I’m a pretty good wife (if I do say so myself!) but the one thing I don’t do around the house is iron clothes.
Since I’ve ironed clothes a grand total of two times in the past year, I may not be the best person to talk about easy ways to iron clothes. However, my husband irons his clothes every. single. day. To make it easier on him, I decided to make the way he irons clothes less time consuming and less of a hassle…see how good of a wife I am 🙂 !!
You see, the iron and ironing board used to hang out in the laundry room on the other side of our house. I mean, that’s where it belongs, right? All of the other supplies used when ironing (starch, lint roller, etc.) were scattered around the laundry room as well. Every morning he would take his clothes to the other side of the house (the side of the house where our super-light-sleeper-son was in his bed), pull out the ironing board, iron, etc. and work to get his clothes wrinkle free.
Iron Clothes the Easy Way
One day I realized that the closet connected to our master bedroom had a perfect place to store our iron and ironing board. Now, I realize that not everyone has a closet big enough to do this (this is actually a first for us as well). But, if you do have a large closet or another convenient location close by then I highly recommending moving your ironing supplies close to your closet. It saves valuable time, prevents toddlers from being woken up too early, and makes it more likely that you’ll actually iron your clothes.
(Well, I’m not 100% sure about that last benefit. I suppose that since I’ve actually ironed clothes once since making this change, it counts as improvement!)
We already had an iron/iron board holder that attaches nicely to the wall, so I thought it would be helpful to find a similar item that could hold the starch, lint roller, and other ironing supplies. Since I wasn’t aware of a particular product made for this purpose, I decided to experiment with an inexpensive cabinet/spice rack. I mounted it on the wall beside the iron holder and placed all of the supplies in it.
Voila! Perfect Fit!
Just by thinking outside the box and using an unassuming object in a creative way, we will save countless hours over the course of a lifetime when ironing our clothes. And by “we” and “our” I mean anyone but me 🙂
How often do you iron your clothes? Do you have any tips that make it easier to tackle?
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