Monday, July 25, 2011

Least Favorite Chores

So I'm not really a fan of ironing. Don't get me wrong--I like the look of nicely pressed shirts, skirts, pants, etc.; I just don't particularly enjoy being the one pressing the clothes. Once I get going, ironing isn't really that bad. It's just the getting-going part that's tough for me. But my ironing pile is mounting up.

Should I:
a) put it in a basket and save it for my mother or mother-in-law to do to help after the baby? (insert evil laugh here...)
b) spray the clothes with a wrinkle relaxer and call it good? They may not look crisp, but oh well...
c) mount up the enthusiasm and get going--just do it anyway?
d) a combination of all of the above?

In reality, I probably will employ a little bit of all the above. But...the goal will be to get the ironing board out, grab the clothes that really should be pressed, and do it despite my feelings.

With undesireable chores, I've found it's best just to not think about it too much (you can put it off all day, for days); just do it; and do it early in the day. Then it's done. You feel so much better. So let's say yes to those chores we've been putting off.


  1. I only iron "as needed". Hanging clothing as soon as it comes out of the drier reduces wrinkles greatly, and then if something needs touched up I just do it quickly before I dress. I usually pick out everyone's church clothes Saturday night and iron them if they need it so I'm not in a rush to do it Sunday morning.

  2. My drier has a steam feature... I love it!

  3. AnonymousJuly 26, 2011

    I iron a lot of our clothes. But the task is more enjoyable if I set up the ironing board in front of a movie or on my front porch.