Monday, April 26, 2010

To Create One Large Bicep

Ironing: 6 little girl dresses, 2 young man button-downs, 3 ladies blouses, 3 mens button-downs. Well now, that only took forever and a half!

Does anyone have any tips to make this process more enjoyable? I confess, it's a task that I like to coat with a generous dousing of dread and and foot-dragging.

12 comments:

  1. no, I despise it. but I like your picture and post! Hey- if you want to borrow a baby, you could strengthen the other bicep. I iron w/ the right and hold babies w/ the left! :)

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  2. This is probably going to sound weird... and a little lame... but I've always thought of ironing like painting. I imagine with each big swoop of my iron I'm applying some bold, saturated color to my "canvas."

    Okay, yep, that's lame, but I've always thought of it that way -- since I was a kid -- and I really don't mind ironing.

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  3. Downy's Wrinkle Release is my friend, though it doesn't help my biceps! :o)

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  4. Send your clothes my way and I'll iron them for you! I LOVE to iron. But I'll warn you, I go a wee bit crazy with the starch :)

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  5. Kelly-
    The starch? As in the spray can kind? Do tell! I'm so curious on how to foster ironing love ...

    and

    Katie-
    How lovely! What a beautiful perspective.

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  6. Ironing has got to be one of my least favorte things to do. I guess thats why I don't do it! (=

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  7. Oh I love to iron - I just can't seem to find the time. It's a bit relaxing to me. It's progress...a few minutes commitment and it's done and the contrast...the change! Oh I LOVE IT! (Kind of like cutting the grass.) My mom always prayed for the owner of each garment as she ironed. I try to do that, too. And I love tuning out the world, and listening to a good sermon while I'm building my biceps. Wish we lived closer, maybe we could trade chores. :)

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  8. I may be a bit of a dork, but I love it when my closet looks like a boutique (yes, I even arrange my clothes by color). I like my tops to feel a little stiff and the creases sharp, like when I first buy them new.

    So, I have found that the best time to iron something is right out of the washing machine, when it is still damp. Then I use Niagra spray starch and it stiffens up the clothes as I iron them. Then I hang up the clothes to dry completely. Some starchy residue ends up on the iron, but it's worth it to have great looking clothes!

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  9. I confess, my husband irons his own clothes WAY more often than I iron them... I'm right there with you doing the foot dragging.

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  10. I grew up ironing in front of a movie. If/when I iron today, I do it the same way.

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  11. Boy, the mister's shirts are getting more and more colorful as the days go on. :)

    I like to iron but hardly ever do it. Anything that is productive and classifies as exercise is a winner. :)

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  12. I find that listening to a good audio book helps a whole lot - I recommend the Narnia series, they're great for little ears, to & read by great, well-known English actors. :D

    Donna

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