Have I ever mentioned how much I hate ironing? In case I haven’t: I hate ironing. So much so that my favorite technique is taking the clothes immediately out of the dryer and hanging them while they’re still warm. If I miss that window, I’ll just turn the dryer back on for ten minutes or so.
Yeah, it’s not a frugal technique, but, well, I hate ironing. I can’t even tell you when the last time was that I had my iron out.
We have a tiny little problem with the hot-out-of-the-dryer technique, though. A monkey wrench, if you will. Megan, my youngest, has a favorite shirt. She wears it every time it’s clean. And, sometimes when it’s not.
It has a sash. The sash never seems to get untied before the shirt gets washed and dried. Have you ever seen a sash that has been washed and dried while tied? Ten minutes in the dryer isn’t going to help that puppy.
Stupid iron. Then, one morning, Megan came upstairs with her favorite shirt on while I was fixing my hair. Light bulb moment! A little spritz of water and a few swipes with the flat iron does wonders for a wrinkled up sash. And, it doesn’t require an actual iron or an ironing board.
Yeah, this one most definitely works for me.
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Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.