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Any One Like Ironing

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago

    I know this is a boring topic, but I want to share my boredom while ironing, I want to know do any men iron... Why because we are women do we have to iron..

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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Just single men, tis the only reason for getting married !

    2. guidebaba profile image61
      guidebabaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I have to even if I don't want to. Therefore created a hub:

      http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Iron

    3. Lady_E profile image82
      Lady_Eposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Brenda, I promise you in a few years time, they would have invented a Robot that can Iron for you while you sit down and relax. smile

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago

    I have been here for 2 months and only just worked out how to start a topic off....... poor me, but I do object to ironing, I hate it.  I used to pay a lady to come in and do it for me, but she moved away, now I have this enormous basket to face, it is not fair!!

  3. cindyvine profile image87
    cindyvineposted 7 years ago

    I hate ironing, when I iron there are brown imprints of the iron on the clothes that don't come off, and the creases are more and ironed in.  Here in China I have an ayi to iron.  In Africa I had a maid or my husband, he learnt how in the military.  In NZ I smoothed the clothes by hand when I took them off the wash line.

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago

    Yes it is beneath us isn't..... I am going to get him to do it when he comes in...... I aint doing it...  does that person do all your housework, is it nice living in China?

    p.s. Men do come in handy for some things, I have to admit..

  5. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    Ironing? what is that? smile

    I choose clothes that don't need ironing. I haven't ironed in years. That is one good thing about living alone wink

    1. Everyday Miracles profile image92
      Everyday Miraclesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yup. Me too!

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago

    that is a very good idea... living alone I mean.

  7. cindyvine profile image87
    cindyvineposted 7 years ago

    Yes, the ayi does all the housework.  The only time in my life I had to do housework was my 5 years in NZ!

    1. blondepoet profile image80
      blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I am with Cindy I frankly cannot iron, I do not own a iron and I never will buy one, my body temperature smooths the lines

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago

    that is not fair, are you rich, or just damn clever..... It is such a horrible thing to have to do, any kind housework, do you even get away without having to cook

  9. LondonGirl profile image92
    LondonGirlposted 7 years ago

    My other half does all the ironing in this household.

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago

    Well done you!!!!! So will mine wait for the shock when he gets in. I will probably have to teach him how to do it.....

    1. LondonGirl profile image92
      LondonGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      We have quite a bit of ironing, but OH does it all. He even starches court collars to a fare-thee-well (-:

      My mother irons all sorts of unnecessary things, in my view - sheets, duvet covers, pillow cases and tea-towels. But my Granny, her mother, ironed socks, T-shirts, and pants.

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        No ironing, against my religion!

  11. cindyvine profile image87
    cindyvineposted 7 years ago

    No I cook, I love cooking, just hate washing dishes lol.  Am not rich, am poor as.  It's one of the advantages of the expat lifestyle.  I grew up on a farm with maids and gardeners, so never learnt how.  Cleaned an oven for the first time in NZ lol and never ever washed a window.

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago

    wow sounds like a heavenly life to me...

  13. cindyvine profile image87
    cindyvineposted 7 years ago

    It's not too bad, I have to say, as I survey my kitchen stacked with dirty dishes waiting for the ayi tomorrow.

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago

    what does ayi stand for =slave, put her on the next plane to Ireland.... why do I presume it is a she, just because she does housework?????

  15. Feline Prophet profile image60
    Feline Prophetposted 7 years ago

    I enjoy ironing clothes that are easy to get the creases out of...it's such a mindless task, it's kind of like therapy! tongue

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago

    Sometimes you can bang the iron down, and pretend it is somebody you are a bit angry with, then when folding clothes, be kinda rough with them, get all the aggression out, ya know what I mean.... still not heard from any male ironers yet...

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    Gods Gardenposted 7 years ago

    I can iron..and cook too! My mama taught me well smile

  18. babedoll50 profile image60
    babedoll50posted 7 years ago

    Cant stand ironing, hate ironing, wont iron, ironing sucks,  I through my iron and ironing board out 10 years ago.  I told hubbie if he wants his stuff ironed he would have to hire someone.

    I take my clothes out of the dryer and hang them immediately sfter they are done.

    Did I mention I hate ironing?

  19. Teresa McGurk profile image61
    Teresa McGurkposted 7 years ago

    No ironing.  Wrinkle-free clothing.  I live alone, and house-work in general is not an issue.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image84
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Ditto smile

      1. alekhouse profile image80
        alekhouseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Double ditto.

  20. cindyvine profile image87
    cindyvineposted 7 years ago

    Ayi is just the Chinese for maid.  Not slave as I do pay her well.  She gets all the same holidays I do every year, all paid, all three months worth.  Did I mention before that if I add up all my holidays it comes to three months?

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      \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      3months holiday, lucky you,lucky maid.....

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    Leta Sposted 7 years ago

    I iron my own clothes (gotta look crisp), but the boys and man I live with can iron their own things. 

    Most of the time, they don't!  Actually, the boys don't even like to change their sheets (gross). smile

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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Change what sheets ??

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago

    should be able to get some help from your fans.........
       you could post us a picture of you ironing B.C.

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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I can't because in all honesty I have never ironed ever, jeeez do I look like a woman ?

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        \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I actually think I saw you last week in Belfast, did you have navy trousers on and they looked like they had been all screwed up in a ball ......... or do your daughters iron 4 u.

  23. fortunerep profile image60
    fortunerepposted 7 years ago

    If it needs ironing, 5 minutes in the dryer works for me, hate ironing, cooking, dishes, all the things mom taught me to do well.  I am on strike this week as a matter of fact.
    dori

  24. cashmere profile image83
    cashmereposted 7 years ago

    Ironing is done by the laundry. regular clothes just get washed and folded.

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago

    what do you mean cashmere by the laundry

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago

    fortunerep......... i always shrink things in the dryer

  27. dipless profile image85
    diplessposted 7 years ago

    I hate Ironing, but my dad always use to do the family's ironing

  28. Darknlovely3436 profile image34
    Darknlovely3436posted 7 years ago

    It's not a boring topic, just yesterday l told my girlfriend
    how much l hate ironing, My children uniforms. Six white tops
    and four skirts every sunday.....so you're not alone...

  29. Ivorwen profile image84
    Ivorwenposted 7 years ago

    I don't like ironing, but love the results... It is worth the trouble for a few items.  The rest I just put in the dryer for a few minutes, and shake out. 

    I like the way a steam iron works.  Ironing can be done without ever taking the garment off the hanger.

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago

    yep once i get this back log out of the way, I will keep on top of it, or my husband will, he is ironing now yipeeeee.....

  31. SweetiePie profile image85
    SweetiePieposted 7 years ago

    I buy outfits that look put together without needing to be ironed.  I simply wash most of my skirts, dresses, in pants in a cold cycle and hang to dry.  Shaking pants and dresses against a wall gets out most of the wrinkles.  Many of us gals do not iron smile.

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago

    Every time I get the iron and ironing board out I think how are we still using these in this century..it does not seem to get easier.  A robot would be  nice

  33. SweetiePie profile image85
    SweetiePieposted 7 years ago

    It just goes to show the prolific fear people used to have of robots and computers taking over human tasks never came to pass.  Personally I love to do my own shopping and laundry, and I would never want to have a robot do it for me!

    1. Lady_E profile image82
      Lady_Eposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well, I guess its good exercise for your arms.........

  34. moposan profile image60
    moposanposted 7 years ago

    dont forget to switch off

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago

    what about you moposan, who irons your smalls

    1. moposan profile image60
      moposanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I got selfpropelled solarpower iron

  36. nyliram profile image61
    nyliramposted 7 years ago

    I like the others seldon iron, if ever, I do own an iron, as an ornament, I put my clothes in a dryer, and then while still hot fold them.
    My good clothes are all made from stuff that doesn't need ironing, I put some fabric softener in the water, and all the Towels etc. come out fluffy no need to iron, same with tee towels.
    Really good jersey I handwash and they dry with out wrinkles.
    But that being said I went to my friends house and she ws ironing knickers, bras the whole lot.
    Just making work is how I figure it.
    How are you Brenda?.

  37. Pearldiver profile image87
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    You can't beat wearing a freshly ironed shirt... so I enjoy doing my own ironing.  Guess it's all about how you are brought up.... & how much you think other people should run around after you..

    1. LondonGirl profile image92
      LondonGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      My other half does all the ironing, but I do all the washing of clothes, we share housework overall.

  38. Beth100 profile image83
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    Always iron our clothes...they look crisp, fresh and top notch.  And yes, I happen to like ironing....

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I hate it with a vengeance. The only clothes I buy all come out of the tumble dryer lookin just fine!

  39. wychic profile image78
    wychicposted 7 years ago

    I don't mind ironing, but then again I generally wear jeans and a t-shirt that don't need ironing (hangers work wonders!) and so most of my ironing is just quilting fabric. Of what does need ironed, my ex-Navy significant other does it all, he's used to being neat and orderly and prefers that it get done right tongue.

  40. Charia Samher profile image80
    Charia Samherposted 7 years ago

    When I was still working, I do ironing once a week. I am a full time mom for two years now and I barely remember the last time I did that thing. smile

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago

    lots of help and advice here, I am taking it all in....

  42. Lisa HW profile image82
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    I only iron if I'm going somewhere that requires it in clothes that require it.   I hate it because I'm a left-handed ironer, and there's the whole cord situation.  (I know there are left-handed irons, but I've never been bothered looking for one.)  The other thing is I'm a perfectionist, but that doesn't go well with also being a person who really doesn't want to burn my fingers.  It just makes for a tension-filled experience, always watching out not to put the hot iron on the wandering cord.

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago

    I have seen on here on someones hub an iron with no cord, it is going to change my life, check it out guidebaba, wrote a hub all about ironing...

  44. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    I happen to enjoy ironing. I wouldn't wear something that wasn't ironed. I may have wild and messy hair but my clothes don't match ...

  45. Lisa HW profile image82
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    For ages I've always thought, "I'm going to get either a cordless iron or one for left-handed people."  Instead, I've had a total of two irons over the course of my adult life.   They're not expensive.  I don't know why I just don't buy one that's easier.  I guess I just don't go down the aisles where irons are sold - maybe...

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago

    get yourself down that isle Lisa change your life, be liberated.............  or order one on line.....

    1. Lisa HW profile image82
      Lisa HWposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think I have some deep, psychological, thing holding me back from buying a new iron.  I shop up a storm online and off for all kinds of other things.   smile   I seem to be developing a similar kind of "issue" with buying a new hair-dryer.  Mine went, and I just adjusted to not having one.  It's been years now.  smile  Maybe I should keep your word, "liberating", in mind.  I think that would make buying an iron (and a hair-dryer) seem more urgent.  smile  (Now, curling irons I'll buy even when I don't need them.)

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago

    well since we women end up doing the horrible jobs, anything we buy to make the jobs easier for ourselves is liberating...

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago

    i would say it does too.....

  49. andromida profile image77
    andromidaposted 7 years ago

    I like ironing -kind of exercise.

    1. Lisa HW profile image82
      Lisa HWposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      When my son (now grown) was eleven he started to like the idea of getting up really early for school, ironing his clothes, and (I guess) kind of feeling grown up and "responsible".  It was his idea, and not mine; so I let him iron his shirt and pants each day.  He really seemed to enjoy it.  "Strange," I thought.  His ironing phase ended once he got to high school, but to this day he's still more likely to iron than his younger brother or sister are.   smile

    2. blondepoet profile image80
      blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      How much do you charge per hour?

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago

    would you like a job then?????

    1. andromida profile image77
      andromidaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

         Nope.

 
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