Since I was a little girl, I have been ironing. My mother taught me very young. Having 6 children and a blind mother-in-law to take care of, she needed help and I was her helper. It wasn't a role that I enjoyed, but it set the stage for my adult life.
For years, I ironed almost everything my husand and I wore. Looking back, it was ridiculous. Did anyone really care if our jeans or t-shirts were pressed? Apparently, I thought so. I carried a travel iron when I went on trips, only to spend vacation time re-ironing clothes I had ironed before I packed them. It was crazy, but I continued for years.
A big help in letting go of this craziness was finding a product called "Wrinkle Releaser". I found it at the Dollar Store. It seemed much too good to be true. I was leery, but decided to give it a try. Even if it just helped with casual clothes, it would be a start.
As I pulled t-shirts from the dryer, I wasn't convinced a spray could de-wrinkle them enough for me to wear them. Following the instructions, I hung one of the shirts and sprayed it from 8 inches away. I then pulled the wrinkles to the edge of the shirt, then smoothed them out. Now, I had to wait and see if this new product would actually live up to its promises.
When the shirt finished drying, I was happily surprised to see that it looked pretty good. It didn't have creases on the sleeves, but overall, it looked okay. I was able to wear it and not feel like I looked like a slob. Wow! This was great!
Now, I only iron what I have to and my "have to" pile is smaller than its ever been. And vacation time is now spent on fun,