My wife won't iron, and I'm tired of dropping off a dozen 100% cotton dress
shirts at the cleaners and paying $1.75 per shirt for what amounts to
I hate non-cotton dress shirts, so, it's either I press them or they press
them. I can wash them, no problem, but the wrinkes and the creases are
I would love a big fancy 'press' but I presume that's too expensive and
bulky for home use and it may never pay for itself at $1.75 per shirt (one
shirt per work day).
I'm currently using the classic full-sized ironing board, and while that
works well, it seems such a waste of effort to iron first both sides of the
sleeves, then the left front, the right front, the left rear, the right
rear, the center rear, and the collar, in what amounts to ten separate
Thinking ahead, I wonder ...
What do the most innovative of you guys do?
For example, would a wooden 'form' help? I'm guessing I could make a
squarish plywood form with rounded shoulders, arms, and a neck area, then
slip the shirt over that form, all buttoned up perhaps.
That way, I might be able to iron the front in one operation, and the back
in the second operation.
What do you think?
Have any of you solved the multi-step problem of ironing shirts at home
without switching to substandard materials?