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post #41 of 121
Nope. Typically I don't iron my clothes either. I wear a lot of knits for this reason. Life is too short to spend it at an ironing board .
post #42 of 121
I'm fairly sure that the iron we got as a wedding gift is still in the box! So, no ironing around here.
post #43 of 121
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Originally Posted by ollyoxenfree View Post
Nope. Typically I don't iron my clothes either. I wear a lot of knits for this reason. Life is too short to spend it at an ironing board .

amen!


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Originally Posted by felix23 View Post
I'm fairly sure that the iron we got as a wedding gift is still in the box! So, no ironing around here.
yeah, us too!
post #44 of 121
I iron when needed. Dh's shirts mostly and a few shirts of my boys. I don't mind it and actually kind of enjoy it.
post #45 of 121
NO, do not even own an iron anymore. I got rid of my iron about 5 years ago because it was just taking up room.
post #46 of 121
Iron? What's that?
post #47 of 121
Dd goes to a school with uniforms, so I iron those on special occasions. So far that has been the first day of school and when she has attended school Mass (which she only does once a month now, but next year it will be every Friday, so I'll probably stop ironing for Mass then.)

Otherwise, I only iron at Christmas and Easter. That's for the whole family.
post #48 of 121
Several times a week I find myself ironing their clothes... Mostly dresses and the shirts that don't get folded right after they come out of the dryer.
post #49 of 121
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Originally Posted by ollyoxenfree View Post
Nope. Typically I don't iron my clothes either. I wear a lot of knits for this reason. Life is too short to spend it at an ironing board .


I will shake out and do a little hand press, but not more.

I once bought dd a little dress that had those awful flower, half-sewed on decorations that crumpled all up through the laundry process. I vowed to never again buy anything like that. never.

My dh *used* to iron his t-shirts and his jeans, but now he's joined the *no iron* club.
post #50 of 121
Funnily enough I really like to iron. I do it when when the baby's napping... I pop on an old Friends video or something and do all the ironing.

this is fairly new for me though... I've gone the last 10 years not doing any.. but I started doing it and everything was so much softer and nicer so I'll admit to being an ironing fan lol
post #51 of 121
My DH is lucky if I iron his work shirts at this point.. I don't think I've ever ironed my children's clothing.. If it comes out wrinkled it just never gets worn again. Ha ha ha..
post #52 of 121
Heck. No. My mom had the iron out when she was visiting and my 4 y/o wanted to know what the funny table and metal thing were.
post #53 of 121

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post #54 of 121
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Originally Posted by Teensy View Post
I almost never iron my boys clothes, but my daughter has had several outfits that had to be ironed. Some of her Gymboree dresses would wrinkle up like crazy (and the dryer trick didn't suffice). One of her "Girl Detective" line pleated dresses was super adorable (especially with the beret and pink boots) but it absolutely had to be ironed before wearing.

I try to avoid buying clothes for everyday wear that need ironing, but do still have a few outfits that are just too cute not to buy and wear, even if it means I have to iron them.
This (I know exactly what GD outfit you are talking about! ). We have had a few dresses from the summer lines that absolutely needed ironing. Sometimes, they are just too cute to turn down. I try to stick with the knits, though. But I don't put things in the dryer, so they are kind of crunchy for a few minutes of wear. If I had the time, I'd iron, but I don't.
post #55 of 121
If needed yes. I don't like to wear wrinkled clothes and wouldn't put my kids in them either.
post #56 of 121
I iron. I wouldn't say I actually LIKE it, but it is a mindless chore I can do while watching a movie. I try to do it every few days so it doesn't pile up!
post #57 of 121
Never. I don't even buy myself clothes that need to be ironed. DH has a few dress shirts that require ironing and I'm not ashamed to admit that I'd rather pay to have them sent to the dry cleaner than iron them myself.
post #58 of 121
DS has one nice pair of khakis that sometimes need ironing. I'll iron them (and he'll help) for Church sometimes. Normally, I iron nothing.
post #59 of 121
Never.
post #60 of 121
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Originally Posted by kirstenb View Post
Exactly. My idea of ironing is to toss something in the dryer for ten minutes.
Yeah. And if that didn't work and there was a wedding or something, I might pull out the iron. Maybe.
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