Non ironers - how bad do you look in the summer?

(115 Posts)
EliotNess Sat 13-Jul-13 08:05:08

I am a selective ironer - I fold straight out of the dryer etc but if anything is line dryed, unless its spun on 600 in the machine it needs ironing, I am thinkinf kids cotton Polo shirts, my t shirts and tops and cropped cotton trousers

Do you just look like a walking Per Una crinkle skirts?

dexter73 Sat 13-Jul-13 08:28:18

Anything cotton needs an iron. I think the only things I don't iron are jeans and thick jumpers. Clothes look so much better ironed but I know this is an unpopular view on MN!

EliotNess Sat 13-Jul-13 08:32:13

i know dexter

* links arms8
I quite like fiddling around with my clothes, ironning, doing on a gentle wash etc

Meglet Sat 13-Jul-13 08:37:34

I dry all my easily creased clothes on the washing line, even if it means they're out there for a day or two. Then it's straight onto hangers.

I've just bought a nice linen t-shirt from Zara, it's come up fine after being line dried.

EliotNess Sat 13-Jul-13 08:40:27

are you SURE meg? really? * head tilty *

starsandunicorns Sat 13-Jul-13 08:48:53

My dp and i dont iron much just my work clothes really dp can looked very creasely but we dont care he tops his style off with trainers with un tied laces

most stuff is dried in tumble or washing line dried so gets folded so as today im wearing a summer dress that been hang up since last summer that had its tags on still

YoniTime Sat 13-Jul-13 08:51:22

The linen top was knitted wasn't it. Knitted materials can look fine without ironing. But woven ones seldom do, unless you're going for the wrinkly look.

Nagoo Sat 13-Jul-13 09:00:55

I have to iron things now I'm line drying them <pouts>

Line drying is fine for polo shirts, tee shirts, anything that has a bit of stretch in it. The only things we iron are cotton or linen woven items, everything else just comes off the line and is flat. I give everything a sharp flick before pegging, that gets rid of most of the creases, the wind doe the rest. Spin everything at 1200.

MousyMouse Sat 13-Jul-13 09:14:19

strategic drying is your friend as is not buying linen trousers clothes that don't crinkle as much.
these days it's khaki trouser/shorts or jeans + cotton t-shirts. they are not creased and I don't waste time ironing

noddyholder Sat 13-Jul-13 09:20:47

I never iron either I wash don't spin teh life out of tehm and put on hangers on a rail outside. I would iron a 100% cotton top of I had to but no never anything else. No one has ever commented and we look fine.

dexter73 Sat 13-Jul-13 09:23:04

Would someone comment though? One of my dh's friends never irons anything and looks a right scruff but I would never dream of commenting on it to him as it is none of my business how he chooses to dress.

MrsHoarder Sat 13-Jul-13 09:31:48

I'm living in cotton jersey dresses which look fine or a slightly "textured" fatface dress which would look odd if ironed.

Everything is line dried, we're near the coast so generally it gets a helpful breeze too.

noddyholder Sat 13-Jul-13 09:35:49

My mates would comment! My ds is mega scruffy regardless. I really look after all my clothes re washing etc but I hate the look of ironed unless you have to for work.

CursiveLetters Sat 13-Jul-13 09:37:15

OK how does one do the strategic drying mentioned above?

noddyholder Sat 13-Jul-13 09:42:48

Don't over fill machine and high spin ruins clothes and leaves them creased take stuff straight out and put on hangers and in summer I dry it outside and in winter I put on a rail in a warm room. T shirts I can spot which ones will crease so don't buy them! I don't work somewhere where I wear suits or shirts etc and I wear a lot of jersey. One off items like expensive dresses etc I dry clean anyway

MousyMouse Sat 13-Jul-13 10:00:13

strategic drying: everything noddyholder says plus pulling clothes gently into shape before hanging. shirts on hangers. jeans/trousers only get a short spin so that the creases fall out whilst drying. if using pegs is unavoidable use places where marks would be (nearly) invisible.
also I smooth the clothes with my hands when folding before putting them away.

dexter73 Sat 13-Jul-13 10:02:05

I don't iron any of my dd's clothes as they all end up on the floor of her room when she is deciding what to wear! Would be a total waste of my time (also she is 16 and can iron her own clothes if she is that bothered!).

AnythingNotEverything Sat 13-Jul-13 10:05:52

I only iron linen trousers and bed linen. I don't mind the small amount of extra work in summer when the washing dries so quickly.

noddyholder Sat 13-Jul-13 10:09:02

I love crumply bed linen

dexter73 Sat 13-Jul-13 10:15:21

I have never ironed bed clothes. Can't see the point.

AnnoyingOrange Sat 13-Jul-13 10:20:21

I buy M &S ultimate non iron school shirts for the dc

Mainly stretchy tops/dresses for me

Only items that need ironing are work shirts for dh

littlemisswise Sat 13-Jul-13 10:22:36

I iron practically everything. I hate unironed clothes, and bed linen but that's just me!

missbopeep Sat 13-Jul-13 10:24:42

Just get your irons out you lazy so and so's smile

How can you NOT iron cotton and linen?

NoComet Sat 13-Jul-13 10:28:22

Some what crumpled as my cropped trousers really do need ironing blush

noddyholder Sat 13-Jul-13 10:30:46

British people always stand out on holiday with their new and ironed clothes think thats why I hate it!

dirtyface Sat 13-Jul-13 10:35:08

i don't even OWN an iron

i nearly always line dry and shake everything out really thoroughly before hanging out and its crease free once its dried

Beckamaw Sat 13-Jul-13 10:39:05

I tumble dry where possible. Anything else dries on a hanger.
I do love my naice cotton bed linen, but I resent the time it takes to bloody iron it. It's the only time I spend any time ironing!

mrspaddy Sat 13-Jul-13 10:45:00

I have to iron.. I am getting better though.. I don't iron the duvets anymore and get DH to do his own work stuff that is hard to iron.

missbopeep Sat 13-Jul-13 10:50:09

How can you not own an iron shock What about shirts, pillow slips, duvet covers ( mine are all 100% cotton) T shirts, trousers, skirts, knitwear?

I avoid tumble drying whenever possible because it's so expensive and I don't think it does clothes much good- look at all the fluff in the filter! And it's not terribly eco friendly. I line dry whenever possible but clothes still need ironing.

I draw the line at knickers, socks, underpants, towels, tea towels and dusters- unlike my mum and her friends.

I just don't buy clothes that will need ironing grin

daimbardiva Sat 13-Jul-13 10:57:09

Sometimes I think I'd like to iron, esp bedclothes but I honestly don't know where I'd fit it in. It never gets to the top of the list of 'would like to's'

Cravingdairy Sat 13-Jul-13 10:57:44

Ironing is a waste of electricity IMO unless you have to wear shirts for work etc.

MrsHoarder Sat 13-Jul-13 11:07:41

Why do you iron bedding? No one outside the family sees it, most the creases get stretched out when its put on and more creases appear after you first sleep on it.

Work clothes and linen yes, but not bedding!

littlemisswise Sat 13-Jul-13 11:09:23

I'm with you Missbopeep, although I do tumble dry. DS1 went on a lads holiday last week, he used the iron in the room if his clothes were too creased after being in the suitcase! His friends thought he was mad until they saw how much better his clothes looked and they did the same!

littlemisswise Sat 13-Jul-13 11:10:01

I iron bedding because it makes the bed look nicer, IMO.

I slip into a zen state when I iron.

To save electricity I got rid of my TV instead. ;)

TheBuskersDog Sat 13-Jul-13 12:18:40

How much time do you spend looking at your bed?

BrianButterfield Sat 13-Jul-13 12:31:56

I iron everything, bedding looks and feels so much nicer. My friend's DD has the most darling little dresses and they're never ironed so all the frills looks crumpled and sad. I would never comment but I'd love to get my hands on them and restore them to their true glory! Ironing is hard to fit in but I think it's worth it to me.

slightlysoupstained Sat 13-Jul-13 12:35:15

There's definitely a bit of a knack to hanging stuff out so it doesn't dry crumpled. You kind of have to give it a quick flick as someone said earlier, then peg it up properly. I didn't really notice it until a friend hung out a wash as a favour and it was almost bad enough to be worth washing again - she managed to make everything come out incredibly crumpled and it didn't even dry properly as she mashes it all up together to fit everything on to the line.

I have never ironed bedding in my life and never will. 100% cotton here too, but it comes off the line flat and looks absolutely fine. I probably spend 15 mins a week ironing and that is quite enough. Any more is a waste of time and electricity as far as I am concerned.

valiumredhead Sat 13-Jul-13 12:50:55

I hang tops up on hangers on the line and don't spin to hard in the machine.

QuiteOldGal Sat 13-Jul-13 13:59:59

I give stuff a very quick burst in the dryer to knock out creases before hanging out. It gets rid of most of them

noddyholder Sat 13-Jul-13 14:10:05

I agree its all in the shake and flick. I know people who don't iron who look a bit crumpled I am not one of them. Who has time to iron bedlinen crumply crunchy cotton ane linen is so nice why make it look like polyester

missbopeep Sat 13-Jul-13 14:10:41

Why do I iron bedding

errrr.... for the same reason as most people iron anything! Because it looks and feels nicer. This is not some kind of stealth boast, but I can't see the point in buying lovely Egyptian cotton bedding and sleeping in a crumpled mess. I like the look of a nice bed and the sheets and duvet cover feel a lot softer after they've been ironed.

I used to forgo ironing bedding when DCs were small and my time was more limited. Now, I fold the sheets into quarters and give a quick blast with the steam iron. If I am REALLY pushed for time then occasionally I won't iron sheets or the duvet cover but I don't like how it looks.

DCs have left home so there is only one lot of bedding, but if they do come back for a few days their bedding gets the ironing treatment too.

LadyMilfordHaven Sat 13-Jul-13 14:10:48

i have to iron some things. tops off the line - t shirts etc and i am a discerning spin speed setter wink

noddyholder Sat 13-Jul-13 14:16:17

lovely ironing stuff people don't see is so hyacinth bucket wink

missbopeep Sat 13-Jul-13 14:32:18

But I see it and I'm worth it. I don't give a bugger about other people, it's my bedroom and it's decorated, furnished, etc for me.

noddyholder Sat 13-Jul-13 14:38:04

worth what?

MousyMouse Sat 13-Jul-13 14:42:34

crumpled bedding: that's where fitted sheets come in. they are self-smoothing.
I only have good quality heavy cotton sheets and bedding covers and they are very smooth. just a little effort is needed to hang them up smoothly, but still much less effort than ironing.

CharlotteBronteSaurus Sat 13-Jul-13 14:47:34

I have recently converted from a being non-ironer to a selective ironer
I hate to say it, it really does make a difference

although shaking and hanging stuff properly massively reduces the amount of time it take to iron stuff, so it's still worth doing.

FaddyPeony Sat 13-Jul-13 14:49:39

Dh irons his own work shirts. I iron my tops and t shirts on an ad hoc basis just so I don't look a total scruff.iron almost nothing of the baby's- that would be mad! I never iron bed linen except if mil is staying. My mother irons everything but I just don't see the need for overironing.I'm also really bad at it!

FaddyPeony Sat 13-Jul-13 14:51:27

I hear knackered new mothers talking about all the ironing they have to do and I just want to go over there and throw the iron out the window - madness

Moxiegirl Sat 13-Jul-13 14:54:14

I iron nothing. If a top looks a bit creased I blast myself with the hair dryer and I'm sorted! grin

missbopeep Sat 13-Jul-13 15:19:41

Noddy - Worth a room that pleases me when I walk into it. (It was tongue in cheek if you hadn't twigged.)

I don't honestly get this idea that you don't need to bother as long as no one else sees it.

Does that apply to ALL the house? Do you only clean the bits that are on 'show' to visitors?

I shake, line dry and iron. I didn't iron much when the kids were younger- didn't have time. But now I do I can say it looks much nicer and feels nicer too.

noddyholder Sat 13-Jul-13 15:26:00

Ironed doesn't equal clean though. I clean the whole house when it suits me. I renovate/redesign houses for a living and believe it or not use crumpled linen in all the bedrooms and people always ask where its from! Its an individual thing though if you like it and it feels nice you should do it.

WalkingRaces Sat 13-Jul-13 15:29:16

"Ironing?" [baffled]

All my clothes are creased. In fact, I seek out the most creasable clothes I can find. Unless it gives good crinkle, I'm not wearing it. Even shoes.

By comparison, when wearing my crumpled threads, my face looks smooth and unwrinkled.

[total fucking genius]

Onetwo34 Sat 13-Jul-13 15:36:51

I never iron a thing. Yeah I look terribly creased but I am thin and gorgeous so it kind of evens out.

RonaldMcDonald Sat 13-Jul-13 15:38:38

I don't mind ironing.

Ladies of mumsnet, iron your white linen trousers.

RonaldMcDonald Sat 13-Jul-13 15:42:34


We have the same bed linen

Velvetbee Sat 13-Jul-13 15:46:12

I probably look terrible but life is short and precious and I'm not spending mine ironing.

noddyholder Sat 13-Jul-13 16:08:27

Ronald it is the king of the duvet covers grin. And whoever said crumpled clothes makes face look smooth GENIUS

CeeceeBloomingdale Sat 13-Jul-13 16:51:05

Crikey, I iron everything, I don't mind ironing actually. When we were selling our house I changed the bedding every time to a freshly ironed on shock

missbopeep Sat 13-Jul-13 16:51:08

No of course ironed doesn't equal clean- who would iron dirty sheets!
But the point people were making was why iron when only I see the room. So the question I posed was, do you clean or MAKE ATTRACTIVE- only the rooms visitors see?

Cos to my mind there's no point cleaning your bedroom if the bedding is crumpled. Bit like putting on your make up or washing your face, but not bothering to comb your hair ( especially if no one else sees it that day grin)

But I take the point that some specialist bedding is supposed to have the crumpled look.

noddyholder Sat 13-Jul-13 16:56:32

To your mind yes but to me I love a crumply linen look. Its personal taste not anything more. Even if I had a woman to iron I wouldn't want her to touch my linen because I don't like it.

noddyholder Sat 13-Jul-13 16:57:22

Don;t comb hair much either grin

BeQuicksieorBeDead Sat 13-Jul-13 17:02:51

I don't own an iron either, haven't had one for about fifteen years. If you love ironing, great, your clothes probably do look nicer than mine, but I can't think of anything less fulfilling to do with my time. I don't think on my death bed I will be lamenting the time I spent not ironing, or be too bothered by my wrinkly pillowcase.

Aetae Sat 13-Jul-13 17:14:46

I iron approximately once a year, most of the time I really can't be bothered.

Work and special occasion clothes get dry cleaned or are jersey/knitwear and don't need ironing. DH is on his own re ironing his clothes, I don't see why I should do it for him.

What else needs ironing (ok, I get that I could choose to iron sheets but I don't, life's too short)? When I'm pottering about on the weekend I really don't care what people at the supermarket or wherever think of my unironed summer dresses etc - given what half of them choose to wear I'd say lack of ironing is a very small sin.

noddyholder Sat 13-Jul-13 17:20:36

I can't believe people iron their partners stuff My dp sorts his work stuff himself

dexter73 Sat 13-Jul-13 17:37:42

I haven't found life too short to fit in a couple of hours ironing and still do lots of fun stuff as well. What you really mean is I hate ironing so use the excuse that I am doing something more interesting instead so I don't sound lazywink!

noddyholder Sat 13-Jul-13 17:39:19

I don't not iron becasue I am lazy btw! Don't like the look of it and feel its unnecessary for me. My house is fairly immaculate in many ways!

dexter73 Sat 13-Jul-13 17:41:41

I'm not saying you are lazy but that you don't want to sound lazy because you don't do any ironing.

dexter73 Sat 13-Jul-13 17:46:22

If there is a thread on ironing, people who don't iron seem to feel the need to justify themselves by saying that life is too short and they are doing something far more interesting instead. I just don't think this is true and I don't think anyone needs to feel they should justify why they don't iron. As you said, you don't like the feel of it and find it unnecessary. That is honest, you aren't making out you are too busy helping orphans to find the time to do a bit of ironing.

noddyholder Sat 13-Jul-13 17:47:07

I am not bothered about that Who would know? Mind you I don't ever talk about ironing in my everyday life!

noddyholder Sat 13-Jul-13 17:48:08

No no helping orphans when I could be ironing or anything else worthy. I love a bit of idleness and see it as a virtue to be able to chill and not constantly busy myself.

dexter73 Sat 13-Jul-13 17:53:00

I love being idle too. The ironing only takes a couple of hours a week so isn't exactly strenuous. Mind you I hate gardening and can't imagine anything worse than spending hours outside pruning and weeding, but some people seem to love it.

noddyholder Sat 13-Jul-13 17:54:54

I love sanding and oiling worktops Gardening no not for me either

missbopeep Sat 13-Jul-13 18:23:27

'No time to do blah blah...' is often a complete and utter excuse.
If people have time to witter on MN ( and I include myself) then they have time to do chores that are boring, unfulfilling and are never going to change the world.

I detest ironing. But I also cannot get my head around going out in clothes that are creased up to the eyes, and the impression that will give, or bedding that looks and feels dreadful. It's the lesser of two evils for me.

Aetae Sat 13-Jul-13 18:23:30

"Life is too short" means "I can think of a million other things I'd rather be doing". It doesn't mean "I don't have enough time".

missbopeep Sat 13-Jul-13 18:25:49

It's priorities then.

And standards as my mother would say.

Some of us just have higher standards. grin

Aetae Sat 13-Jul-13 18:37:04

Both my mum and her mum spent as much time out in the garden and as little time in the house as possible, and both would much rather talk to someone interesting than someone wearing an immaculate outfit. Houses and personal turnout are passable not perfect in my world - any more effort would imply that standards in other more important areas of life are probably slipping.

dexter73 Sat 13-Jul-13 18:49:47

Are being interesting and wearing an immaculate outfit mutually exclusive?

Amazinggg Sat 13-Jul-13 19:27:12

Ironing is one of these tasks that makes me feel very downtrodden if I do it. So I don't. And confused at ironing bedding! I'm not ashamed to say my priorities lie elsewhere. I like having clean bedding but couldn't give a monkeys if it is flat or not!

I have perfected the art of only buying things that don't require ironing. I spent ages seeking out the perfect polyester floaty white collarless blouse, I really wanted a silk one but the idea of ironing it made me feel ill. Got a lovely poly one from Tesco.

missbopeep Sat 13-Jul-13 20:03:56

grin at Dexter

So Aetae did your mum and gran find interesting people to talk to in the garden?

I find it laughable that those of us who find the time to iron what we wear or be 'passable'- ( anything less is not passable imo) are somehow less interesting or have less interesting lives - just because we put aside an hour a week to iron.


TooExtraImmatureCheddar Sat 13-Jul-13 20:04:00

I am far too lazy to iron. DH is probably the friend mentioned here who doesn't iron his work shirts and always looks crumpled. I'm not doing it for him, but I concede that he would look better if he did. I iron the odd skirt or pair of trousers for work.

sneezecakesmum Sat 13-Jul-13 20:09:38

My iron just started smoking and burning shock right in the middle of my ironing pile ...omg

DH just went out and bought an new one.....<bastard>

Wuldric Sat 13-Jul-13 20:15:37

I don't buy cotton or linen - except occasionally for underwear (cotton that is) as both fabrics always look like limp dishcloths after an hour - even when ironed with the tenacity of a person obsessed with ironing.

The silk stuff does need ironing but keeps its shape better for longer. I tend to avoid that as well. So I cope, thank you very much smile

Amazinggg Sat 13-Jul-13 21:50:32

I've just realised I have never used our iron... it's black, DH chose the most macho looking one he could find as he's the only one who uses it.

Didn't MN do a product trial for an iron aimed at men? (Not literally shock )

Aetae Sat 13-Jul-13 22:15:54

Loads of interesting people missbopeep! Thanks for asking ;)

I'm just saying I think ironing is boring and unnecessary. Ironers may think ironing is necessary and get satisfaction from having done it, which is also fine.

I'm happy to live and let live - it's the suggestion throughout the thread that non-ironers look like they've slept in their clothes and have no standards that I object to - if the ironers of the world genuinely think level of sheet/clothing crumpledness is how one should judge others' 'standards' then I think it's utterly justified to suggest they should get a life.

PessimisticMissPiggy Sat 13-Jul-13 22:23:24

I iron almost everything. Everything.

I clearly have no life.

ShatnersBassoon Sat 13-Jul-13 22:32:27

Ironing is as important as brushing my hair. It's not essential, but I'd feel scruffy and conspicuous if I didn't bother doing either. I like my clothes to look fresh, and being crease-free definitely helps.

Onetwo34 Sun 14-Jul-13 05:03:37

I brush my hair probably once every six months. So ironing is less important to me than brushing my hair, since the last time I did that was possibly for a badge at Brownies.

ravenAK Sun 14-Jul-13 05:35:34

I assume that anyone in my family under 8 probably doesn't care whether their clothes are ironed or not, & anyone over 8 is welcome to make use of the iron.

So far, the iron which dh bought for d1's Hama beads has yet to make contact with an item of clothing.

I do sort of get that some clothes look better ironed, so I'm careful not to buy those sort of clothes. As for ironing lovely crumpled billowy bedding & scorching all the fresh air smell out of it - well, each to their own.

isitsnowingyet Sun 14-Jul-13 05:57:12

Ironing was useful for Hama beads, vaire true.

No one has mentioned the damage to the planet by using all that extra electricity just so your sheets are smooth!

I'd use one very occasionally for shirts/blouses (if they need it) but certainly don't feel pressured to do a big pile of ironing every week. And I've reached an age where I don't care too!

Hoorah grin

snoworneahva Sun 14-Jul-13 06:23:14

I admit to not liking the "ironed" always seemed to accompany someone who looks a bit too pristine and over polished - like their mum has dressed them. Otherwise I don't notice the iron/non iron thing. I don't iron my clothes, never have done, I've washed things again rather than iron them.
A bit disturbed though - I have a crinkle skirt from Mint Velvet, I bought it this year and I love it but am I now sliding into per una territory - I don't shop there so have no idea. confused

lotsofcheese Sun 14-Jul-13 06:42:32

I iron once in a blue moon. DP does his own work shirts & the rest of us look fine without.

I find the best thing for cotton items is to fold & make a pile straight from line-drying. Then the weight of the piled clothes smooths out wrinkles.

And body heat sorts out wrinkles too when you're wearing the item.

I may add that my house is immaculate & I have a cleaner. So I'm not a domestic slattern by any standards! Just that ironing is as dull as fuck!!!

maja00 Sun 14-Jul-13 06:53:31

I cannot be bothered to iron.

If you shake things out and hang them properly on the line they dry without creases.

MrsCampbellBlack Sun 14-Jul-13 07:37:07

I iron - how else can I justfiy watching Real housewives wink blush

But also, I spend quite a bit of £££ on clothes and therefore want them to look nice.

I also iron all of DH's stuff too but then I am a SAHM

SoTiredAgain Sun 14-Jul-13 08:52:56

I don't have a dryer and I don't use fabric conditioner so cotton clothes are a bit stiff and cardboardy so ironing them to make them soft. But I don't iron my DP's clothes and only iron DS's t shirt (he only wears one grin). And I tend to use the iron and go approach rather than having a mountain of ironing to get through.

I iron about 2% of the time but only to justify watching Millionaire Matchmaker

DH irons 98% of the time to justify watching Top Gear

The only things that don't get ironed are underwear, towels and tea towels

TeWiSavesTheDay Sun 14-Jul-13 09:20:15

Our tumbler must be crap because anything that goes in there needs ironing. Off the line they aren't so bad.

I am a selective ironer as well though, some things do just always need it.

LimitedEditionLady Thu 18-Jul-13 12:20:57

Whispers....i iron everything....i cant wear unironed clothes.

Pobblewhohasnotoes Thu 18-Jul-13 12:35:22

I iron stuff that absolutely has to be ironed. That's it. I have better things to do than iron, anything. Anything at all.

Iron bed linen? I know someone who irons tea towels. Why?

WhiteDogBlackSpots Tue 23-Jul-13 13:39:51

I reckon those of you that say you need to iron, stuff your washing machines over full of stuff, making the creases bad after the spin cycle. If you don't over fill, the creases are not bad and when dry you really don't need to iron.
I do have an 8kg washer though so can afford to not have to lie on my back on the kitchen floor, using foot to close the washer door grin

dexter73 Tue 23-Jul-13 13:49:49

I don't over stuff my washing machine. As you say the creases are not bad but they are still creases and look much better if ironed.

poshfrock Tue 23-Jul-13 14:09:33

I love ironing. I find it very satisfying to have lovely piles of neatly folded, creasefree clothes, sheets and TEATOWELS. And it means I get two hours to myself on a Sunday afternoon to watch whatever I like on the telly and everyone knows that I can't be disturbed because I AM IRONING.
I iron everything except DP's work uniform, towels and undies ( although sometimes I do boxers if there's still 10 minutes of film left to watch and I've run out of other stuff to iron).

poshfrock Tue 23-Jul-13 14:10:53

Pobble you can fit more teatowels in a drawer if they have been ironed.

Oh and I fold all my towels like Anthea Turner.

Keztrel Tue 23-Jul-13 14:20:11

I only iron if it's absolutely essential to the garment, so pretty much never. I look very nice, thanks.

DH likes ironing and says once we have a utility room he's going to keep the ironing board up all the time and iron everything!

MrsHoarder Tue 23-Jul-13 14:34:37

poshfrock you have too many teatowels. I've never needed more than I can easily fit in a drawer, even after a large lunch with multiple people roped into drying up.

bellablot Tue 23-Jul-13 15:04:18

Only the perfectionist pragmatist will iron.

The creatives amongst us won't feel the need.

I fit somewhere in the middle. smile

Keztrel Tue 23-Jul-13 15:08:17

I agree with that Bella, going by my sample study of two grin I'm creative and can't see the point in ironing, DH is a perfectionist and a pragmatist and is well into ironing.

XiCi Tue 23-Jul-13 16:43:41

I don't see the point of spending a lot of money on lovely clothes just to look like a crumpled mess when you go out in them.

It literally takes 2 minutes to iron a dress before you put it on so don't understand all these life is too short comments

DiaryOfAWimpyMum Tue 23-Jul-13 16:56:31

I iron everything except bed covers, I cannot go out crumpled my mother would kill me and has sent DS home due to being creased once

Parmarella Tue 23-Jul-13 17:39:46

So .... Life is too short to iron,

But long enough to spend time writing about ironing on MN

I see.... [ grin]

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