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Does everyone have something that lives in the bottom of the ironing basket?

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Mumwhensdinnerready Fri 17-Jul-09 10:23:22

In the bottom of my ironing basket lives a shirt belonging to DH.
It's been there a year.
It's so evil to iron that whenever I get down that far I think "Oh I'll do it next time". The trouble is I also know that once it's hung in the wardrobe DH will wear it the next day and then it will be back in the ironing basket.

I'm not a great ironer. I can go 8 weeks in winter without ironing when everone wears fleeces and jumpersgrin. But there's always the odd shirt that can't survive with 1 minute in the tumble dryer and a quick shake.
Also in summer I do iron T shirts and there are four of us.

And there's a top of mine made of some crumply crepe fabric that often keeps the shirt company.

Hassled Fri 17-Jul-09 10:24:27

I have clothes that have been in the bottom of the ironing basket for so long that the DCs have outgrown them.

bran Fri 17-Jul-09 10:28:18

I don't have an ironing basket. The only things that get ironed in our house are DH's work shirts and he either does them himself or we pay our cleaner to take them away and iron them.

If you fold t-shirts when they come off the line they don't need ironing IM(lazy)O.

bran Fri 17-Jul-09 10:28:55

I do have things that linger at the bottom of my laundry basket though. If they've been there more than a year I throw them away.

StealthPolarBear Fri 17-Jul-09 10:29:02

yep, all my ironing
shall I do it today?? Shall I?

BonsoirAnna Fri 17-Jul-09 10:29:25

Just send it to recycling.

NorbertDentressangle Fri 17-Jul-09 10:33:43

In the bottom of the ironing basket is:

-DP's shirt thats a bugger to iron
-a top that belongs to me but it needs mending
- DD's skirt that I've "hidden" there as she loves it and I think its hideous (so its a case of out of sight, out of mind)!

I also have stuff in the bottom of the dirty washing basket:

-2 tops that need handwashing but as they're "posh" ones that I have no plans on wearing in the immediate future they are still there

-DP's wool Fat Face jumper, hand-wash only and too warm for this weather anyway so it can wait

Mumwhensdinnerready Fri 17-Jul-09 10:43:57

Yes I've been known to "lose" hideous garments in there until they are outgrown.

princessmel Fri 17-Jul-09 10:47:45

Not the irning basket, as I don't really iron...

But yes in the washing basket.

I had 2 flippy 'gypsy' skirts in there for way over a year. Mainly cos they needed hand washing which is a pain. Plus I had gone off them.

But now I am pregnant I am wearing them again and they are great (elasticated waist). I got over the handwashing problem by using the cold water handwash programme on the machine. I was too scared to do it before as one is bright purple and one is bright teal. I put them both in the same wash and they were fine!

gardeningmum05 Fri 17-Jul-09 10:53:25

no ironing basket as dont iron wink lifes too short grin

goodbook Fri 17-Jul-09 11:12:52

I never got to the end of my ironing basket pile for about eleven years (age of dd!). It was usually at least half-full all the time. Finally had to get it sorted out as we were making the house presentable to sell it.

I had rotated what was at the bottom, so when I finally reached the bottom earlier this year, I found clothes labelled "age 5". So there had been some turn over during that eleven years grin.

I had a stupendous sense of satisfaction when the basket was finally emptied [slightly pathetic]. It had irritated me immensely, but I always managed to justify spending time avoiding ironing in creative play with dd.

I've really enjoyed keeping it empty in the last few months [preen].

<gives self strict talking-to to maintain good track record in new home>

Flo23 Fri 17-Jul-09 11:17:05

Black maternity dress remains at bottom of basket. DS2 nearly 2.

May iron it at some point soon- am now expecting DC3!

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