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Old 03-15-2012, 09:15 PM   #1991
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I'm 51, I don't iron...had my fill and it's not a chore I enjoy. I would rather wash dishes and clean the bathroom.
Wanna come wash my dishes (I have a dishwasher) and clean my bathroom? I'll be happy to do your ironing.
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:32 PM   #1992
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dancing slow at his neck i remember still the burned smell of pressed shirt....
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The main time I iron is if one of James's shirts needs a little touch-up. Why I bother, I don't know. I make sure it is nice and smooth, then I hand it to him and he puts it on the bed in a wad! I keep telling him that when a man goes out looking a mess, it isn't him people (ok, women) are looking at, but it is the wife. "What kind of woman lets her husband go out looking like that?!" One time he was wearing a horribly mismatched outfit (two different prints). Every time we passed someone I said, "He dressed himself!" He went to the barber to get his hair cut, and when he came out he was laughing (I had waited in the car). He said the barber asked him, "Doesn't your wife dress you better than that?!"
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:11 PM   #1994
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The main time I iron is if one of James's shirts needs a little touch-up. Why I bother, I don't know. I make sure it is nice and smooth, then I hand it to him and he puts it on the bed in a wad! I keep telling him that when a man goes out looking a mess, it isn't him people (ok, women) are looking at, but it is the wife. "What kind of woman lets her husband go out looking like that?!" One time he was wearing a horribly mismatched outfit (two different prints). Every time we passed someone I said, "He dressed himself!" He went to the barber to get his hair cut, and when he came out he was laughing (I had waited in the car). He said the barber asked him, "Doesn't your wife dress you better than that?!"
My hubby once got asked why I don't make him wear better shoes with the clothes that make him look nice. Baby steps. I've got him wearing dress clothes when appropriate instead of jeans and a t-shirt regardless of the circumstance and colors other than grey and black. I've made progress. But telling a guy he needs to wear better shoes with his dress clothes is just asking to have him pick apart the number and variety of shoes you own (blah blah blah too many). And for a girl, I don't really have that many.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:19 PM   #1995
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I ex DH (the self-proclaimed Scottish hooligan), was misbehaving in a restaurant. One of my friends said, "You can dress him up, but you can't take him any where." The waitress (also a friend) chimed in, "From what I hear, you can't dress him up."
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:24 PM   #1996
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Wanna come wash my dishes (I have a dishwasher) and clean my bathroom? I'll be happy to do your ironing.
Let me see if I can rent a Boxcar for the ironing pile, I'll be right there.
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:34 PM   #1997
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I don't enjoy ironing, but there are some of my cotton shirts that just need it, especially along the buttons and button holes, and since I ironed those, I just seem to keep going and do the whole thing.

Having a good iron helps somewhat. I have a EuroPro Shark and it is really great, you can push down on the steam button, and it will keep going until the tank is empty, one pass over the cloth is all it needs, it really is an easy one to use. When I'm in a hotel and need to iron, I realize just how bad a cheap iron can be!
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I can't remember the last time I used steam. I just spritz clothes with the plant sprayer. It takes out the wrinkles quicker and I don't have to clean the danged iron.

Remember when steam irons needed distilled water?
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I can't remember the last time I used steam. I just spritz clothes with the plant sprayer. It takes out the wrinkles quicker and I don't have to clean the danged iron.

Remember when steam irons needed distilled water?
You're supposed to clean an iron?

Mine is 10 years old and I've never cleaned it. Hasn't spit out any nasty stuff yet, so maybe I'm safe!
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I don't enjoy ironing, but there are some of my cotton shirts that just need it, especially along the buttons and button holes, and since I ironed those, I just seem to keep going and do the whole thing.

Having a good iron helps somewhat. I have a EuroPro Shark and it is really great, you can push down on the steam button, and it will keep going until the tank is empty, one pass over the cloth is all it needs, it really is an easy one to use. When I'm in a hotel and need to iron, I realize just how bad a cheap iron can be!
I have a Shark as well. Even though I don't iron clothes a lot, I do sew, which means a lot of ironing as you go.
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