Pressed

5.19.2011

I love blogging, but it is really very addictive time consuming. So time consuming that I am behind on so many things around this house. Many of you make the statement in your comments of how do I do it all? The answer is I don't. I wish I could say that I have someone come in and clean my house, but I don't. I clean the house, take care of the yard, do the laundry and occasionally cook. Oh, and babysit now and then, too. What I really want to do is paint and take pictures. Oh, yea and go junking, too. Yep, that is what blogging has done to me.

My least favorite job of all is ironing!


 Hate it. Despise it. Get my drift?  What? You like to iron? Really? No way!! I will pay you to iron my stuff.
Now, I do love pressed clothing and I do love to take time to press sheets for guests. It is that little extra touch, but........

..........who in their right mind likes to stand over a hot steamy iron on their feet for hours? Not me.
This is only a smidgen of what has piled up. I know wire hangers are a no no. I just use them in the laundry room.Thank goodness Mr. Savvy's dress shirts go to the cleaners to get all crispy starched. I can't get them that hard. I swear they can stand on their own.

 Oh, and the laundry room. That is another space that really needs to be freshened up, but first I have to sand, scrape and paint the deck before it gets really hot here.



 Well, I guess I better get back to work. I still have all this and more!

Now, go do something fun. I will be here ironing so our clothes will finally be pressed!

Tell me do you like to iron or do you even have to?

KIM

57 comments:

  1. I usually save up a bunch of ironing too. I don't mind it but I don't love it either. I do more of it in the warmer months for sure. It's good to see that none of us can do it "all". Thanks for keeping it real Kim!

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  2. I bet you don't dislike ironing more than I do.:D I pull out that board and iron only when absolutely necessary.
    Enjoy your weekend.

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  3. Rarely do I iron. If you have to iron it, I'm not buying it. Nuff said.
    Brenda

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  4. I HATE to iron. I only iron when I have to. Even though, like you, I do like pressed clothing and sheets for guests. My mom on the other hand? She loves it. And her mom would iron the underwear! I think they found their "zen" when ironing. I lose mine when doing it. lol!

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  5. We wear mostly wash and wear. I iron small little things here and there but mostly I send it out to the cheapo cleaners.

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  6. I don't hate ironing but I don't love it either. I iron my blouses for work and church, but we try to take everything out of the dryer on fluff and hang it up immediately. Hubby wears shorts/jeans and polos to work but they don't need to be ironed as he has a physical job. I like that he looks put together in the polos, but ironing them would be a waste of time for me.

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  7. Kim I have a pile of ironing on my dryer that's bigger then yours, maybe after seeing this post it will motivate me to go and do some! I hate ironing but wrinkled clothes drive me nuts so everything gets ironed. I'm like you too and iron sheets especially the pillow cases. Well I'm still not feelin motivated but I better get my butt in gear and go do some!! Martina

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  8. I wear a lot of knit shirts and they don't have to be ironed, I make sure I hang them straight out of the dryer. I only have a few things a week to iron and I am not really crazy about it, however I try to get it done right away, then I don't stress over it every time I see it. No, I don't think any of us can do it all. I do all the house cleaning, yard work and yes I do cook everyday, plus I do a ton of volunteer work that take up a couple of days a week, so I just do what I can and hope that's ok. Hugs, Marty

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  9. Kim, OK this is where I am crazy, I LOVE to IRON... It's a relaxing thing.. I know COO COO... If I lived closer I would come over and do it for you...

    pattie

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  10. Ironing is on my to do list too and Yes I hate it but I find it much more enjoyable if Hgtv or good movie is on when I do it!!

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  11. I don't iron. I buys clothes that don't require ironing. I told hubby that if he wants his dress shirts ironed he can do it himself (and he has not problem doing that).

    I gave away my ironing board years ago. It just sat there all alone in the laundry room.

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  12. An iron...what's that? Reminds me of a long time ago when I was playing charades w/ my then little kids and the word was "iron". My daughter looked at me quizzically and asked, what's that...hahaha!!! I am w/ you, I wish I could paint all day and since I have been bitten, my house looks like chit :)

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  13. I hate to iron and I don't iron. If my hubby needs one of his dress shirts ironed, he does it himself. I tend to stay away from buying clothing that needs ironing and I warn my husband and son of certain pieces that just scream, "I will need to be ironed if you buy me!" when we are in a store. The only time I will iron is if they are short on time and need help to get ready and I can see they are panicing. Then I will iron and only because I love them! : )

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  14. Kim,
    Here's the perfect solution--start your own business of painted furniture you find and redo while junking, or that which you do for others, (lots of blog material there) and with the money you earn, hire someone who irons, to come in and help with household stuff.
    Best,
    Susan

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  15. Wow, Kim!
    I HATE ironing. No, wait. LOATHE it :)
    The only things I iron are the vintage linens I sell on etsy!
    If I buy something (usually yard sale or GoodWill cheap) and it comes out of the dryer all wrinkled it goes back into the donate pile. I have not ironed in about 15 years...(I used to iron my hubby's work clothes every day!) the fabric has to be wrinkle-free. Even the cotton items.
    I do however, LOVE to vacuum and do the laundry...
    Let's not talk about re-doing a deck--ours is due for a re-staining, soon!
    Happy Home making!
    ~me

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  16. The only time I iron is when I'm sewing, LOL... is that bad, my crafts get ironed but my clothes don't!

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  17. Hi Kim,
    Great post. I dislike ironing except for vintage linens. I love bringing them back to life.

    Since Mr. Sissie retired he lives in golf shirts, so I just wash, dry and hang.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  18. I'm crazy Kim i love to iron. Even as a little girl it was fun time for me! Yep my moms friend had a laundry room and i always played in it when i visited!
    I iron my linen tea towels...it makes me happy to pull out a freshly ironed tea towel. But i don't know how you keep up on all the blogs and keep posting!!!
    Oh my ironing room is that red room with the bookcases.it has that french farmhouse feeling!

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  19. My ironing board is always up. I press before we wear. I see no point in pressing something and hanging it to get smooshed in the closet. That way too, it isn't so painful!

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  20. Kim,
    I can't even remember the last time I picked up my iron ....

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  21. Actually, yes, I do like to iron!

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  22. I seem to be the only one of my friends that irons. My daughter does it too. I don't hate doing it, but I don't enjoy it either. I try to iron one morning a week for an hour or so and then it never piles up. I put on the television and do it while I watch The View or something similiar. It seems to go faster that way.

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  23. I could have written this post! Blogging has been very bad for my housework and chores! I don't have a cleaning service either. Thank God my husband's shirts go to the cleaners!
    PS: if you take things out of the dryer as soon as the buzzer goes off, you might not have to iron. That is if you actually put down the computer and did it! haha!

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  24. Are you all pooped out from all that ironing? lol
    I hang things out of the dryer a little damp and most dry so I don't have to iron. The ones that need it go to a closet where I keep the iron and ironing board. When I accumulate several items I take the time to iron them all. It may take an hour but it works for me.
    Don't work too hard, Kim!

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  25. Sadly- I am one of those people that likes to iron-except for men's dress shirts-hate that-send those out. But I love ironing most things-especially linens. Of course, it is a lot cooler here! Diana

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  26. I haven't ironed in years! I use the dryer and a damp towel.

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  27. Kim, I'm just glad to know someone else irons. When I talk to other people, they say they don't iron. I love my Rowenta! I think they're worth the money.

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  28. You know I don't hate to iron it's just the getting started that I have problems with in this area...so get this the Hubs does his own, I do all laundry and hang them all up but I put them in a to be done area and it always just grows and grows...then he will spend several hours in a row to get his done while watching his favorite show *fox news*, there is very few items ever that need it in my closet...

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  29. Firstly, I never iron I just do the old hang the clothes up the night before and hope for the best. Oh and I buy clothes that dont wrinkle!
    Secondly, I'm so glad your not superwoman and get just as distracted like the rest of us :)

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  30. Kim, I grew up ironing...everything. Even underwear and I don't really mind ironing now. Thank goodness for knits and things that can be gotten right out of the dryer and hung. Now I actually iron only a few pieces a week, except for napkins for a tablescape and sheets for guests. :)
    Babs

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  31. I feel your pain Kim! If you could see my house right now you would NOT want to come for a visit!

    Kat :)

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  32. HATE IT! Just that simple!~ Pretty strong word to use, but it's true. I would rather clean a toilet bowl. Have a good weekend Kim.

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  33. I have NEVER, EVER ironed all our clothes at one time. I always iron the particular piece of clothing that I'm wearing that day. When they come out the dryer, I fold and/or hang on hangers. Then, each day if what I choose to wear needs ironing, then I do it before I get dressed...or the night before.

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  34. Kim,
    I agree with you...my least favorite house hold chore is ironing! Had to smile the add below this post is for Nurse-family partnership...the program I work for as a public health nurse...a wonderful program :)
    Wendy

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  35. Its not my favorite either but I usually, every 2-3 weeks or so, when I can't stand the shirts hanging above my washer and dryer any longer (I have to slide the growing number from side to side to open my top loaders). I put on a good movie, haul my ironing board and iron out to my family room and iron away. It seems to be more tolerable if I can be watching a movie or HGTV. Happy ironing....it sure feels goo when its done! ~Peg

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  36. I do not enjoy ironing at all. Only do it, as necessary and will run to the drycleaner to avoid it if I have time! LOL

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  37. no I don not like to iron.. my husband irons his own shirts / slacks
    Sometimes Im kind enough to do some of the ironing but very rarely

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  38. Oh, yes, I love to iron. I really do. I come from a generation that ironed everything and I mean everything. And you are right blogging takes a big chunk of time. But, I do love it. I do it all around my home. I live alone so there is no help. But I don't mind, just glad to be able to. Hurry and get that ironing done, so you can have some fun for the weekend. Karie

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  39. Just give me a 2 DVD set of an English costume drama and I'll iron for hours!

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  40. I am a total contradiction, I hate to iron but love starched,freshly ironed clothes. I come from generations that ironed everything and I mean everything. My Mother use to iron my Father's boxer shorts when they were first married. I dearly love starched, ironed pillow cases and would change sheets every other day if it weren't so much trouble.

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  41. I also come from a generation that ironed everything including underware....remember cotton bras??? So, I don't hate it, but also don't love it....the ironing board is always up to iron for sewing....a basket with clothes to iron is under it....have over the door hooks that have shirts to be ironed hanging...I do them when I need them....the whole laundry process is just not my thing!!! I'm the one who will run to the store to buy new underware when I run out rather than throw a load in the washer!!!

    Now, cooking, housekeeping, dusting and keeping the floors clean, gardening, baking, and of course crafting....that's my thing!! and....I like to wash windows......

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  42. I hate it too!! That's why I like the more casual look....and have been known to wear wrinkled clothes!

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  43. I HATE ironing too. I try to avoid it as much as possible by taking everything out of the drying right away and smoothing it out. Of course, that doesn't cut it for everything. Hubby's dress clothes go to the professionals to get done. I refuse to iron mens' dress shirts!

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  44. I here ya ironing is boring!! I iron everything I love the way clothes look with crisp lines on them. I use to take all my hubs dress shirts to the cleaners but it got so expensive then I remembered as a young girl my mom starched our clothes with liquid starch. It's really not that hard I buy it put it in a spray bottle if I don't have time to do them all I put them in the freezer.... weird I know my granny use to do it all the time. Anywhoo they will be so nice and stiff just the way they like them.

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  45. You've got a big ol' pile there ~ I don't mind ironing a wee little bit, but.....luckily most of our things don't have to be ironed. You should see me dash when the dryer buzzer goes off ~ just get outta my way, can't let the clothes wrinkle!! :0)

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  46. I don't like to iron, but I'm a IRON gal...I even iron t-shirts!!!! My daughters always hated that I made them iron their t-shirts, when they went off to college, that all stopped.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  47. Ironing? Ha ha ha!!!! I iron when I sew. I iron curtains, napkins, tablecloths, and the like. I'll even iron the occasional collar or shirt placket if it REALLY needs it. For the most part, we're t-shirt and jeans people here, and this lifestyle doesn't require regular application of an iron to clothes.

    Housework is no longer a chore hanging over my head. A few years ago, I finally took my husband up on his offer of a cleaning lady. Friends of ours had one that they loved, and we hired her when a day opened up in her schedule. She comes every other Tuesday, my house is totally spit-shined by the time she leaves, and I can use my time and energy to accomplish other things.

    It's something for you to consider.

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  48. I don't iron. Like you, I hate it. I pay someone to do it. Happily.

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  49. Have you ever tried a steamer Kim? I send both Mr. Hubby's and my shirts to the laundry too but everything else I do with a steamer and I love it. I need to get off the computer and go do my "ironing" too.

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  50. It is not on the top of my "Want To Do" list that's for sure.

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  51. You would like it a bit more, if you had my Laura Ashley board cover. Found mine at Marshall's. PS I have started using Google reader and when I star your blog to come back to comment, your comment tab doesn't show up. Hummm....???

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  52. Hi Kim, I'm another nut - I do like to iron - why? I think it's the instant gratification of how nice everything looks immediately! I do not like to set up the ironing board. I wish my laundry room were big enough to keep tie board set up all the time. Grrr...Linda

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  53. My mom loves to iron! She says it brings her peace in a chaotic world. Me...not so much. I tend to iron as I go and only if absolutely necessary. I'm finding out how easy it is to let blogging take over so I'm really trying to stay on top of things here at home. Blogging brings me peace in a chaotic world and I don't have to stand over a hot iron either! lol

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  54. I don't like ironing either. I take the clothes right out of the dryer as soon as it is finished and hang them up. When something does need ironing, I wait until I want to wear it and then iron it...
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  55. I slaved for years with an iron. Not anymore! If a clothing item needs ironing, I don't buy it!!! lol My hubby sends his work stuff out and occasionally i got out in in an outfit with some wrinkles!! So fashionable! lol

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  56. I have found if you take the clothes out of the dryer as soon as their done you have less ironing to do. :-)

    Dee

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  57. I hear ya..Getting started is my problem..Once I do I am off running..Truthfully I do put it off until absolutely necessary..Have a great weekend..
    Janet

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