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Poll About Ironing

Do You Iron Someone Else's Clothing?

I consider myself a modern woman, but I'll admit it: I iron my husband's clothes. If I didn't, he'd go to work a wrinkly mess, and that bothers me a lot more than a few minutes' ironing time. It's not as if we're completely gender stereotyped when it comes to household tasks. He does a great job cleaning the kitchen (and cooking), and I'm pretty handy with a weed whacker and hedge clippers. And luckily, I don't mind ironing — on the contrary, I find it rather meditative.

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msame msame 7 years
The boy is the iron man and I am the washing & drying / sorting & folding lady. Oddly enough, that's how it was growing up too; My dad was an ironing pro, so my mom just washed, sorted, and folded.
Rjs-baby-girl Rjs-baby-girl 7 years
I iron my clothes only. My husband doesn't wear dressy shirts to work and when he needs one for when we go out, he irons it himself. I wouldn't mind helping him with it though if he was in a hurry or something. I'd rather do it than him wearing a wrinkled shirt out lol!
runningesq runningesq 7 years
I wouldn't mind it if my husband asked me to iron a few things (we split household chores), but he just takes all of his dress shirts to the el cheapo dry cleaners (99 cents/ shirt) and they starch them. I iron all my clothes, though, because I don't trust the el cheapo place after they ruined a beautiful shirt !
ngocnguyen ngocnguyen 7 years
lol @ Peggasus I hate ironing! DH loves to though, so it works perfectly.
Peggasus Peggasus 7 years
Uh...hell no. What I did: teach my husband to iron when we were first married, and taught my sons to do their own laundry when they were about 12. Obviously, I do help them out on occasion, but I think those are tasks everyone needs to do for themselves.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
I don't iron, but I use a steamer a couple times a month on items that really need it, and yes, I iron my boyfriend's stuff when it needs it, because otherwise he isn't likely to notice and he would leave the house all wrinkly. This isn't an issue for his work clothes, but even just tshirts and other nice tops, after I wash them, I'll steam them for him because otherwise he will put it on and it will be too late to do anything about it at the time, and it will bug me!
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