My husband would say that I don't wash the clothes, the machine washes them but someone has to load and unload it, hang them on the washing line or clothes horse and take them back down again and iron them.
My ironing basket is extra large today in fact it is over flowing.
I have been unwell for a few weeks and hubby told me to,
"Just leave the ironing,why would you do it when you're not feeling good?"
My answer usually is," If I don't do it who will?"
The ironing fairy doesn't come to my house. My mum was my ironing fairy when my children were young.She always did my ironing when she came to visit she thought it was one practical way she could help me and she was right.
Have you even bought non-iron shirts? They come from a well known British department store and are folded and wrapped in cellophane.What's the first thing you have to do when you take them out of the packet? Yes, iron the blooming things. They may be non-iron if you tumble dry them one at a time but who would want to waste money doing that? Maybe the odd bachelor. I mean odd in the sense of one or two of them, not odd as in strange.
I bought this ironing board cover because it was half price in the sale and I thought it was funny. The joke has worn off and all I see is the word, fool when I use it.
|Yes,a new cover is called for.|
My friends I have a solution, a solution to retain for ourselves all those hours we spend doing laundry.
Yes,you heard me. No more washing and ironing. No more having three different sizes of clothes in the wardrobe because of yo -yo dieting. We buy what we need, wear it and throw it away when it needs washed and take a new one from the packet. Here's how it works.
1) Material will be tough, non crease, anti- allergenic and biodegradable but not suitable for washing.
2) The new material will be made to resemble all different fabric textures. Like a shape shifter.
3) Men's shirts will come in packs of seven (one for every working day) containing various colours.
4) Men, women and children's t-shirts will also come in large packs.
5) Clothes will be cheap to make. Seams will be glued and not sewed.
6) Because they will no longer be a rubbish mountain of unused clothes the government will give us a cut in taxes as an incentive to wear disposable clothes.
7) They will not look ugly. They will be designed by top class designers.
8) The only items which will not be disposable will be coats and suits which will be dry cleaned.
9) Every household will be given a special recycle bin to place out worn clothes in. When a special liquid is poured in the clothes will melt. This bin will never need to be emptied.
10) We won't be bored wearing the same clothes year after year.
All the scientists have to do is invent the fabric. Surely this is not beyond the realms of possibility?
Think of how many
Irons along with ironing boards will become obsolete and we will be set free.
I have discovered we are able to buy disposable underwear and socks advertised as for travel. I knew I had saw some, somewhere, but paper panties? No that's not what I want. To rustle as I move would not be a good look.
As for the socks? I can't make out from the photo what they are made from but surely it's not paper?
So it seems we are nearly there, but the scientists will have to avoid making the same mistake they did with disposable nappies or diapers. Mountains of them are taking up space on landfill sites. As I said, my new material would dissolve when a (harmless) chemical is poured on them.The only downside I can see to this is having to have another re-cycling bin but as it would never be full it only needs to be a small one.
I know someone will comment that they love to iron clothes. I respect that and if they have any free time my next load will be out the machine soon and after I have hung it up to dry if they wouldn't mind ironing it for me I'd be delighted.
Do you have any suggestions to add to mine on how this could work? I'd be happy to hear them.
PS. Hubby wants me to add that while I was unwell he ironed his own shirts every morning. That's his story and he's sticking to it.