So, I went to Lowes last week and purchased these drop cloths. When I was reading on line, a lot of people said that they washed them first before using. Well I figured that they came out of the package clean so why bother!!! I cut them in half lengthwise and with a spray bottle of water, ironed them. It really wasn’t that hard and did not take much time. I happen to be CRAZY and love to iron(immediate satisfaction!) Two drop cloths….20 minutes or so!