{Declutter} The ironing pile + How to iron a business shirt

Get to the bottom of the ironing basket

As this weeks topic is ironing, today I would like you to declutter your ironing pile…yes that’s right I am asking you to iron, even if you despise it, it needs to be done.  I am sure you will find something you will love to wear at the bottom 🙂   Find at least 30 minutes today, put the ironing board in front of the TV and start ironing.  Ultimately I would love for you to find the bottom of your ironing basket.

Here is a how to iron a business shirt.

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Natalie March 24, 2011 - 6:34 AM

Found it last night! I love ironing 🙂 so I set up my board in front of a comedy dvd I haven’t had time to watch and ironed away!

Joolz March 24, 2011 - 6:46 AM

I gave up having an ironing basket many years ago when I found spiders and earwigs in the bottom of it! Now I fold/hang and put away. Both my girls have been able to iron a T-shirt/jeans/shorts since they were about 10 (if needed). My ironing board is always up, behind the door in the study so mostly, I iron my husband’s business shirt & trousers each morning as part of my routine (as soon as he gets in the shower) and find it works well for me. Sometimes I iron 5-6 shirts on a Sunday arvo if I feel like it. I always have Monday’s school uniform ironed ready to go. I cannot wear something if it is creased!

I iron a business shirt much like you – collar, left front, across the back, right front, each sleeve then finally the yoke across the shoulders. I also iron hubby’s hankies with precision!

Cheers – Joolz

So lovely to meet you via the video! 🙂

Bec March 24, 2011 - 8:04 AM

Ironing…haha that’s funny! Until recently I didn’t own an iron, and only needed one to iron on labels on the kids clothing (I mistakenly bought labels that needed to be ironed on, my previous purchase of clothing lables didn’t need to be ironed on). I now buy clothing that doesn’t need to be ironed, and find if I wash and hang out and fold straight away things don’t get creased and I can put them away staight away. This even applies to my work pants and tops. Hanging the shirts on a coat hanger seems to get the creases out when it dries.

Casey March 24, 2011 - 9:59 AM

Hey Katrina,

Great idea! As you know I have found reknewed passion for ironing. It makes your clothes feel fresher and crisper. Makes me feel a bit fancier than I really am and it burns more calories than sitting while watching telle 🙂
Will tackle this after lunch.

Leisha March 26, 2011 - 10:58 AM

What a great clip. Thanks for continuing to give us great ideas! Just wondering though, on the subject of ironing and laundry – where do you store your ironing stand thingy? I have one that hangs from the door but it has started to scratch the paint from the door and yours looks like such a clever idea. I also finally got to the bottom of my ironing baskets (x 3) and have given them away so I can never have the opportunity to fill them again – thanks for the challenge!

Becci Sundberg March 27, 2011 - 11:09 AM

I haven’t had any net for the last couple of days so hadn’t caught up onthe posts here until now. Yesterday I decided to completely spring clean my laundry room seeing as I hadn’t decluttered my three things form my laundry or washed my washing machine.
My ironing basket sits on top of our chest freezer which is in the laundry so as part of the clean up I ironed!!!
Only took about an hour. I did that while I waited for my teenage son to come home and move a cupboard for me (yes I cleaned behind everything!!!)
Laundry looks great now

Sarah April 9, 2011 - 12:00 AM

I found it easier to keep the ironing pile decluttered – is to iron on a daily basis… then you dont have hours of ironing to do, you can usually get it done in 1/2 an hour instead of 3! 🙂

lovin’ your ideas!


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