creases not being how he liked them, so I stopped and told him he could either iron for himself to his own standards or take the clothes to the dry cleaner. I did recently buy him some new clothes that are the wrinkle-free variety, so they aren't near as bad.

The way I iron my clothes or the kids when needed is by wetting a towel and sticking the wrinkled clothing in the dryer with it for 20 min or so. Works for me.
post #8 of 61
I haaaaate to iron. I do it when I have twenty or thirty things piled up, then I get mad at myself for not staying on top of it when it takes me, like, hours, to finish. I'm tempted to get rid of the iron, but there are a few things that would drive me crazy with their wrinkles. Maybe I'll phase out those things, then ditch the iron. Ah, what bliss.
post #9 of 61
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Originally Posted by Drummer's Wife View Post
The way I iron my clothes or the kids when needed is by wetting a towel and sticking the wrinkled clothing in the dryer with it for 20 min or so. Works for me.
I love the damp towel in the dryer trick!
post #10 of 61
I don't own an iron.

In my high school Adult Living class, we were supposed to learn to iron. The poor shirt I had looked worse when it was done than it did when I started. I vowed then to never iron and haven't since.
post #11 of 61
I only use my iron when I'm sewing. Other than that, I never ever iron clothes! I either throw the wrinkled piece of clothing in the dryer for a little bit or run my hair dryer over it while I'm wearing it. Often though I'm just in wrinkly clothing!
post #12 of 61
I absolutely hate to iron. I iron our outer shower curtain and table cloths if company is coming, but that's pretty much it. I tried ironing DH's shirts to save money--20 minutes on one shirt later, and you could barely tell.
post #13 of 61
I don't even know if we HAVE an iron. I hate doing it. The way clothes are made these days, it's pretty easy to avoid.
post #14 of 61
I ironed DD1s dress for her school picture day and my 3yo DD2 wanted to know why there was a massage table in the living room. My mom has been laughing for weeks about that one.

I do not iron. DH has very casual dress code and I'm SAHM so I iron for the occasional wedding.
post #15 of 61
I hate ironing and will very rarely do it. Most things I can de-wrinkle by putting in the dryer. Luckily all of DH's dress uniforms get dry cleaned so we don't have to worry about ironing those.
post #16 of 61
I haven't ironed in 3 years? I HATE ironing! I should start learning to iron for when I'm sewing but I don't which I know is a big no-no
post #17 of 61
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Originally Posted by travlr View Post
I ironed DD1s dress for her school picture day and my 3yo DD2 wanted to know why there was a massage table in the living room.

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post #18 of 61
We have one, but only my DH does it to touch up shirts when needed (which is really rare). He always wears a t-shirt under his button-down workshirts, and only sends them out to be dry cleaned, maybe 2-3 times a year? So we let them do all the ironing in the meantime.

Otherwise, yeah I just throw my stuff back in the dryer for a few minutes. I'll do anything not iron!
post #19 of 61
My mom bought me an iron when I left for college. She feels it's an integral part of life and irons my dad's shirts, pants and hankies weekly. The only thing I ever used it for was to melt my school id back together. We lost that iron in a fire 22 years later . I did get another one so I can iron my fabric before sewing but that's almost it.
post #20 of 61
It's pretty rare. Maybe a few times a year. I won't buy clothes that need ironing. I hate the whole process of ironing.
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