Tuesday, January 18, 2011

tuesday's true confession: i can't wear half of my wardrobe

I found a curious thing inside my closet while I was sorting, organizing and purging tonight in preparation for what I simply refer to as M-DAY now. 

I found about half a closet of clothes that I haven't worn for almost a year. 

Do you want to know why I haven't worn these clothes for almost a year?

Guess.

No, it's not because they don't fit.

No, it's not because they are out of style.  (Well, they might be out of style, but that doesn't bother me.  I'm not known for my sense of style.)

No, it's not because they are too big.  (Although, I wouldn't mind if this was the reason.)

One last guess . . . no?

Okay, the reason that I have a half closet full of clothes I haven't worn in a year is because these clothes all require this . . .  


Yes, I confess tonight before all of you that I am so lazy and I despise ironing so much that I have half a closet of clothing (that I love) that has gone unworn because it requires ironing.  Sad, isn't it! 

And guess what else . . . I managed to justify not ironing even one article tonight or tomorrow or at any point in the next three weeks because . . . hey, why iron something that's just going to get all wrinkly in the move? 

I wonder what my excuse will be once we are all unpacked and settled in at the new house?!
Mental note to self . . . do not buy anymore clothing that requires turning on the iron. 

Are there any confession hidden in your closet?

Confess on!

19 comments:

D-L said...

I hate ironing too! I try to buy things that won't wrinkle! Although I recently read that the "no iron" clothes I buy for my hubby only 'last' for about 50 washes. At once a week, that a year only!

Debra said...

I hate ironing too! I won't iron my husband's dress shirts for school, he has to do it. :)

Kristi said...

I hate it too and only do it when I'm sewing. I usually throw wrinkled clothes in the dryer with a wet cloth or something. :-)

Beth @ Sand To Pearl said...

I can't wear more then half of my wardrobe. When I got married I was super skinny, and I had never had kids. Yet 3 months later, I was pregnant. Anyway, I got rid of all my pre-pregnancy clothes (which I would never fit into again, I mean, really, hips change!) and then I couldn't get rid of my maternity clothes, because I plan on having more, then I had clothes between having a kid and loosing weight, so they are my "fat" clothes, and I haven't worn them since after my first kid (I was almost diabetic with my second so I was on a strict diet and lost the weight the day I had my son). So I basically have 3 wardrobes in my closet. And I only fit into one. Oddly enough the stuff in my size is the smallest.

rebecca said...

OMG, I also HATE ironing and avoid it at all costs!!! Hilarious, you've made me feel a bit better about my lack of ironing:)

Jocelyn Christensen said...

that mental note is good advice. :)

Jennifer said...

You make me feel better :) I come from a long line of iron lovers. My sister irons her kids t-shirts and my Mom loves to iron sheets. I'm the wrinkled black sheep of the family because I usually don't even know where my iron is. I find it in the fall to iron leaves in waxed paper. I only iron for weddings or funerals. Everything else I own has to be "wash and wear"!

Lu said...

Amen! I am NOT an ironer in the least, even though my husband wears dress shirts every day -- they are all "wrinkle free" and go straight from the warm dryer to the hanger.

Have you ever heard of Downy Wrinkle Releaser? It's my lifesaver. Spray it on your clothes the night before, shake and hang (the clothes) and in the morning, voila! Wrinkle-free clothes. It's amazing. You can even use it on a couple hours notice if you're in a rush. It just might change your life. :)

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

I don't iron at all. Ever. Unless it's sewing related:)

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

I agree with Gwen - pretty much the only time the iron comes out is if I'm sewing. ;)
I attribute it to having to iron my dad's shirts for YEARS growing up. Gah.

Nancy's Couture said...

I;m just the opposite. I will not let my children wear anything until it is ironed. When they were babies I even ironed onesies, bibs, and recieving blankets. I'm not quite that obsessed anymore....I don't iron underwear :o)

JessieMomma said...

Ok, you seriously need to invest in a stand-up clothing steamer... you know, the ones they have in stores to unwrinkle the clothing before they put it on the racks. My mother purchased one years ago and I tell you, there isn't a Sunday that goes by without someone in my home steaming something with it. I have only used my iron for sewing and craft projects in over 4 years! I LOVE IT!!!

Kim Beatty said...

I'd say about 1/2 the clothing in my closet has never been worn before...as in, still has the tags on it. Many items were gifts, but I'll admit I have a bad habit of buying clothes without trying them on :)

Amber S said...

What is this word "ironing" you speak of? And that large metal contraption????

hee hee.
My excuse is because I can't reach it on the top shelf :)

Jill said...

Oh I'm so with you on the ironing - although it's my new years resolution to actually do it! So far so good, just 2 or three items at a time instead of my usual leavet them to pile up until hubby has no work shirts left and has to iron them all himself......

Sonja said...

How funny, I've been wanting to clean out my closet for so long!Not because of ironing, but because out of date and NO need to wear them anymore.Hoping for a snow day tommorow so I CAN go through my closet. Gee ...thanks for the reminder. lol

Kitschalicious said...

I am the exact same way! I despise ironing. In fact, the word "despise" is an understatement! HAHAHA! So, if my clothes are wrinkled, I have a spray bottle with water and a little bit of Downy that I spray on my clothes, wipe with my hands, and viola! No more wrinkles! I've done this since high school many years ago! I do this with Jeff's and the kids clothes too!

Actually, the only reason I own an iron is so I can iron on patches, gems, and heat set fabric paint to the kids' clothes. Yeah, you can call me lazy too!

Theresa said...

My confession... I will sometimes re-wash clean clothes instead of ironing them! Its so bad. I feel ya

-Theresa

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

I am EXACTLY the same way! I got rid of all of mine last fall! I hate ironing!

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