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  • DevinN2 commented on Kiteman's instructable What is the point of ironing your clothes?6 months ago
    What is the point of ironing your clothes?

    Mosquito and a number of other insects are prone to lay thier eggs in humid or wet conditions, clothing on a line for example is the perfect spot for insects to lay thier eggs, now before any wise person says "I have a washing machine & dryer" please note the rest of the world may not have one and are still old school as clothing dried in the sun is fresher and better any day of the week (Ask your mom she will tell you) compared to clothes dried in the dryer and there is no risk of damage, except well the possibility of a insect or two dropping their eggs on your clothing. Ironing was done to ensure the clothing looked neater and allowed the fabric to be sleeker when a garment was worn check the history you won't find the peasants clothing ironed but the duke and duchess f...see more »Mosquito and a number of other insects are prone to lay thier eggs in humid or wet conditions, clothing on a line for example is the perfect spot for insects to lay thier eggs, now before any wise person says "I have a washing machine & dryer" please note the rest of the world may not have one and are still old school as clothing dried in the sun is fresher and better any day of the week (Ask your mom she will tell you) compared to clothes dried in the dryer and there is no risk of damage, except well the possibility of a insect or two dropping their eggs on your clothing. Ironing was done to ensure the clothing looked neater and allowed the fabric to be sleeker when a garment was worn check the history you won't find the peasants clothing ironed but the duke and duchess for example will have sleek garments that are pressed and showroom quality adorned. Long story short we as people are paranoid so even if there is a 100/100000 chance all Moms or Wifes will iron clothing to be 200% sure.

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