Originally Posted by otc
How much do you suck at ironing? If it is taking you 2 hours to iron the packing folds out of 3-4 shirts, you are doing something wrong.
How many shirts do you have if you are going 1-2 trips a week? Also if you are careful, you shouldn't really have to iron a shirt after traveling (especially since you are wearing a suit).
I suck pretty much heavily at ironing, but the time is mostly spent trying to wet the shirts carefully to get the most out of the mostly non-steam-irons at the hotels I have stayed at. I also need some time to get the shirts usably dry.
I don't know how many shirts I have, somewhere in the area of 15-20 I would guess. Most of them are light blue, blue/white stripes or white. On a typical 2-3 day trip to a conference I bring a light suit, a black suit, a white shirt, a blue shirt and a striped shirt. I then vary ties/shirts/suits to get the most out of those.
I have looked at the creek-packaging systems now, I think that will help me tremendously when it comes to avoiding ironing.