Monday, October 11, 2010

Speedy Ironing Tip

It doesn't matter if you are a wife, mother, working woman, grandmother, or the occasional man that drops by here (Hi hubby!! Love ya!), time is short, right?

I don't despise ironing as much as some, but I certainly don't love it as much as others (my mom). It just seems to be a huge time waster to me. Don't get me wrong, I'll do it when I need to, and I won't complain, but there are certain clothing items that I find are unworthy of that time. Polos are definitely on that list.

Since hubby has to wear polos on a regular basis for work, I've had to create a short-cut plan for them.

When polos (or even some casual button-up shirts) come out of the laundry basket, I pull them out and hang them in the bathroom. Since I have inevitably left them in the basket too long, I usually need to give them a good spritz with the spray bottle.

Once the wrinkles have hung out, here's my secret weapon:

Yep, I admit it. I have used my hair straightener on more than one occasion to straighten out a wiley-otis collar on many shirts. It works perfectly! I don't have to lug out the ironing board or the iron. I've even been known to put on a skirt only to realize the hem is crinkled. Turn on the straightener and iron it out without even having to take it off.

Any new time-saving tips you've come across recently?


  1. Great tip. I remember using the curling iron to do that when I was younger. The flat irons are much better to use now.

  2. oh wow, i've never even thought about that! I don't even own an iron. The hubs would be happy to see this trick! (Thanks for visiting KimrasKreations!)


  3. Yep. Been there, done that! I once used my flat iron to press an entire dress shirt of my husband's while we stayed at a hotel that did not have any irons. Stopping by from The Girl Creative.

  4. Lori, that's hilarious!! You have SO much patience.

  5. OMG! I love this idea. I just may have to buy a flat iron for this purpose. Thank you.

  6. I am SO glad I am not the only one who does this! I think it is a GREAT idea! My hubby came into the bathroom a few weeks ago and saw me using my flat iron to iron out my collar on my shirt and gave me a look like I was insane! haha! Thanks for linking up to Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions. Hope to see you again next week :)

    ~Lori S.

  7. Oh, I have to show this to my 12 yr. old daughter-she uses one for iron-on transfers! I will have to try it on thoe polo collars!

  8. Ingenious! I have often used my straightener to smooth out ribbon but this is even better! Thanks so much!

  9. This is the best tip EVER!!

    I'd be a bit worried my super-straighteners might frazzle any material thye touvhed but I'm not afraid to try and find out!!



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