Comments on: Living Well: 6 Secrets to a Properly Ironed Shirt http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/living-well-6-secrets-to-a-properly-ironed-shirt/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:42:11 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Jane Shaw http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/living-well-6-secrets-to-a-properly-ironed-shirt/comment-page-1/#comment-1309550 Jane Shaw Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:29:13 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20163#comment-1309550 When I was around nine years of age my father paid me five cents to iron a work shirt of his, and ten cents for a dress shirt. A great way to learn industry and make some money for penny candy! My father died at age 98 in 2004, and I still remember the many lessons he provided, large and small; among them: work hard and pay attention to detail. I certainly know my way around an ironing board and found your shirt-ironing technique almost exactly like mine. Thank you for this article, which brought me a flood of memories.

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By: Valentina http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/living-well-6-secrets-to-a-properly-ironed-shirt/comment-page-1/#comment-966496 Valentina Mon, 25 Aug 2014 06:14:56 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20163#comment-966496 Great tips, thank you so much! I’ve just started my new life together with my partner, and since I’m still looking for a job I like to iron his shirts, too. Thanks to your post, I think the result is pretty good :)
Though, I still leave a crease on the sleeve… how can I change this? I mean, I iron one side, then the other one, so inevitably once he wears the shirt, a crease is visible on the edge of the two sides.. any tips on how to avoid this? Thanks!! :)

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By: Mike C http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/living-well-6-secrets-to-a-properly-ironed-shirt/comment-page-1/#comment-918106 Mike C Mon, 19 May 2014 07:18:58 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20163#comment-918106 Oreck makes a fantastic iron. Mine has a cordless option, I don’t remember the model #…great steam as well.

If you fold the shirt at the seam below the yoke and are careful not to bunch up the pleats, you get a head start on the back and can iron down the front and it makes the collar stick straight up from the ironing board and out of the way. For sure, button the top button then skip every other button for a couple buttons to hang up. My mom taught me and it’s actually something I really enjoy. Thanks for the article!

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By: Rachel http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/living-well-6-secrets-to-a-properly-ironed-shirt/comment-page-1/#comment-740125 Rachel Fri, 20 Sep 2013 14:24:36 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20163#comment-740125 I read this back when it was originally posted and wanted to say that it has been so helpful! I have been using this method (primarily the order of items to iron) ever since with great success! Thank you!

A suggestion for a future post: ironing pants. I have the hardest time with the creases in the legs (one screw up and there are multiple creases that I can never seem to get right again!) and with how to iron the top section, with all the pockets underneath creating odd patterns. I would love any suggestions if you have a chance.

Thanks again!

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By: Mike http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/living-well-6-secrets-to-a-properly-ironed-shirt/comment-page-1/#comment-621402 Mike Sat, 17 Aug 2013 20:36:11 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20163#comment-621402 Surely you’re not suggesting a crease down the sleeve?
No sleeve should ever have a crease down the length of it, be it a shirt, a jacket, or a polo. I look at creases in mens shirt sleeves and wonder just how much of a hurry they were in.
Never ever !

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By: Allan Gore http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/living-well-6-secrets-to-a-properly-ironed-shirt/comment-page-1/#comment-542663 Allan Gore Fri, 26 Jul 2013 18:20:22 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20163#comment-542663 I’ve been ironing my own shirts for almost 50 years. My mother taught me to always start with the back side of the collar rather than the front as suggested here. Of course, that was back when having the iron the right temperature was more difficult than it is today. The idea was to iron first on an area that would not show in case the iron was too hot and scorched the fabric.

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By: Lucy http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/living-well-6-secrets-to-a-properly-ironed-shirt/comment-page-1/#comment-507065 Lucy Sun, 23 Jun 2013 16:31:29 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20163#comment-507065 I spend alot in ironing my husband’s shirts but now i think it’s all over because i now do it myself. Thank you so much

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By: Julie ayers http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/living-well-6-secrets-to-a-properly-ironed-shirt/comment-page-1/#comment-499698 Julie ayers Fri, 07 Jun 2013 19:26:59 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20163#comment-499698 I send out my husbands shirts and spend a ton. He wants his shirts med. startched. Any tips others than the spray can?

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By: Margo, Thrift at Home http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/living-well-6-secrets-to-a-properly-ironed-shirt/comment-page-1/#comment-464417 Margo, Thrift at Home Mon, 20 May 2013 20:19:46 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20163#comment-464417 Well, I hate to say that I think irons are not something where quality counts. I’ve had expensive irons and I’ve had cheap irons and they all seem to last about 2 years. I clean them, I baby them with distilled water, and it doesn’t seem to make a difference. I sew and I iron lots of our clothes, so I use my iron quite a lot. I even took one to an Amish guy to see if he could fix it, but no dice – they’re manufactured to prevent fixing in the insides to free the manufacturer from liability. sighhhh
Can’t even tell you what brand I have right now – my Rowenta lasted the typical 2 years, so I got whatever had the next-best review on amazon.

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By: Sara B http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/living-well-6-secrets-to-a-properly-ironed-shirt/comment-page-1/#comment-460445 Sara B Wed, 08 May 2013 17:33:50 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20163#comment-460445 Hi Jennifer,
I read you comment on how you you want to learn more about eating healthier, taking better care of your skin etc. etc. I think you would enjoy my website called eco-savy.com, its about living a healthier, more eco-friendly lifestyle.

Best,
Sara

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By: Penny http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/living-well-6-secrets-to-a-properly-ironed-shirt/comment-page-1/#comment-454107 Penny Wed, 10 Apr 2013 13:18:27 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20163#comment-454107 Hi,

Could you tell me once you’ve ironed a shirt with a double cuff (for cufflinks) how do you hang it. Do you let the cuffs hang normally or put the cufflinks in them?

Thank you very much

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By: Amy http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/living-well-6-secrets-to-a-properly-ironed-shirt/comment-page-1/#comment-424379 Amy Sun, 23 Dec 2012 00:26:39 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20163#comment-424379 My Mother taught me this years ago — back in the day !!

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By: norm http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/living-well-6-secrets-to-a-properly-ironed-shirt/comment-page-1/#comment-413482 norm Mon, 19 Nov 2012 16:20:51 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20163#comment-413482 Buy a steampress instead of an iron they are not that much more than a top of the line rowenta iron and they are a lot bigger and a lot faster cutting down on ironing . I love mine especially great for sharp creases and saves time and trips to the dry cleaners

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By: Judy Hays http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/living-well-6-secrets-to-a-properly-ironed-shirt/comment-page-1/#comment-378713 Judy Hays Tue, 11 Sep 2012 17:57:23 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20163#comment-378713 Lindsey: I enjoyed reading your ironing tips….it makes me want to go get my iron and get busy! Thanks!

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By: Lindsey (Cafe Johnsonia) http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/living-well-6-secrets-to-a-properly-ironed-shirt/comment-page-1/#comment-365652 Lindsey (Cafe Johnsonia) Sun, 24 Jun 2012 22:00:02 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20163#comment-365652 I really love the irons made by Rowenta. I think I bought mine at Walmart for a good price. My grandmother and my mom both recommended Rowenta to me and it made ironing so much easier! You don’t have to buy the most expensive one, pick one in the mid-range and you’ll be fine.

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By: Patricia http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/living-well-6-secrets-to-a-properly-ironed-shirt/comment-page-1/#comment-364817 Patricia Tue, 19 Jun 2012 13:30:46 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20163#comment-364817 Can you please recommend a good heavy duty iron?

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By: Allison http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/living-well-6-secrets-to-a-properly-ironed-shirt/comment-page-1/#comment-364676 Allison Fri, 15 Jun 2012 16:55:36 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20163#comment-364676 Thanks! I really like yours because it has the folding table built-in. I will have to keep my eyes peeled for something similar. :D

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By: Lindsey (Cafe Johnsonia) http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/living-well-6-secrets-to-a-properly-ironed-shirt/comment-page-1/#comment-364567 Lindsey (Cafe Johnsonia) Thu, 14 Jun 2012 00:34:59 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20163#comment-364567 I love, love, love my laundry room. Unfortunately I don’t know where those racks came from! We rent our house and they were in the basement laundry room when we moved in. When we move, I’m really going to miss them! I have seen similar ones–

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B001F51AMG/dothelaundry-20/

http://whalenstorage.com/category/Home%20Organization/group/Carts/Chrome%20Laundry%20Cart

http://www.stacksandstacks.com/rolling-laundry-cart-triple-sorter

I hope that helps! They really have been so helpful while doing laundry.

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By: Allison http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/living-well-6-secrets-to-a-properly-ironed-shirt/comment-page-1/#comment-364555 Allison Wed, 13 Jun 2012 18:42:16 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20163#comment-364555 LOVE this post. I am terrible at ironing. Might I be the only person who wants to know where the fabulous hanging rack/hamper/etc. came from?! That is fabulous. Like a tiny laundry room in one fell swoop!

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By: Jennifer http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/living-well-6-secrets-to-a-properly-ironed-shirt/comment-page-1/#comment-364472 Jennifer Tue, 12 Jun 2012 20:31:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20163#comment-364472 Thanks!

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