But, more interestingly, I came across this item from lifehacker on how to properly iron your dress shirt. I did that this morning (along with a pair of khakis) for a wedding (and brunch) today. Weee, ironing! Wee, wedding!
I doubt highly that I did it "right", but I know I hit the major points my Mom taught me.
- Begin with the collar, inside and out, starting at the tips and working your way to the back.
- Do the cuffs.
- Slide the shoulder onto the end of the board and do the sleeves. Start new the cuff opening then move to the top.
- Iron the body. Start at the top and go down. The back is low priority -- it will wrinkles from sitting against the back of a chair or in a car.
- Slide the tip of the iron between the buttons.
Iron, or laundry service? Sadly I use a service a lot, but I hope the new house motivates me to wash and iron at home.