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AIBU to think that NO ONE irons fitted fucking sheets

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Utterlybananas333 · 23/03/2022 08:24

Because there are possibly two hundred and eighty five million better things I could be doing with my time. And uh I have a life?!!?? In fact I'm pretty sure lots of people don't even iron the duvet cover (the bit that you actually bloody see! )DH and I got in to a semi serious fight over it last night. He was positively horrified when he saw me putting on a *scream UNironed fitted sheet on the bed. I had spent ages ironing the rest of the bedding (duvet and pillow covers) and two kids' bedding so this royally pissed me off. So, tell me I'm not being unreasonable All you normal folks with your heads screwed on correctly.

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Mumdiva99 · 23/03/2022 08:37

Depends.....poly cotton sheets just shake and fold nicely.

High cotton thread sheets....yes iron. The creases don't fall out on their own.

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savehannah · 23/03/2022 08:38

Another one here who has never ironed bedding ever. Always had polycotton that never needed it.
Dh bought new bamboo bedding that gets all crumpled. I made it clear I wasn't ironing it and had been perfectly happy with our non crumpling previous bedding. He had a go at ironing the duvet cover, realised what a pain in the arse it is and since then we live with the crumples.

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saggyhairyass · 23/03/2022 08:38

I don't iron fitted sheets. Or any other bedding. Come to think of it I only iron school uniform and DH's shirts. DD moans about crumpled t-shirts and I just point to where the irining board is kept.

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sunisblinding · 23/03/2022 08:39

I'm another person that doesn't own an iron.

I've told DH he's welcome to buy one and iron his clothes if he's that bothered.

MIL is outraged. Dgaf.

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Whatwouldscullydo · 23/03/2022 08:39

Iron is a swear word in my house. If there's a particularly bad area I might get the ghds on it. But I don't iron.

I have perfected the clothing purchases that wash and hang try/tumble dry without needing to be ironed.

Dunno where my iron even is

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DappledThings · 23/03/2022 08:41

I do. I iron nearly everything. So does my dad.

DH doesn't care about it and certainly doesn't have any expectation that I do it.

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knittingaddict · 23/03/2022 08:41

I never ironed fitted sheets but did iron duvet covers and pillowcases. Then a difficult life event happened and didn't have time to do it any more. It made zero difference to my life, doesn't look nearly as bad as I imagined and I will never iron bedding again.

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DoorLion · 23/03/2022 08:41

Of course you are right.
I don’t iron sheets, fitted or otherwise. Or duvet covers.
Er, or anything at all.

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poorbuthappy · 23/03/2022 08:42

I iron. I am incapable of washing and drying without creasing.
I accept my fate.
BUT I don't iron fitted sheets.
I do iron tea towels but that's only because if I don't the drawer doesn't shut properly.

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BarbaraofSeville · 23/03/2022 08:42

I've never ironed any bedding in my life. Not even pillow cases or duvet covers. Just why would anyone do that?

I don't understand how this has this only just come up? Surely you haven't been ironing the sheets up to now?

But yes, if he wants ironed bedding, he can do it. Or pay to send it out.

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Lazypuppy · 23/03/2022 08:42

I iron pretty much everything, and bottom sheets look so much better ironed imo.

But YANBU to not iron, if he wants it ironed he can do it

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BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz · 23/03/2022 08:42

Yabu to iron any-thing- bedding at all. If he likes stuff ironed he cab do it himself.

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GETTINGLIKEMYMOTHER · 23/03/2022 08:42

The only bedding I ever iron is the outer pillowcases for guests.

Fitted sheet, duvet cover and inner pillowcases* all get stuffed into the an outer one, so I can find them quickly in our far too small airing cupboard. Grateful thanks to whoever it was on MN for that genius tip!

*only to protect pillows, so they don’t need washing too often.

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13cap · 23/03/2022 08:43

God no way does he have ocd could be why he’s getting so angry? and I buy seersucker bedding for my bed so it doesn’t look creased anyway

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RagzRebooted · 23/03/2022 08:44

I very rarely iron anything. I ironed bedding once, to see what the fuss was about. Wasn't worth it. Kids iron their own uniforms.

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BarbaraofSeville · 23/03/2022 08:44

Oh, and we have naice MN approved high thread count cotton bedding and that still doesn't change the fact that it doesn't get ironed.

Ironed bedding may look/feel nicer, but not to the extent that I'm wrestling it to iron it.

Ironing is for weddings, funerals and job interviews only here and thankfully none of those have been necessary for years.

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antwacky · 23/03/2022 08:46

I love ironed bedding and iron all of mine including the fitted sheets but I would never expect anyone to do the same, different strokes

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timeforteaforyouandme · 23/03/2022 08:46

Who is he trying to impress?

Really he's just earned himself a new job

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EthelTheAardvark · 23/03/2022 08:47

For goodness sake, stop ironing bedding. It's a total waste of time.

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babywalker56 · 23/03/2022 08:49

I personally still don't understand why people iron bedding in the first place. It seems so unnecessary and long

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AngelinaFibres · 23/03/2022 08:49

@GrazingSheep

Dh loves ironing
He does all the sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers.

Same here. That is one if DHs jobs. He irons the fitted sheet sufficiently to enable it to be folded and rolled small enough to fit in the fitted sheets drawer.
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BoldMove · 23/03/2022 08:51

How do you even iron fitted sheets????!!! I don't like the creases but I'm obviously not fussed. Once aired, the duvet cover then covers them up nicely. That's why its called a duvet COVER surely?

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furballfun · 23/03/2022 08:54

The only thing I iron are Hama beads. So, assuming your bedding is made of cotton rather than plastic beads, YANBU. On the other hand, if your bedding is made of Hama beads, there are other questions....

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silentpool · 23/03/2022 08:55

I do iron my bedding and I do it during webinars or weekly company wide meetings (where camera is off). But I bought one of those steam generator irons, which makes short work of it. I also do not use fitted sheets because I find them too hard to iron. So it's flat sheets all the way.

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Topseyt · 23/03/2022 08:55

What is an iron? What is ironing? I don't do ironing at all. Just wash, hang carefully to dry, fold and put away.

Personally, I would have told him bluntly that if he wanted it ironed then he could iron it himself, end of discussion.

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