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shep
03-25-2005, 03:00 PM
Gotta get those wrinkles out of them clothes to be able to look nice...

DrCavin
03-25-2005, 03:06 PM
They do have irons in the laundry rooms, but my vote is to send it out & have it pressed. Very reasonable rates & back the next day.

Houzer
03-25-2005, 03:55 PM
Yes they have an iron and ironing board that we ended up useing for one of my husbands shirts. I just made sure they were all well packed in the garmet back before leaving and checking them on the plane and then when we got to our motel I hung it up right away and then again on board I made sure they were hung. I took one of my sons shirts and hung it in the bathroom with the steam from the shower and it worked out fine. You may be surprised how well your cloths come out the the suitcases and garmet bag if you are very careful with the packing. Have a great trip!!
Houzer

allears
03-25-2005, 04:02 PM
but my vote is to send it out & have it pressed. Very reasonable rates & back the next day.

Loved this option, used it last time and it was awesome!

krhardy
03-26-2005, 08:04 AM
I agree w/DrCavin and allears...we figured that we were on vacation, so we allocated this amount into our spending along with tips, excursions, etc. It was extremely reasonable. I believe that www.dcltribute.com has the dry cleaning prices, and just to have something pressed is 50% of that price. Well worth it in our opinion...the only things we had to iron ourselves were garments for the first nights dinner. I think DH sent out 8 or 9 shirts and a pair of pants or 2, and we paid around $15.

krhardy
03-26-2005, 08:06 AM
it is DCLTribute.com...then you click on the "FAQ" link...scroll down to laundry service. Viola!

DCDevil2007
03-26-2005, 11:42 AM
Yes, they have irons in all of the laundry roms, and if your very stingy with all your money, then you can use them, and to help you before you even get there, when you are packing your clothes, roll them up instead of folding them, it GREATLY reduces rinkles :)

jlcbshaw
03-26-2005, 12:54 PM
......, and if your very stingy with all your money, then you can use them,.....:)


Whats that all about?

DCDevil2007
03-26-2005, 05:02 PM
Whats that all about?

As everyone has alreayd mentioned, its very cheap to just get room service to do it, but some people are so stingy with there money they just wont pay a cent if they can do it themselves, sorry if it offended anyone :sad2:

pppiglet
03-29-2005, 04:18 PM
I read that a few people are taking their travel irons. I wish they wouldn't because it is so dangerous if they forget to turn them off!

depomas
03-29-2005, 04:20 PM
I read that a few people are taking their travel irons. I wish they wouldn't because it is so dangerous if they forget to turn them off!


This is so true, and I have never had an inconvenience using the laundry rooms, be it washers, dryers, or irons.... :goodvibes

RealMickeysGirl
03-29-2005, 05:33 PM
I read that a few people are taking their travel irons. I wish they wouldn't because it is so dangerous if they forget to turn them off!

What about steamers? I had heard - can't remember where so it probably isn't true - that you could bring steamers on board. That is what I use to get the wrinkles out of my formals - since you can't iron them - works on DH's suits to.

I was thinking about bringing a travel iron but figured I would need to use it in the laundry room for the ironing board - figured I would need to use the steamer in the laundry room to - didn't really think about using either in my room. I just know how my travel iron works - how hot it gets, how much steam it produces, etc. - and would feel better using my own.

Will they remove it from checked luggage?

mmouse37
03-29-2005, 05:54 PM
Travel irons are prohibited from being in your room. That is why they provide irons in the laundry rooms. I would suggest taking a towel and putting that over your clothes before ironing as some have said that there has been some residue on the irons. I am sure most people are not as careful with irons onboard as they would be at home.

But again, travel irons ARE PROHIBITED onboard. Not sure about steamers...you can check with DCL on that, but irons are a no no.

KAR3600
03-29-2005, 05:58 PM
Inever leave home without Downy Wrinkle Releasor about $4.00 a bottle, works like magic :cool1:

DrCavin
03-29-2005, 06:02 PM
PLEASE LEAVE IRONS AT HOME.. How @%&*# would you be if someone caught their room on fire & you had to spend part of your vacation preparing to get into the lifeboats??? ... NOT WORTH IT!!!!!

From dcltribute.com
Dry cleaning service:

Description Price
(in U.S. Dollars)
Pants $4.25
Jacket $4.50
Two-piece suit $7.00
Shirt $3.50
Tie $2.00
Evening dress $8.00
Skirt $4.50
Blouse $4.00

There is a "pressing only" service at 50% of dry cleaning cost.

pppiglet
03-29-2005, 06:19 PM
PLEASE LEAVE IRONS AT HOME.

Let's hope they do! Maybe DCL can confiscate them?

cristit14
03-30-2005, 09:17 AM
Inever leave home without Downy Wrinkle Releasor about $4.00 a bottle, works like magic :cool1:


I second this. It works great esp. for shirts.

RealMickeysGirl
03-30-2005, 09:52 AM
I would suggest taking a towel and putting that over your clothes before ironing as some have said that there has been some residue on the irons.
:wizard: Thanks mmouse37 for the idea about the towel.
PLEASE LEAVE IRONS AT HOME.. How @%&*# would you be if someone caught their room on fire & you had to spend part of your vacation preparing to get into the lifeboats??? ... NOT WORTH IT!!!!!
:confused3 Apparently I hit a nerve with the travel iron thing. :duck: Didn't mean to. :confused3

First of all, never intended to use it in my room. No need to shout.

Second, plan to check what is not allowed and abide by the rules.

I realize that not everyone will be as paranoid as I am about personal appliances so there have to be rules to protect everyone.

I have always been over cautious when it comes to appliances in the bedroom - the result of an explosive hair dryer episode in my teens that set the bed on fire :scared1: . (It was put out with out much physical damage but I still unplug and examine my hairdryer when I put it away - same with curling irons and hot rollers. ::yes:: )

I will be glad to be on the boat if my clothes are wrinkled or not. :cloud9:
Originally Posted by KAR3600
Inever leave home without Downy Wrinkle Releasor about $4.00 a bottle, works like magic
Won't work for me - allergies. Wish I could use it though.

Jillpie
03-30-2005, 10:22 AM
Can you tell me more about this Downy Wrinkle releasor please? I have three sons and my DH with casual shirts for dinner in our luggage as we speak. I know they will be wrinkled coming out of it. So what do you do with this, just spray it on and woola, it takes all the wrinkles out? Or do you still have to iron?

RealMickeysGirl
03-30-2005, 03:12 PM
Can you tell me more about this Downy Wrinkle releasor please? I have three sons and my DH with casual shirts for dinner in our luggage as we speak. I know they will be wrinkled coming out of it. So what do you do with this, just spray it on and woola, it takes all the wrinkles out? Or do you still have to iron?

This is what the company website says about it - sounds like great stuff.

Downy Wrinkle Releaser is an easy-to-use spray that reduces wrinkles and helps keep your casual clothes looking neat without all the hassle of ironing. Its unique formula relaxes fabric fibers, helping to release wrinkles. And Downy Wrinkle Releaser leaves clothes with incredible softness.

For a finished look without the stiffness of starch use Downy Wrinkle Releaser while ironing. You can also use Downy Wrinkle Releaser on dry-clean-only clothes. It won't leave a residue on dark fabrics. Downy Wrinkle Releaser is great on clothes right out of your dryer, closet or laundry basket. Think of all the times your clothes are creased by storage in your drawers, suitcase or gym locker. Just spray, tug and smooth anytime you need to quickly reduce unsightly wrinkles.



It couldn't be easier. Just spray Downy Wrinkle Releaser on your wrinkled garment* in a sweeping motion until lightly damp, not wet. (Be sure to pull the spray trigger all the way back.) Help release the wrinkles by firmly tugging the garment horizontally and vertically. Then smooth with your hands. Your clothes can look casually pressed. For a finished look, you can use Downy Wrinkle Releaser instead of spray starch while ironing.

*Most shirts, dresses and some pants are best treated when hanging. Stretchy fabrics (like sweaters), small items (like children's clothes and shorts) and long pants get better results when you treat them on a flat surface.

Tips to Reduce Drying Time:
Treat clothes with Downy Wrinkle Releaser the night before you plan to wear them. By morning, they'll be dry and ready to wear.
Make sure you always check the garment care label first before applying any of the following quick-drying methods to your clothing.
Spray on garment and then tumble dry briefly (about 10 minutes) on low heat to help quickly de-wrinkle. Take the garment out immediately when tumbling is finished.
Use a hair dryer to quickly dry clothing you need to wear right away. Always check your care label first.

Ariel&Flounder'sMom
03-30-2005, 04:02 PM
FYI... we had to find an iron on board, and fast.

We were at Tritons the first night, and had a problem with DH's shirt - something spilled on it, so he rinsed it in the sink and had to dry it with the blow dryer, etc.

We got our luggage at about 4:30, and dinner was at 6pm. No time to send it out... so DH called guest services and he went to the room they indicated.

It was a breeze - it didn't take long, even though he said the room was busy.

Just thought I'd chip in with that... next time, I'll try to dry cleaner bags!

r3ngels
03-30-2005, 04:06 PM
I may be stingy with my money but I will probably need to iron my girls sundresses I am not about to pay to have 4 dress x 3 girls when it will take me 3 seconds a dress to get it done...

I will try the downy first though ;)

sillysmom
03-30-2005, 06:40 PM
Just had to chime in here. After reading the thread here is what I did last year and plan to do this year. I took all our dress clothes, which I had cleaned but of course wrinkle after time in the closet, didn't worry about how they were in a bag in fact, I put them all in a black garbage bag and packed them, when I got to the ship I put them out immediately, it included, my hubbys suit, 2 dress shirts, 3 pairs of dockers, 3 dresses for me, 1 pants suit, 4 dresses for my DD, it all came back the next night, it was if I remember correctly $40. I am a compulsive ironer, everything my DD wears is ironed, and, I didn't send out the casual clothes, I would go every night after the hubby and DD were in bed which was usually between 11-12. I would iron what we were going to wear during the next day. The days at sea my DD would only wear a bathing suit cover over her suit, so she didn't dress until dinner, or she would just through a pair of shorts on. This time I plan to iron all the casual clothes in one shot. If you can afford to do it, use the service, ts one thing to iron a pair of shorts and a top, but to iron a dressy dress, or a dress shirt is sometimes a pain in the butt, and it is a very tight space in that laundry room. Would be nice though to just put all my suitcases outside and tell them to do everything, I can only imagine what that would cost seeing as last cruise I brought enough clothes for 2 weeks. lol :cool1:

Jillpie
03-30-2005, 09:00 PM
To Realmickeysgirl...thanks so much for finding that information! I appreciate it. I did go out and buy some today for the cruise, so we'll see how it works! Thanks for the poster who recommended it.

MELISAZACK
03-31-2005, 07:19 AM
okay know I will hear about this but ----I took one I used it -(travel iron)
I was extremly careful about it- after I was done I would take a cold washcloth and keep applying it to the iron till it was cold then leave it under the sink in the bath tub room - Yes-my Hotess knew I had it even packed it up better for me a few nights- Yes it went through security and they let it come on board --so I would guess the concern is not that high with them about getting them on board- And for those who are wondering NO I didn't purposely bring it on with intention to use one -I had our stuff in a garmet bag- but after 10 days a wwd it was in the luggage and since I didn't use it there at all I forgot about it -
Yes, I understand that is is a hazard but I am fairly sure there are more things going on that we dont' know about as well -
Will I bring it next time - its a staple in the luggage -- will I use it - most likely not I don't mind others doing my ironing if It is a resonable charge and not a lot to do -

Corryn
03-31-2005, 09:15 PM
I don't know if I read it here or on one of the many Disney Packing Tips Lists'.

There was a tip to get the clear, long drycleaning bags from your drycleaner. Using a garment bag to hold the items, first place one freshly pressed item into one drycleaning bag and then hang all the items in the garment bag. It stated that this will keep your clothes wrinkle free because there is no friction between the clothes, only the plastic.
Has anyone tried this? :confused3

Also, I forgot about the wrinkle release spray. I've never used it before, but I guess now is the best time to try.

MommaluvsDis
04-01-2005, 12:09 AM
The dry cleaning bags do work! Press the garment, hang on a hanger and put each garment in it's own bag. I did this last year and everything came out nice and neat.