Confessions of a non ironer

non ironer
I don’t iron, I can iron but I choose not to.

There are a few reasons for this
– I am tall, most ironing boards are not and therefore extreme back ache is the result
– I am lazy
– I hate it with a passion
– I can not see the point of ironing kids clothes when in 3 second they are going to look crumpled anyway.

So there are a few tricks of the trade if you are a non ironer.
– Take clothes out of the machine as soon as it is finished as they crease less
– Be careful how you hang them, use hangers for shirts so there are no peg marks
– put everything away carefully and often, if folded well, the pressure of the other clothes will get rid of most creases anyway

If you take something out of the cupboard and it does look creased you have a few options.
– ignore the creases and wear it anyway.
– hang it in the bathroom while you shower and most creases should hang out.
– boil the kettle open so that it does not turn off, hold item over steam and in a few seconds it is done. Be careful steam is hot.
– If you have something that is mostly okay but has one big crease line, put the item on, wet your hand slightly and dampen the area, as it dries with body heat the crease will disappear.
– Do not be tempted to iron the item while you are wearing it, a friend got a nasty burn like this.

While I was googling for an iron image I can across extreme ironing. It is an extreme sport apparently. Yes there are actually people who love it so much they do it while diving, cycling, sky diving, bog snorking, ice climbing etc. If you don’t believe me go look at the extreme ironing gallery
extreme ironing

Do you iron? Or am I alone in my non iron status?