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Old 12.04.2016, 17:38
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I've heard commoners still iron their shirts.

Just get them done at your local dry cleaner like every other 120k earning expat.
I probably would if there was a decent cleaner here in Basel that did them in a day (or even two).

"Ah, yes. We have an Express Service for 3 CHF extra. Then they will be ready in one week"
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Re: yippee iron free shirts

Also invest in a Philips Steam Station.
Super quick for ironing.
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Old 12.04.2016, 18:35
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Also invest in a Philips Steam Station.
Super quick for ironing.
I have a Laura star still hate ironing lol
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Also invest in a Philips Steam Station.
Super quick for ironing.
Agreed- fabulous. And combined with a OH that irons his own shirts (thanks my MIL for bringing up well) - BRILLIANT!

Have had mine for about 12 years, bought in UK and still going strong, about 30 quid if I remember rightly (and OH found in UK 46 years ago- still going strong too and he was free )

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Old 12.04.2016, 18:42
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Re: yippee iron free shirts

We have an ironing basket. I don't iron. Mr Rufus irons his work shirts. If there's anything still in it after a year, I give it to charity/stick it in one of those clothing banks.
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If you have a chance to buy through the German website, they have an offer for ladies with 2 shirts for EUR 59,90.
which German website, if you don't mind?
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Old 12.04.2016, 19:27
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Re: yippee iron free shirts

I already posted that
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Re: yippee iron free shirts

I see these giant, complicated irons with huge tanks costing chf 1000 or more. Do regular people have these at home? My mom had one, but she was a tailor.

Lucky for me, i got an extensive education on doing laundry to avoid ironing in any but the most dire situations.
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Old 12.04.2016, 19:39
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Re: yippee iron free shirts

Friends of mine have and they are very happy with their Laurastar thingie. I just can´t think of spending a 1000 CHF on an iron?
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Old 12.04.2016, 21:00
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Re: yippee iron free shirts

Mine cost 25 francs last year and it's still in the box.

I may have to get it out and use it. Visiting my mum at the end of the month, and she notices things like non-ironed stuff. And i am not spending a day ironing on my hols!!
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Re: yippee iron free shirts

As far as the labour-saving side of things are concerned, non-iron shirts are great. However, in hot weather the synthetic materials make you sweat more and there's nothing to beat a 100% high quality cotton shirt, even if it takes a bit more effort.

Singles will no doubt prefer the easy option but you wives should be doing your utmost to keep your husbands feeling good and as fresh as a daisy.
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Singles will no doubt prefer the easy option but you wives should be doing your utmost to keep your husbands feeling good and as fresh as a daisy.
Really now......
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Old 13.04.2016, 08:44
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Re: yippee iron free shirts

Used Laurastars for the last 25 years. The first lasted 20 years and was replaced. Cuts ironing time in half with fabulous results. Couldn't iron without one - I actually enjoy ironing with one (and watching TV at the same time makes it easier too)...
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Used Laurastars for the last 25 years. The first lasted 20 years and was replaced. Cuts ironing time in half with fabulous results. Couldn't iron without one - I actually enjoy ironing with one (and watching TV at the same time makes it easier too)...


How many years does that thing last? I am still reluctant to spend soooo much money on an iron
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Singles will no doubt prefer the easy option but you wives should be doing your utmost to keep your husbands feeling good and as fresh as a daisy.
And why should it be the wives doing the ironing pray tell? Last time I looked irons weren't labelled 'for female use only'.

My husband is pretty good at ironing and he would iron absolutely everything if he was doing the job even socks. Who in their right mind would iron socks?

The fact that I do it most of the time us because I choose to and let him do the chores that I dislike doing.
I actually quite like ironing shirts, there's a certain amount of satisfaction in seeing a nice, crisp, well ironed shirt.
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And why should it be the wives doing the ironing pray tell? Last time I looked irons weren't labelled 'for female use only'.
Quite right - but if he is out al day, slaving away to pull in the big bucks and the wife is at home, then it seems quite reasonable to support him, unless he likes doing it.
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Quite right - but if he is out al day, slaving away to pull in the big bucks and the wife is at home, then it seems quite reasonable to support him, unless he likes doing it.
What the *** ? What have you smoked/been drinking?
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Quite right - but if he is out al day, slaving away to pull in the big bucks and the wife is at home, then it seems quite reasonable to support him, unless he likes doing it.
Ah yeah because men are the only ones who go out to work all day aren't they?
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Quite right - but if he is out al day, slaving away to pull in the big bucks and the wife is at home, then it seems quite reasonable to support him, unless he likes doing it.
making a lot of assumptions here, aren't we
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Old 13.04.2016, 09:31
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How many years does that thing last? I am still reluctant to spend soooo much money on an iron
I have had mine for 16yrs love it never broke once well worth the money
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