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Aibu to not iron bed sheets

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lalaland1985 Mon 05-Sep-16 22:29:03

We have a superking bed. For the past hour and a half I have been standing ironing sheets to put on the bed. I have only managed the flat sheet and pillow cases. I have the bloody duvet cover and fitted sheet to go! Aibu to fling it all on in its creased form!?

rubberducker Mon 05-Sep-16 22:30:15

YANBU - I never iron bed linen, life is too short.

Sativa Mon 05-Sep-16 22:31:22

I never iron anything, let alone bedsheets smile

DramaAlpaca Mon 05-Sep-16 22:31:42

I was just coming on to say exactly the same as rubberducker - life's too short to iron bed linen.

Just throw it on the bed and the creases will fall out when you sleep in it.

DeadGood Mon 05-Sep-16 22:31:50

I will never understand people who iron bedsheets.

FinnMcCool Mon 05-Sep-16 22:32:05

Yanbu. Life is too short. Nobody sees the sheet and pillowcases and duvet cover look OK smoothed out on the bed.

Rattusn Mon 05-Sep-16 22:32:08

Yabu to even contemplate ironing bedding.

Snazarooney Mon 05-Sep-16 22:32:11

I never iron mine.

RunningLulu Mon 05-Sep-16 22:32:44

Just throw it on and then have a nap on it. It'll be lovely and crease free.

TrampyCat Mon 05-Sep-16 22:32:50

I've never ironed mine!! straight out of the dryer onto the bed lovely soft fresh sheets couldn't care less about any creases

FinnMcCool Mon 05-Sep-16 22:32:50

Lol. Massive cross post.

ArmyInRed Mon 05-Sep-16 22:33:29

I don't iron mine, i used to until one day I didn't and realised they looked no different.

ginghamstarfish Mon 05-Sep-16 22:34:11

Have never ironed bedding except the odd pillowcase if having guests to stay.

Mysterycat23 Mon 05-Sep-16 22:35:50

Maybe iron the duvet cover if I'm feeling posh/bored but never the bottom sheet. Actually now I think about it the last time I ironed bedclothes was probably 3 years ago or more..

Top tip from family friend who ran a B and B.. she made the bed then ironed all the visible bits. Swore it saved time. Worth a go? smile

Totallyspies17 Mon 05-Sep-16 22:37:00

I have never ironed a sheet. I also don't iron duvet covers or pjs or anything bed related!

TyneTeas Mon 05-Sep-16 22:38:04

My Gran used to iron dusters. I don't even iron clothes.

Brown76 Mon 05-Sep-16 22:39:48

I'd given up ironing mine but asked MIL how she does it, hers are always perfectly pressed. She folds them into four (in half and in half again) while damp and irons each side. Takes five minutes! Can't believe I've been trying to iron them 'unfolded' all these years.

mathsmum314 Mon 05-Sep-16 22:40:24

Why would you iron bed sheets? Its as bad as ironing underwear, socks and newspapers. WTF?

PickAChew Mon 05-Sep-16 22:41:18

YANBU. I might iron pillowcases if they got snarled up in the dryer with the duvet cover and came out looking like origami gone badly wrong, but bugger anything else.

lalaland1985 Mon 05-Sep-16 22:43:00

Oh my goodness brown! I will be trying that next time. This time I am embracing the creases. Lets see if DH notices. Highly unlikely!

SaturdaySurprise Mon 05-Sep-16 22:45:01

My MIL always ironed her bed linen until she broke her arm at the age of 75 and couldn't iron for a while. She then realised that they're fine unironed and no longer does it.

It's a total waste of time.

Runningupthathill82 Mon 05-Sep-16 22:45:26

Who the fuck irons bed sheets?! Seriously? Is it the same people who buy plug ins?!

turquoisetoad Mon 05-Sep-16 22:47:28

I've never ironed a bedsheet in my life and never plan to!

mineofuselessinformation Mon 05-Sep-16 22:48:08

I don't like sleeping on un-ironed sheets, but each to their own...
How on earth has it taken you that long?
Seriously, I'm not being snarky, just wondering....
Believe me, I don't enjoy ironing (or changing) king size or above bed linen.
Fold duvet cover in half and then quarters. Iron each side and then flip through and iron each side again.
For flat sheets, fold in quarters and iron each side. If fitted sheets, fold in half lengthways (corner into corner) and then into quarters (corners into corners again) - iron each side.
That's enough. 20 mins max for a full set of linen.
Iron or non-iron is up to you, but that's the quickest way for me.
But, don't cram to much into your washing machine - it helps to reduce creasing in the wash.

lalaland1985 Mon 05-Sep-16 22:48:24

No plug ins running. Diffusers though!

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