To take advantage of the cheaper ?? electric /hydro I now do my laundry on Saturday. Today was a bit iffy to hang on the line, but eventually it did dry, thanks to the stiff breeze. Just finished ironing, all done now until next week.
As I was ironing a few days ago I burnt the palm side of two fingers on my right hand, (now I am almost healed) and I mentioned it on my FB page,. I could not believe the comments I received..."if you plug that thing in it gets hot?", "I thought it was a kitchen decoration", "iron, what is iron?" and on and on it went. So I got thinking. Do you iron?
I know my quilty friends do, but do you iron clothes? I am dating myself here, however, I grew up and was a young home maker prior to the permanent press age, when you had to iron practically everything. You were one of the lucky ones if you had a steam iron, so the task really wasn't a pleasant one. After damping the clothes I would put them in the freezer, couldn't leave them in the basket for too long in the Summer heat and humidity, they would go mouldy, (no A/C either), so I would take out a few at a time. As I remember, the frozen clothes did not cool you off.
So back to my question -- Do you have an "ironing" day to press your clothes after you do your laundry? Maybe it's just me, but I don't feel neat and tidy unless my clothes are wrinkle free.