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post #81 of 121
Well...if I must, but usually...I throw stuff in the dryer...

I can throw all of our clothes in there with a wet towel, and by the time I have the diapers changed and everyone through with breakfast, the clothes are fairly unwrinkled and I'm off the hook...

...is that bad?
post #82 of 121
Hmm I "think" I owned one before we moved.....that was 9 years ago but I don't know if it came with us???!!!

I don't have a drier so if it's wrinkly I spritz it with water and hope for the best or hang it back up LOL
post #83 of 121
Wow!

I'm in very, very, very small minority. I absolutely iron any clothing that needs it; mine, DD's or DF's.

I even iron our cloth napkins, placemats, sheets and so on.

But then, I find ironing extremely satisfying. So little work for so much of a difference.

Oh look! A wrinkle. Oh look! Now its gone!

Strange, right?
post #84 of 121
I don't put most of my kids clothes in the dryer (although I do most of my own) so their clothes hang dry. They don't end up with many wrinkles. I might toss my FD's summer poplin dresses and tops in the dryer for a minute to get out wrinkles but if that doesn't work, I'll touch them up with an iron. That just started recently, though.
post #85 of 121
Heck no. I don't even iron my own clothes.
post #86 of 121
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I don't put most of my kids clothes in the dryer (although I do most of my own) so their clothes hang dry.
I hang everything to dry and then put in in the drier for a few minutes to get the wrinkles out and soften things up.
post #87 of 121
I don't even think we have an iron

If we do, there is no way I will be ironing my kids t-shirts and shorts. Seems like an act in futility to me as they are mostly rolling around on the floor/in the sand all day.
post #88 of 121
Yes. Every morning I picked out our clothes and then I iron them after I have showered.

Lol Rhiann - I am the same as you. I do think it makes a difference. I also will NOT wear clothes that have not been iron. I can not stand the feel of it on my skin - at all. My clothes need to be ironed. It only takes a few mintues every morning that I would otherwise be sitting around twiddling my thumbs. We don't have the space to iron a big batch all at once cause where we can fit our clothes, they would just get wrinkly all over again - so I iron every day what we are wearing that day.

I think only 1% of the UK population must have a tumble dryer. Its just not the norm here - most everyone hangs their clothes up to dry. We eventually got a very tiny once which I find handy for towels and sheets but it is used maybe a few times a month if I can not hang up the towels or sheets! lol
post #89 of 121
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Originally Posted by SeekingJoy View Post
I only iron when I sew. It has been years since I have broken out the iron for even me or DH. Never for the kids.
Same here but since I sew daily, the iron and ironing board never gets put away. And I like the look of an ironed dress shirt and my silk blouses but don't like paying someone else to do the job. Especially since I'd have to pile them up and take the clean shirts to the cleaners so they could iron them. I just do one or 2 every day as I sew so they don't pile up. It's no big deal for me.
post #90 of 121
I don't iron anything. If the kids or I have an item of clothing that needs it, my husband does it. He irons his own clothes regularly.
post #91 of 121
The only times I've used our iron in the past five years have been when we're sewing, or when I did a papermaking unit with my students.

I'm not sure we packed the iron when we moved. I hope so. It may very well have gotten left in my old classroom. Oops.
post #92 of 121
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Originally Posted by 34me View Post
I taught my 13 yo to iron his own shirts when he was 10 and into dress shirts.
that's awesome!

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Originally Posted by momo7 View Post
Nope. My MIL does.
Mine does too when she visits, I love it!

As for me, I do only when the spray isn't good enough. If I had the time, I would iron EVERYTHING but I haven't got the time so our pillowcases are pretty wrinkly
post #93 of 121
Only really fancy things. Or home sewn things once when they are done.
post #94 of 121
If it's for a special occasion, then yes. Everyday wear, no way, Jose.
post #95 of 121
Dh and I work in offices and we iron pretty much every morning. Standing iron and board set-up. If DD isn't getting out of bed or if it's chilly, I will offer to iron her clothes to warm them up. It feels good to put on warm clothes. Iron and board are on the second floor with the bedrooms. Dryer and washer are all the way in the basement, so the dryer isn't really an option. I rarely iron her clothes because of wrinkles. Maybe 1-2x a year if I feel it's really important.
post #96 of 121
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Originally Posted by Momily View Post
When vacationing in the Rocky Mountains (i.e. quite far from any surf), my 5 year old son opened the door to a closet and announced with great joy "Mom, they even have SURFBOARDS at this hotel! Can we go to the beach?).

Does that answer your question?


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Originally Posted by SparklingGemini View Post
Wow!

I'm in very, very, very small minority. I absolutely iron any clothing that needs it; mine, DD's or DF's.

I even iron our cloth napkins, placemats, sheets and so on.

But then, I find ironing extremely satisfying. So little work for so much of a difference.

Oh look! A wrinkle. Oh look! Now its gone!

Strange, right?
Actually, I can totally relate to the feeling. It's so nice to see a concrete result when I do something. I just don't get that feeling from ironing. Wrinkles don't bother me, anyway - I don't really notice them, unless we're talking the mega-crumpled "sat in the corner in a heap for three weeks" look.

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Originally Posted by ann_of_loxley View Post
I think only 1% of the UK population must have a tumble dryer. Its just not the norm here - most everyone hangs their clothes up to dry.
That might make a difference. I have nowhere here to hang my clothes. In some municipalities, it's against the law to even hang a clothesline!
post #97 of 121
Nope, nothing, ever. I don't even know where the iron is.
My dear does though, he'll iron something (a shirt perhaps) once or twice a year or so.
post #98 of 121
I iron if it needs it. Some things, I can throw in the dryer. But some things just need to be ironed. I have not put a certain shirt on ds at times because i didn't feel like ironing. And it's even worse now, because I have to pull out the iron and set the board up. I can't just leave them out like I used to. He would probably end up on top of it!!
post #99 of 121
I never iron anything. Dh irons his work shirts occasionally, that's about it.
post #100 of 121


Not a chance!

The only fabrics in our home that require that sort of care are my DH's business clothing (and that gets sent to the dry cleaners!).
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