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Old 06-23-2019, 07:18 AM
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This is something that my grandmother has always done.

How do you do it? I have a mini steamer and an iron w/ an ironing board and I just can't do it well enough for it to be worth it .

Just curious .


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Old 06-23-2019, 07:21 AM
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Heck, no! But I'm lazy about things like that. I don't even iron my husband's shirts! If he wants them ironed....
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Old 06-23-2019, 07:24 AM
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I get (maybe) ironing that swishy, pretty cocktail dress.

I wish I had the luxury of time to even thinking of ironing bedsheets. I'm lucky I get in a shower without being nagged.

Could see ironing used like Zen mediation, tho...
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Old 06-23-2019, 07:27 AM
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My Grandma & Great Aunts never worked outside of the home. They always either ironed their sheets or sent them out to a laundry. They also didnt have electric dryers to toss those wrinkles away. Me Never!
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Old 06-23-2019, 07:40 AM
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Nope. Thought never really crossed my mind until we started using Dd's sheets that are super wrinkly, but still no!


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Old 06-23-2019, 07:42 AM
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...when I was a child we still washed sheets in a wringer-washer and hung them on the line. We didn't iron the entire sheet - only the part of the top sheet that you fold over the blanket. And pillowcases. I learned to use an iron by ironing pillowcases.

My grandmother never did like the idea of an electric washer and dryer. Many of her children offered to buy them for her but she really only accepted the need to use them when she went to live with her eldest daughter.

I still hang sheets on the line, but I don't iron them. I don't iron much of anything these days.
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Old 06-23-2019, 07:42 AM
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I can't remember the last time I ironed something besides fabric I was sewing!

Not enough time for that!
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Old 06-23-2019, 07:43 AM
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I echo Tawaki: iron sheets? Seriously?

My goal is to get stuff, including sheets, out of the dryer at the right time so they are smooth and fab.

I really can’t get over the concept of ironing sheets. I was an only child in an old-fashioned household: Dad worked and Mom and Grandma, who lived with us, spent all day on household chores. Even they didn’t iron sheets. Of course, this was in the days of clotheslines.
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Old 06-23-2019, 07:49 AM
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My mother had a mangle that she used for ironing sheets, tablecloths, handkerchiefs, and much of the rest of the family laundry.

When permanent press came in, she got rid of the mangle! Permanent press was a very liberating invention!

My sheets are not permanent press...but I just retrieve them from the dryer promptly and they are good enough for me.


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Old 06-23-2019, 07:57 AM
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Iron? What is this thing called iron?

Truth be told, I love ironed sheets but do not have the time or desire to do it myself.
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Old 06-23-2019, 08:02 AM
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My grandmother used to send her sheets/pillowcases out to be ironed. She came from a wealthy background, maybe she was raised by her own mother to insist on pressed sheets? My mother still folds her sheets in a vertical accordion fold-this is how my grandmother requested they be folded when sent out to be iron- straight from the dryer, but still irons her pillowcases with a regular iron . I iron our pillowcases, damp from the dryer with a regular iron. I just like our pillowcases to have a crisp/ironed look to them, at least when bedding is first changed.

I imagine my children to abandon all the family traditions when they have their own homes.

I love to iron, it's very relaxing chore for me! Strange, I've never considered getting a steamer!
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Old 06-23-2019, 08:05 AM
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iron???

the last time i used an iron was in February to iron on letters for my math team's competition...and the time before that was the PREVIOUS FEBRUARY...to iron on letters for that math team!
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Old 06-23-2019, 08:21 AM
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I'll admit it. I iron pillowcases. I like ironing, though. I find it very satisfying and I like the way the pillowcases look when I make my bed in the morning.
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Old 06-23-2019, 09:12 AM
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That's just funny to me. When I put my sheets on my bed, they're so stretched that they aren't wrinkled any longer. So I guess in one sense, I do!

I've never heard of anyone doing that, but it's interesting!
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Old 06-23-2019, 09:34 AM
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Because I demand wrinkle-free. I have a super rigorous daily skin care regimen and and I don’t want sheet wrinkles making creases on my skin.
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Old 06-23-2019, 09:58 AM
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I'm just thrilled to have clean sheets! Never considered ironing should be part of bed card, too!
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Old 06-23-2019, 10:06 AM
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Who has time for that? Life is too short. I don't even own an iron.

Hifi, you have got to be kidding!! If you're not, you may want to invest in silk pillowcases. I've heard they help control facial wrinkles, but I can't confirm that myself, as I've never been concerned enough to purchase them.
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Old 06-23-2019, 10:18 AM
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This is such an interesting thread. Yes, my mother ironed the sheets and tablecloths and everything else because she only had a washing machine and had to hang everything up to dry. Everything would be stiff and wrinkled. She was lucky to even have a washing machine because all our neighbors washed by hand.
I don't iron. I don't know where my iron is. I think someone borrowed it and never returned it. I haven't missed it either.
I do love the feeling of ironed sheets in hotels, even in a lowly Holiday Inn. It screams luxury.
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Old 06-23-2019, 10:28 AM
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I have never heard of such a thing .

I don't even iron clothes 99% of the time. I usually just throw them back in the dryer if they end up looking wrinkled. I might iron if it's a really special occasion and I want whatever I'm wearing to look perfect.
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Old 06-23-2019, 10:45 AM
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I don't. But I feel like I need to now.

I don't iron too often. I usually leave it for my mom to do when she comes to visit. She likes to iron.
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Old 06-23-2019, 11:40 AM
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When I was a kid, my friend's mom ironed everything. Well, maybe not everything. I don't think she ironed socks. I do remember her ironing bras though.

My mom said that if you couldn't see it, it didn't need ironing. So, no ironing underwear for her. As to sheets, once you got them on the bed, the major wrinkles disappeared. And, when you slept in them, they wrinkled anyway.

If my husband suggested I iron our sheets, I'd tell him he needs another wife. This wife doesn't iron sheets.
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Old 06-23-2019, 11:54 AM
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I do, but we hang all our laundry to dry. Once I learned a dryer uses more electricity than the 'fridge, clothes washer, and dishwasher combined, I stopped using it.
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Old 06-23-2019, 12:23 PM
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My DH does. He hates it when the edges of pillowcases are wrinkled. God, I love him!
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Old 06-23-2019, 01:22 PM
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Last time we changed the sheets, DH said that the top of the flat sheet needed ironing. I must have given him a weird look because he immediately said, “Or not.”

I don’t even iron clothes. If it requires ironing, I don’t buy it. I remember ironing pillowcases and Dad’s handkerchiefs.
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Old 06-23-2019, 01:34 PM
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That would be a great big “NO WAY”!!! When I was a kid my great aunt used to iron everything, including sheets, pillowcases, towels, dishcloths, and underwear. One of my chores on Saturdays was to iron pillowcases, cloth napkins, etc. but my Mom did not iron sheets. Since I have retired, I can count on the fingers of one hand how many times I have ironed anything!
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Old 06-23-2019, 01:51 PM
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ironing bras??!!!

that seems like the ONE thing you wouldn't want ironed...
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Old 06-23-2019, 02:01 PM
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I like to iron, I iron about 80% of my own clothing, my husband's shirts, and my children's nice clothing. The only linens I ever ironed were my grandfather's hankies.

I noticed that with each new washing machine we get the washed items come out more and more wrinkled.
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Old 06-23-2019, 06:14 PM
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I was raised in a family where everything was ironed except socks (and bras). My dad will not even do yard work in jeans that are not creased. So... I have lightened my ironing through the years but I do iron the top sheet and pillowcases for our guest beds. I gave up on our bed. The beds look so fresh when the edges are turned down with decorative pillows.
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Old 06-23-2019, 07:24 PM
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I can remember my mom ironed everything including sheets and handkerchiefs. My grandmas did, too. My mom used to iron while watching The Edge of Night soap opera. I used to iron when I was working. Since I retired I have ironed a shirt once in a blue moon. (How’d you like that old saying?)
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