How long does it take you to iron your clothes?

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  1. zyg0te

    zyg0te I've made a huge mistake.

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    slacks usually take me about 3 minutes, but my button ups always take anywhere from 12-20 :ugh:

    I fuckin hate getting the sleeves too... are there any secrets to getting them ironed quickly?
     
  2. quid

    quid I Piss Excellence OT Supporter

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    iron :confused:
     
  3. charles foster kane

    charles foster kane New Member

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    - do the sleeves first, because then you can more or less bunch the rest of the shirt up on the board
    - stretch them out flat with the fold on the stitched seam, iron
    - the more carefully you lay out the shirt before you iron it the better
    - use the square end of the ironing board as 'shoulders'
    - always iron the collar and cuffs


    presto, 2-3 minutes max


    I suck at trousers though :embd:
     
  4. m1lk

    m1lk New Member

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    i dont know how to iron my clothes.
     
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    w00tpoint New Member

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    truth. i do this and then crease the sleeves and spot iron anything else that needs it, and its perfect in like 2 minutes.
     
  6. Gek

    Gek Go for broke

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    nice i never knew about this, i'm going to try it out today.
     
  7. ihaveanevilplan

    ihaveanevilplan Everybody wake up, wake up, it's time to get down Moderator

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    since i have to wear dress shirts every single day, i just get those suckers drycleaned

    washed, starched, pressed and put up on the hanger all in one go
     
  8. Bernice

    Bernice New Member

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    I don't iron my clothes, I throw them in the dryer for a few minutes and let the heat release most of the wrinkles. It's not perfect, but it works because I'm always in a hurry.
     
  9. projectalpha

    projectalpha 二號 Stunna

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    You shouldn't starch your dress shirts. :)
     
  10. ihaveanevilplan

    ihaveanevilplan Everybody wake up, wake up, it's time to get down Moderator

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    why not?

    i like them lightly starched :hs:
     
  11. Rawrsome

    Rawrsome RAWR

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    Takes my mom about five minutes. :o
     
  12. projectalpha

    projectalpha 二號 Stunna

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    starch will decrease the longevity of your shirts.
     
  13. ihaveanevilplan

    ihaveanevilplan Everybody wake up, wake up, it's time to get down Moderator

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    ahh time to goto Ross :mamoru:
     
  14. Leedguitar

    Leedguitar New Member

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    Amen... I'm the same way. The money is well worth the saved time and frustration. I've heard the whole "starch lessens the life" bit, but if you still wear the same shirts for two years, then you may be a bit outdated. It gives me a reason to keep the clothing current.
     
  15. Atmosphere

    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    i hate ironing pants, especially if i iron a crease down the legs :hs:
     
  16. ihaveanevilplan

    ihaveanevilplan Everybody wake up, wake up, it's time to get down Moderator

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    i dry clean those too :mamoru:
     
  17. hyper

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    When I don't stratch my shirts I always get creases throughout the day around my belly (no its not that big), anything you can do about that?
     
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    spirited driver New Member

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    Booyah, exactly :cool:
     
  19. Soren

    Soren OT Supporter

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    how do i figure out where a good drycleaner is? are asians good at it?
     
  20. ihaveanevilplan

    ihaveanevilplan Everybody wake up, wake up, it's time to get down Moderator

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    unless i'm getting specialty items done, i figure every dry cleaner is pretty much the same in terms of dress shirts (the staple of their business)

    though i have found some places to be a bit more meticulous about replacing creases such
     

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