How long does it take you to iron a simple, button-down cotton shirt? Aaron Marino of alpha m. says it takes him 15 minutes for an average shirt. So, how much is your time worth?
The reason he asks because there's another option to dry cleaning. Get your shirts laundered and pressed at the dry cleaner. The cost for getting a shirt laundered and pressed is $1.25 per shirt. With 10 shirts, you could iron for TWO AND A HALF HOURS or pay $12.50 to have someone else do it! If you hate ironing but want to look sharp, crisp, and fresh, consider taking your shirts to get laundered and pressed at the dry cleaners.