Confession time: we’re all guilty of doing this!
Ironing will go down in history as one of the most painful chores know to man. That doesn’t mean it will go down without a fight. We have crawled through the deep and dark corners of the Web to expose the funniest, most ridiculous ironing fails online!
The Carpet Burn
Let’s be honest, at some point in our lives, we’ve all attempted to iron that shirt on the floor. For a split second, we pat ourselves on the back for such genius improvisation. Then we look at the carpet in despair as we notice a large dark stain. We empathize completely with these people that have experienced this and have lived to tell the tale.
One time I accidentally burnt a hole in the carpet with an iron… #storyofmylife pic.twitter.com/prd3Ae9h1C
— Rachel Fritz (@rachel7fritz) July 29, 2014
Mums absolutely fuming with me because I burnt a hole in the carpet with the iron yesterday and didn’t tell her, so I’m just staying in bed
— Ben (@huntben97) August 30, 2016
The Classical Shirt Burn
There’s something irresistible between an iron and a shirt. A true Romeo and Juliet love story that leaves its mark mostly on the latter. The second most common mistake that we make is pressing the iron on a shirt for too long and failing to adjust the temperature!
Oh no, should I tell this man he has a massive iron burn on the back of his shirt??? pic.twitter.com/ZNVTc2SFZj
— Donna Thorpe (@DottyThorpe) September 8, 2014
Some days I think I’m getting a grasp on this whole adult thing and some days I burn a hole in my favorite shirt while trying to iron.
— Michelle Morice (@MichelleMorice) April 13, 2016
The Hair Ironing Trend of 2000
This one is probably exclusive to women. Back in the day when hair straighteners weren’t popular, but we were keen on straight hair, we got creative and turned our attention towards…the iron. This popular trend was a team effort; you set up the ironing board, grabbed a friend, preheated the iron and applied to hair. Innovative, right? Behold this insane hair straightening tutorial. Please, do not try this at home!
Overthinking Your Ironing Needs
Perfectionism is a quality. Unless we’re referring to ironing, in which case we might have a problem. Going all out with your ironing is fine and we understand the people that iron their shirts to perfection, iron their jeans, iron their underwear (!) but shoelaces? When is far too far? Take Scotty T from Geordie Shore, for example, who aims for ironing perfection! #IroningHero #IroningGoals
Quote! Going all out tonight, even ironing my shoe laces 🙂 @scottgshore great addition to #GeordieShore #classic
— Ally Ridgers (@AllyRidgers) December 20, 2012
Big meeting tomorrow so pulling out all the stops. Ironing my best boxer shorts. #bigmeeti… https://t.co/dYq0n9qdy3 pic.twitter.com/VO30KodNfo
— Callum Dyer (@caldyer2) November 5, 2015
Ironing clothes with hair straighteners
We’re busy people and we improvise under pressure. When we’re in a rush to leave the house but notice creases on our shirts we find a solution in record time. Nevermind the whole process of taking off the shirt, putting out the ironing board, plugging in the iron, etc. No, we reach for the best possible portable iron: the hair straightener. If it works for hair, it works for shirts too. Right?
Ironing my shirt with a hair straightener #lifelessonswithsarah pic.twitter.com/aCfHWmuGY1
— Sarah ♊️ (@saarahmorgaan) February 7, 2014
the only “ironing” I do on shirts and stuff is getting out my hair straightener 10 minutes before I have to leave and hoping for the best
— Katie (@BadrockCity) August 5, 2015
Don’t be shy! Let us know of your personal ironing disasters!