1. CallmeBerto

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    I iron all my work clothes, this is because I work with a lot of high rollers like attorneys and it's kinda expected.

    Honestly I don't like it but the pay makes up for it.
     
  2. ThoD

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    If your pay is really good, then invest in a press iron like they have in dry cleaners and you can iron anything in like 5 seconds.
     
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  3. BlackWizzard17

    BlackWizzard17 Don't worry Captin we'll buff out those scratches.
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    Again it's for easy and quick convienence.
    "Why not just walk with the natural born legs you have instead of driving" well not everyone has the privilege of being able to walk and not everyone is going to walk 2+ miles everyday to work.

    Also Not everyone has that giant bright red ball shining over them all the time. Some have to endure high winds, constant rain or need an unfolded shirt to look proper. Not every American is the same either and there are plenty of people who don't even use these machines. I know when I'm done drying my clothes I fold them nicely into a drawer or put them in a hanger right away to prevent any wrinkles over time and if I need to fix a pair of pants or shirt fromm being all wrinkled I'll pull out the old fashion iron. These machines aren't as useless as you think.
     
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  4. EyeZ

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    Ironing in 2017? FeelsBadMan
     
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    So you are basically saying "why do things the normal and cheap way when there's a really wasteful and completely redundant way instead?". If you can walk, then you should, 2 miles is so short a distance I actually laughed when I read that! My school I went to for 6 years was 6 miles away and I went on foot and even then hardly took half a hour, exercise people!:P

    As for the high winds, just know that it's the wind that actually dries the clothes, the sun simply helps a bit with that, even without sun at all, if there's wind, things dry really fast as long as there's no rain or high moisture. And those machines are exactly as useless as I "think" since no one here has ever needed them, I've been doing laundry since I was 8 and never needed to iron even once! Just try things out the normal way first before picking the expensive wasteful route, you will save tons in the long run.:P
     
  6. smf

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    I hated it until I bought a huge ironing board and an expensive self cleaning iron. It didn't turn into my favourite recreational activity, but I quite enjoyed it.
     
  7. Kevinpuerta

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    You dont even have to buy a dryer and washer here. You could get a working one for free on Craigslist. Also a dryer drys the clothes quicker. I sometimes need to wash clothes at night because I dont have time during day. Id choose putting them in a dryer for 40 minutes instead of leaving them outside overnight hoping they are dry in the morning.
     
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    i never iron clothes.
    i wear them wrinkled (it is stylish) pft
     
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    Free or not, it's still a waste. All washing machines in the smart countries (the ones where they don't use driers) already have a working drying system built in and dries everything almost completely (to that point where it's not wet, but you can feel the cloth being a bit cold as if it was wet), so again, driers are useless. In the US they intentionally either strip that part of a washing machine away or dumb it down a great deal so you will have to waste more money on a second machine just to dry your clothes.
     
  10. BlackWizzard17

    BlackWizzard17 Don't worry Captin we'll buff out those scratches.
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    No I'm saying that there is a way to get things done faster and easier, especially when you would need it in a short time (hence the convienence)

    It's also very handy am for when you live in an area where there is no room for clothelines and you need to use a dryer or as I mentioned a place like a fire escape but it still pales in comparison to the amount of clothing you can dry in a short amount of time.

    I walk one and a half miles almost everyday leaving work and it takes about 20-25 minutes at a moderate pace( i walk up a hill). In fact it should take about 15 minutes to walk 1 mile (less than 10 if you run at a good pace) so Unless you're a 12 foot giant I find it very hard to believe that you can walk 6 miles in less than half an hour.


    Well again not everyone or every place in America is the same. Yes winds do help things dry and people do take advantage of that. It's not uncommon to do so, just not of use like it used to be at least where I'm from.


    Since I was 7 I had been helping my grandma and Mom with hand washing and drying outside. Ok yes it is free but I couldn't always have my clothes hanging around all the time and I definitely didn't have any sort of open space outside to hang out a huge amount of clothes I was drying. I take it you don't live in a urban area where buildings are stacked right next to each other and the only best way to dry clothes is to either own a machine to do so or go to the nearest laundromat (which in a lot of stores they have free drying) which isn't even expensive a few quarters and a 30 minute wait for 2 machines is nothing.
     
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  11. Veho

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    Are you talking about washer/drier combos (that cost more than buying two separate machines and do a terrible job of drying compared to a dedicated drier) or are you talking about the spin cycle (that all washing machines have and isn't "stripped away" or "dumbed down" anywhere)?
     
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    The only thing I've ironed before is the white blouse of me Oliver cosplay.
    That's literally it.

    I just wash, sundry/dry, wave and fold.
     
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    I feel different from anyone and a strange one now.
    all my clothes are ironed, even the ones other people don't see (like underwear ... Tshirt I put under pullover (under the wear)). the only thing I don't ironed out are my underpants and socks.

    All is clean and well stored, cloths, sheets, bath/dish towels, pajamas, etc.

    I always had that habit from my parents
     
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    here we always did that lol... i guess we still do idk, most part of clothes i had when i was a kid was from my brothers, i even had a Sonic t-shirt but i had to give to my cousin ¬¬
    ....
    also my brother just gave me 2 pants which are too small for him XD
     
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    I never said that if you don't have space you should still try to hang them outside, what my point is is that if you don't really have to do it, it's not worth it, save your money instead. It's just that I personally know well over 50 people from areas where it's all sunny most of the time like CA and they use driers even when it's like 100F outside, and it's ridiculous to hear them when they complain that too much waste causes the heatwaves and the droughts!

    I'm talking about regular washing machines that have a drier setting, so after you finish washing, it spends about half to one hour (can take longer depending on how it's set up) drying them. In the US especially, they INTENTIONALLY make the drying setting either non-existent or they dumb it down (so it doesn't really dry stuff more than just a tiny bit) so people will buy driers. In Europe that hardly happens and mostly to the northern countries who already NEED a drier anyway since there's hardly an sun and the air has really high moisture (BAD for drying clothes). I'm an electronics engineer and I once was asked to program a LOGO chip for a Siemens model and was told by the company itself that we should dumb it down to work worse in the drying part (less spins and some other tweaks).
     
  16. The Real Jdbye

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    That doesn't make it completely flat, there will still be some creases in it from the washing that don't go away. But it's better than nothing and good enough for me.
     
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  17. proflayton123

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    Drying clothes outside is a 50/50 chance on the weather here in the U.K. usually, the latter being it's usually raining and not optional
     
  18. BlastedGuy9905

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    your profile picture says it all.
     
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