IS MY TIMING THAT BAD?

It takes me 20 minutes to steam-iron a man's long-sleeved dress shirt.  It doesn't seem as though I'm taking very long while I'm doing it, but afterward when I realize it took 20 minutes, I think I must be really slow!  How long should it take an amateur to iron a man's dress shirt?

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Comments (19)

  1. noahbody

    A day or so…LOL!

    August 13, 2017
    1. Walkaboutman

      Lol, my wife always asks me if i actually turned the iron on when im finished lol

      August 13, 2017
      1. noahbody

        LOL!

        August 13, 2017
  2. Nightbane

    As long as it takes to ge the good result!

    August 13, 2017
    1. Bettymom

      Okay! I’ll accept that and keep right on going, twenty minutes per shirt!

      August 13, 2017
      1. Nightbane

        The result says you have the right amount of time. Carry on!

        August 13, 2017
  3. depressedgirl

    Don’t know. Been a long time since I ironed one.

    August 13, 2017
  4. sarahb1218

    It takes me that long per shirt, but I’m double (sometimes triple😮) starching.

    August 14, 2017
    1. Bettymom

      I’m not doing any starching at all!

      August 14, 2017
      1. sarahb1218

        No need to rush, time doesn’t matter, as long as the end results look good (as somebody above said). I actually set the ironing board in front of the sofa and will do all his shirts for the week while watching TV, it takes me about 2 hours to do 5-6 shirts (and a few hankies)…this is something I’ve done for all the husbands (lol, sounds bad) and something I enjoy doing.

        August 14, 2017
        1. Bettymom

          I used to love ironing, too. I also set up in the living room beside the stairs (because that was out of the traffic pattern) and ironed everything for all of us. But I can’t stand for very long now, plus it’s difficult for me to get the iron and distilled water off the shelf in the laundry room and the ironing board is heavy and hard to set up. That one shirt is about all I can manage.

          August 14, 2017
          1. sarahb1218

            You could always send the shirts to the cleaners, for 7 bucks a shirt.

            August 14, 2017
            1. Bettymom

              Yikes! Is it that much? I’ll just keep on ironing them one at a time, on demand.

              August 14, 2017
  5. 4lorac

    why are you timing yourself…it isnt a race…anyone here buys a shirt that requires ironing, they get to wear it once, straight off the hanger….

    August 14, 2017
    1. Bettymom

      For some reason – oh, I was trying to get finished before some TV show came on – I just happened to notice how long it took me.

      August 14, 2017
  6. GoldenPig2012

    Hell, ha ha ha ha…………………….doing it at all gives you four hours credit. Doing it without him in it? At least a year credit.

    August 14, 2017
    1. Bettymom

      I always do it without him in it. He wriggles around so much that it just takes forever if I try it with him in the damn shirt.

      August 14, 2017
  7. thoroughlyrandom

    Well, you must factor in the plugging of the iron, the heating of the iron the placement of the shirt, the distraction of the bird outside your window, the thirst you get from the task, and a score of other time consuming things.

    August 15, 2017
    1. Bettymom

      So true! The iron only has to heat up once, no matter how many shirts I iron, so that shouldn’t really be include in the 20 minutes! Yay!

      August 15, 2017