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I don’t actually mind ironing.
It’s quite relaxing done in front of the TV.
Or at least it would be, if I actually had 3 hours spare to stop and watch TV!
So back on planet reality, I lived in fear of the ever growing mountain of increasingly crumpled stuff in the laundry basket.
Until that is, I turned everything on it’s head and banished the blinking basket!
I now do 30 minutes a week absolute tops and many weeks none at all!
My mistake was assuming most stuff needed ironing. So once the laundry was dry I put it all in a basket to wait to be ironed.
Just like my mum and grandma always did.
My mum & grandma were so wise about so much but the ironing I have to stay they got wrong!
If you start the laundry assuming you won’t iron a thing and take a tiny bit of extra care during the wash and put things away neatly as soon as dry, they actually get much less crumpled.
Then even if you decide to iron a few things as needed like smart cotton shirts, they’ll be super quick to do because most of the wrinkles will have dropped out.
If you struggle with the ironing, like me, this approach really does make an enormous difference … give it a try and let me know what you think …
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What about you?
What are your favourite tips for getting on top of the laundry? Do share them below?