How long would it take you to iron...

(28 Posts)
vvviola Sun 01-May-16 20:02:13

... 3 men's shirts (large)
2 womens shirts/blouses (size 18 if that makes a difference)
1 kids school shirt (age 9)
A cardigan
3 kids t-shirts (age 4)
1 women's tshirt.

(Assuming you iron of course grin)

Happydappy99 Sun 01-May-16 20:04:34

Half an hour maybe.

peaner Sun 01-May-16 20:05:22

30-40 minutes I'd say.

FabFiveFreddie Sun 01-May-16 20:11:49

About 40 mins including hanging/folding time, excluding ironing board set up and iron heat up time.

TrafficJunkie Sun 01-May-16 20:14:38

0 minutes. I don't iron. I probably never will.

MarthaCliffYouCunt Sun 01-May-16 20:15:52

30ish minutes

kimlo Sun 01-May-16 20:17:32

About an hour, maybe a bit less. Im slow when it comes to shirts.

CuntyMcCuntface Sun 01-May-16 20:21:16

15 mins, if I did it.

In reality, on that list I'd only be ironing the school shirt. DH does his own shirts and the kids' too if I'm quick enough to get them on to his pile grin

HermioneWeasley Sun 01-May-16 20:22:24

Half an hour or less - I pride myself on speed ironing

MakingJudySmile Sun 01-May-16 20:23:21

10-15 mins.

Seeyounearertime Sun 01-May-16 20:26:51

About an hour. But I suck balls at ironing, partly because it's just never quite good enough .

mineofuselessinformation Sun 01-May-16 20:28:26

Less than half an hour, as long as they'd been folded as soon as they were dry.

melonribena Sun 01-May-16 20:29:21

I reckon 30-40 mins but blouses and shirts take ages.

thiswayplease Sun 01-May-16 20:29:37

10 minutes.

I've got one of those covers where I only have to iron one side

HeffalumpHistory Sun 01-May-16 20:29:58

About 45 mins probs. I'm not great at it though

YoureAllABunchOfBastards Sun 01-May-16 20:36:40

10 minutes. I usually do a top, trousers, shirt and two sets of uniform in that time every morning.

vvviola Sun 01-May-16 20:38:44

Thanks everyone. The ballpark of 45 minutes was what I had thought and it seems to be the average (although I'm envious of those who take 10 minutes!)

The reason I asked was - I usually power through a huge load (when in threatens to take over the dining room) in front of the tv, so had no real idea how long it takes.

For the past 6 months or so, I've had a lovely woman who picks my ironing up on a Friday and drops it back on a Sunday. But she got a full time job, and doesn't need to do her ironing any more, so passed the job on to a friend. And suddenly it's seeming a lot more expensive.

The latest load (from my OP) apparently took an hour an a half. shock

I scrimp in other areas to pay for someone to do the ironing so that I can free up time to do other jobs. But I'm beginning to feel I'm being taken for a bit of a mug.

Back to doing the ironing in front of the tv on a Friday evening, I guess...

MarthaCliffYouCunt Sun 01-May-16 20:40:52

90 minutes is taking the piss! Agree much better to save your £ and spend the 45 minutes doing it yourself.

KP86 Sun 01-May-16 20:41:10

Def not 1.5 hours! I was also going to say 30-40 mins.

Maybe look for a local laundrette that does it instead? Ours is £1/item, but we only really send DH's work shirts. I never iron my stuff.

Savagebeauty Sun 01-May-16 20:43:01

I did 16 tops and 10 pairs of jeans in an hour today.

MarthaCliffYouCunt Sun 01-May-16 20:43:32

How much is she charging for it?

bibbitybobbityyhat Sun 01-May-16 20:44:06

I loathe ironing and do it very rarely. That lot would def. take me an hour and a half but the difference is I'm not advertising my services as a professional ironer!

vvviola Sun 01-May-16 20:53:42

She's charging €13 an hour. Previous lady was €12.50, but she got through probably double the amount in an hour.

I fold a lot of things straight out of the drier or off the line, so they don't need ironing, and DDs wear a lot of leggings and track suits so they don't need ironing. But DH and I both wear shirts for work and the DDs tshirts and tops always seem to need a quick iron.

I think there is an awkward conversation in my future. confused

Allalonenow Sun 01-May-16 21:01:12

Save yourself time and or money by not ironing any clothes for children as it's pointless, also dry woolens flat so they don't need ironing.

vvviola Sun 01-May-16 21:05:46

It's not really pointless Allalone, some clothes that my kids have look scruffy if not ironed. And DD1's school uniform (white blouse, pinafore) definitely need to be ironed. They've got plenty of things that don't need to be ironed, and I definitely don't iron/pay for ironing things just for the sake of it, but it's a bit of a generalisation to say that all kids clothes don't need to be ironed.

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