Q: So it’s come to my attention, through multiple encounters with the male half of this species, that men find it extremely hard to iron a shirt properly. In fact, I don’t think I have ever seen my boyfriend attempt this mind-bending feat, as it is inevitably ‘too hard’ for him to do. My father also falls into this category, as I also have to complete his ironing for him. In order to remedy this, I have often tried to teach the two how to iron a shirt properly. Despite this, I still are subject to their ironing. It’s not that I don’t like ironing, I actually find it quite therapeutic. However, one day, these men are going to find themselves in a situation where I’m not there to iron their shirts, and then, no doubt, all hell will break loose. So in an effort to save the women of this nation one more explanation to their spouse about how to iron a shirt, I will attempt to do it for them.
A: It’s simple really. I follow this rule of thumb: you iron FIRST the section of the shirt that you will see LAST.
This means you iron the shirt in this order:
Of course, it is vital that when you iron the shirt, that your iron is hot. Preferably, if you have an iron with a steam option (meaning that steam is ejected out onto the shirt to help reduce creases) this will leave your shirt extremely crisp.
If you still are wondering how to iron a shirt properly, here is a helpful video (featuring a buxom young lady for all you men out there):
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