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Mo

Ironingoo

Having seen Bodger steaming his goose, and the comments that followed, I wondered how often people iron?

I do very little. The iron usually only comes out for 'high days and holidays' or to press knitting. I also use it when I'm sewing (rare) ... I get too impatient with pinning and tacking.

I used to love ironing, especially if there was an old movie to watch at the same time. I also used to iron outdoors and use the washing line to hang freshly ironed garments. Favourite thing to iron? Shirts.

I recall working with a guy who just used to iron the front of his shirts.

I had a spell in hotter climes earlier in my life where even underwear had to be ironed in case bugs had laid eggs in the drying clothes... but then, someone esle used to do that for me ;)

So, do you iron regularly? And do you iron everything?
kaz

I don't iron - if the washing is taken out of the washing machine (or rarely, the tumble dryer) as soon as it is finished and hung out to dry or put on a dryer in the airing cupboard it doesn't need ironing or at least it is good enough for our lifestyle    
Mo

How did I manage to call this ironing goo?  

I do much the same Kaz  
ClaireK

I dont iron either unless i have to. My hubby always races me to the ironing board and iron and funnily enough he always wins    

Claire
Polly

I iron as little as possible!  In fact, I've used my iron more for tee shirt transfers over the last few years than for ironing clothes!  If we're off to a wedding or something, DH's best shirt will get ironed but otherwise I do my laundry in such a way that creases are kept to a minimum in the drying and folding stage and I don't bother standing there for hours running an iron over everything.

Reminds me of when I was younger and my mum used to make us iron everything - pants, socks, bras - even old cloths had to be ironed!  Waste of time! Meh!    
bodger

I used to race kaz to the ironing board when it came to ironing my police trousers. A single crease was always much better than tram lines.
J20

I mostly iron on a Sunday and I detest it with a passion, both Stu's and I work clothes need ironing.

I mentioned to Stu only yesterday that I would pay someone to do our ironing for us  

The worst bit I hate is ironing work shirts!!!
Woodsmoke

I'm actually pretty good with an iron, but I spent so many hours ironing stuff in the Forces that I'll go a long way to avoid going anywhere near it these days  
lizzie44

I really dont mind ironing. I try to time it for when the afternoon play is on or the Archers omnibus edition. Its quite theraputic in a weird sort of way. Love Lizzie
Baldybloke

I only iron for weddings and funerals when I ned a pressed shirt. Life's far tooo short for such a waste of energy both electric and human. Prefer to live in the crumple zone.
Bodach

Thats why I always wear jumper stuff ironing shirts!

Bod
ClaireK

We have to iron uniform for work, as Bodger said, one crease is better than tramlines. OH is obsessed with it, I think it helps to pass the time of day when its raining and he cant get on the golf course!!

Left to me, it would sit there until i had to do it and then it would be done when i absolutely had to and not a moment sooner. Much more interesting things to do, riding, gardening, walking............anything really


Claire
lottie

I hate pressing trousers---after the "mess" I made of my husbands the first time I did them after we were married he was always keen to do his own   --and he taught the boys to do theirs. I still had a minimum of 30 shirts a week to iron when all the kids were at school  and my husband at work though --more if they wore one at the weekend. When my o.h. retired he said he was never wearing a shirt and tie again and apart from my dad's funeral he never has and since I'm very casual the only thing I use an iron for is pressing when I'm sewing.
J20

Woodsmoke wrote:
I'm actually pretty good with an iron, but I spent so many hours ironing stuff in the Forces that I'll go a long way to avoid going anywhere near it these days  


Well your have to do it yourself come Sept when im on holiday sunning myself in the sunshine    
Digindeep

bodger wrote:
A single crease was always much better than tram lines.


My OH IS an expert at Tram Lines....working trousers or jeans ....I could not care less about.....But MY best stides....they gotta be right.....I do them...wet cloth....usually a tea towel....
Woodsmoke

[quote="Digindeep:234632] but MY best stides....they gotta be right.....I do them...wet cloth....usually a tea towel....[/quote]

Absolutely! I do mine too.............and my shirts if I need one. The arm creases have to go right up to the collar  
Jonty

Do you remember the OG lightweights mate, if you dit them with a wet cloth you have to do the inside leg of the trousers as well otherwise you ended up with two tone trousers and a trip for a beasting
Woodsmoke

I actually had my OG creases stitched-in    

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