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Sunday, May 8, 2011
"I enjoy doing housework, ironing, washing, cooking, dishwashing. Whenever I get one of those questionaires and they ask what is your profession, I always put down housewife. It's an admirable profession, why apologize for it. You aren't stupid because you're a housewife. When you're stirring the jam you can read Shakespeare." — Tasha Tudor
These days we have so many non-wrinkle fabrics that we don't have to spend much time ironing, however, if you still have a few items that need to be pressed, or you iron your linens, you may find these tips helpful.
Did you know that if you spin dry your clothes at lower speed they will have less wrinkles in them? The higher the speed the more the wrinkling. Take your clothes out as soon as the spinning is over and shake them well to remove tangling. Put to dry immediately. Once completely dried, remove and fold immediately and you will have very few wrinkles to iron out. I launder our cottage curtains often and this has been very helpful in cutting down my ironing time.
Placing aluminum foil below the cover of your ironing board helps to cut your ironing time as well. The foil reflects heat, thus ironing both sides at the same time.
When pressing pants or jeans, iron the top part on the wrong side. Iron the legs on the right side. This gives the pockets and waistband a smooth look.
Loose threads or ravels can easily be snipped if you tie a small pair of scissors to the end of your ironing board.
You need a village, if only for the pleasure of leaving it. A village means that you are not alone, knowing that in the people, the trees, the earth, there is something that belongs to you, waiting for you when you are not there. ~Casare Pavese
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