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Does anyone else iron?


I am curious - I stood and ironed a pile of handkerchiefs and an antique tablecloth last night and someone suggested she never ironed! Really! I LOVE ironing.

Does anyone else iron anything??

  Pinkdream Replied:

Only when I have to get a dress shirt or uniforms ready for hubby or the boys otherwise not really! Just don't have anything that really needs it in my wardrobe.

  Vicki Replied:

Only when I have to. It's not that I dislike it, I just have so many other things to do that it just doesn't happen.

  then Lyn Replied:

Only when I have to. We have very few things that need ironing anyway.

  Sue Ellen Replied:

Oh yeah...when hubby has to teach Sunday School to the adults and needs a dress shirt with tie and if we are going someplace where the wrinkles need to
When I was learning I used to iron my dads handkerchiefs and pillow cases, bring back memories.

  Shari (CE) Replied:

I love ironing too

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  Anonymous Replied:

Only on rare occasions.

  Cindy H. Replied:

Only tablecloths and napkins when I'm having a dinner party!

  deb Replied:

Like most of the others - I iron only when I have to. Most of my husbands dress shirts are permanent press and, as long as I get them out of the dryer right away - they look fine! But I have vivid memories of my mother ironing.....I can just hear the steam & hiss of the iron and hear the sounds of her little "sprinke" bottle that she had - anyone else remember "sprinkle bottles"?

  Gwen Replied:

Now I understand, it seems like people use a dryer which means there is no need for ironing. I have a dryer as part of my washing machine but don't use it as a general rule.

  Cindy H. Replied:

Yes Gwen, we are tied to our dryers! Haha, I run to my dryer and quickly hang everything up so I don't have to iron!

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  Anonymous Replied:

This is my first post, and I thought how fitting. I started to iron when I went back to work in january because I wanted to look polished. It lasted a couple of weeks,now I'm back to the dryer with a few iron touch ups.

  Gwen Replied:

Welcome Anonymous! Give yourself a name so we can recognise you when you contribute. I am Gwen from Edinburgh, Scotland!

  Shirley Replied:

Yes, Gwen, I iron also despite having a dryer. My grandmother used to iron all the time. I love ironed pillowcases!

  Time Out (Alex) Replied:

What's that????

I'm just kidding. Only if I have to!

  Kathy Replied:

I used to have to iron for he whole family (8 of us) from a very young age and hated it. When my eldest son was 13 I taught him to iron his own clothes, I hated doing the ironing and the ironing basket would be like a black cloud waiting to engulf me. When the 2 youngest reached 13 they too were taught to iron their own clothes and i continued to do mine and Mick'sbut when we moved to spain 3 years ago I gave up ironing for good. The spin dryer leaves clothes very wet (400rpm) and then a good blow through gets rid of most of the creases and anything that does need ironing gets ironed by Mick. I no longer have black clouds looming.

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