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So do you iron your kids' clothes?
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You're kidding, right?

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What is this "iron" you speak of?

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I dont even iron my own clothing. The last time the iron was even plugged in was about 9 years ago when I made a dress and wanted to iron out the wrinkles.

 
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I try not to buy things that need ironing. Sometimes she has sundresses that look like they could use an iron but I just pull them out of the drier ASAP and hang them up. Good enough.

I only have an iron for embroidery transfers
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I don't buy anything for them that requires ironing...typically means the thing is worn once in it's existence
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Grrr. Grumble, grumble, grumble....

That means yes. Well, DD has decided this year that nothing but dresses will do. I think over the summer we sometimes got her into shorts, but she turned five and girly and there's nothing we can do about it. Anyway, she has a couple of favorite dresses that are a bit fancy, with a sash that ties in the back.... and they really need to be ironed. So every couple of months or so, I drag out the iron and do her dresses. When she sees them back in her closet, she's all and it makes me feel guilty that I didn't just do it earlier.

Now it's wintertime and her long-sleeved dresses don't need to be ironed, so I should be all set until summertime.

Now if only I could throw away all of DH's work shirts.
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I dont even iron my own clothing. The last time the iron was even plugged in was about 9 years ago when I made a dress and wanted to iron out the wrinkles.
Exactly. My idea of ironing is to toss something in the dryer for ten minutes.

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No way. I do toss in a damp towel and dry them on the anti-crease cycle. That's about the extent of that.

DH does, however, iron his own work clothes.

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DD1 has a few shirts with appliques that come out of the dryer all scrunched up and henceforth need to be hit with a little heat and pressure from the iron to flatten them out. Otherwise, no.

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Iron my children's clothes? Um... nope. Never have done it. Heck, I don't even iron my OWN clothes!
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Very rarely....prehaps once a month.....or special occassions
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I've recently started using my iron again...for quilting! Never for clothes!
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Uhm...no.

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No. I only own an iron so we can put autumn leaves between wax paper. I bought it last October.

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NO!! LOL I rarely use the iron....my hubby complains that I never iron his shirts...if he wants it that bad he can do it
If we are going to a wedding or something fancy then yeah I will pull it out to touch up all the clothes.

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I taught my 13 yo to iron his own shirts when he was 10 and into dress shirts.
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Yay, me neither. DH does his own shirts.
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Iron my children's clothes? Um... nope. Never have done it. Heck, I don't even iron my OWN clothes!
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Had a houseguest a week or so ago who needed the iron... was quite the scavenger hunt to find it and the board...

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I do! Not everything of course, but if it needs it. But I like to iron.
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Suuuuuuper rarely.

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i don't iron my own clothes...
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No way. It's in the dryer for a few minutes to get wrinkles out. Once in a great while I'll pull out the clothes steamer...it's kinda fun actually

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Some of them. When the girls were toddlers, I spray starched their dresses. The starch acted like scotchquard and kept the dresses from being stained. Made laundry easier. I iron Dylan's button shirts, dh's dress shirts, and my silk blouses/shirts. If it warrents ironing, I iron it. The iron and ironing board is always out and in use daily anyway so what's one or two more garments? Heck I even have 2 irons.

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I iron virtually everything. When I lived in a soft water area and had a tumble drier I could just hang or fold everything straight out of the drier. I now live in a hardwater area and air dry everything as I don't have a tumble drier so ironing is a must.
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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.

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I never iron anything - well rarely anyway - I had a job ironing clothes when I lived in Italy - they iron everything!! Well certainly this family did - I reckon I did my fill of ironing for the rest of my life!!

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I iron my younger kids school uniforms and outfits if we are going somewhere special but not their everyday play clothes.

My older kids iron their own clothes.

I always iron in front of the tv or watching a movie which makes tedious ironing easier.

I think it's strange when people iron their linen.

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Many people here think of ironing as necessary hygiene, not optional aesthetic finish. My MIL irons linen, underwear and socks! Seriously!

We don't iron at all. The clothes we like to wear don't require it and everything ends up pretty smooth anyway after we hang it out to dry - we don't have a drier.
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Many people here think of ironing as necessary hygiene, not optional aesthetic finish. My MIL irons linen, underwear and socks! Seriously!
I have a relative like that she irons everything as well. I dont get it myself since the dryer gets plenty hot.

 
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