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    For the Discerning Ironer!

    Once again Aldi have come up with a corker.
    ALDI - Sunday Special Buys 15th February 2009

    I can strongly recommend the dryer balls. The best thing to do is to allow your shirt to hang dry until it is nearly dry and then put it in the dryer on a low heat with the balls for 10 mins before ironing. It works best on cotton only shirts.


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    You wouldn't let it lie

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    Must be laundry weekend specials all those ironing boards, covers, irons, washing products etc! Tony must be in heaven with all that lot

    As for cotton shirt tips, great, but my lovely housekeeper tells me that my shirts are such good quality they practically iron themselves, in the wash, come out and dry on the rack above the aga and they are normally fairly crease free due to the quality of the cotton so I'm told. Must be another reason for Ted Baker shirts then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    I can strongly recommend the dryer balls.
    Is this before or after a shower????

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    Those drying balls are crud (ok maybe not those specific ones...). My gf got some ages ago... used them for a while (i didnt notice a difference). Then one day, they exploded. Ripped holes in all the clothes. She was not pleased to say the least!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    I can strongly recommend the dryer balls.
    The slightly damper ones just aren't the same

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    Mine have been a little sweaty lately, I guess dryer balls would be more comfortable.

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    I have to say I avoid ironing if at all possible. However, in the interests of being able to get into my dining room, I do have to give in and plough through it regularly. I wouldn't say I loathe ironing, simply because loathe doesn't describe the level of hatred... and the other half's city shirts are a b*gger to iron.


    I can recommend the steam generator iron though... mine does make the job a lot easier. £59 from Aldi is a very good price.

    TIP: Chaps... don't give one to the gf/wife tomorrow. You may find your valentine's gift is not greatly appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    TIP: Chaps... don't give one to the gf/wife tomorrow. You may find your valentine's gift is not greatly appreciated!
    Dont for get that next month its Steak and BJ day. If only Hallmark would jump onto the band wagon.

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    TIP: Chaps... don't give one to the gf/wife tomorrow. You may find your valentine's gift is not greatly appreciated!
    You'd have a hard job as they are only available from Sunday.

    Ben

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    Well I have to say that given that my birthday is the 14th March every year it's steak and .... day for me

    Ben

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    I don't do ironing
    I hang up wet shirts on a proper hanger and leave them - I find that mostly I don't need to do anything else. As mrwITch drives for 1.5 hours every day just to get to work, his shirts are creased to heck anyway.
    If he wants something ironed, he can do it himself.

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    I do all our ironing, and even if I am drivinga long way it gets an iron. If I take my suit jacket off it still looks better than others who buy the 'crease-free' shirts.
    I don't use starch anymore though.

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