Meet my ironing pile.
Normally I wouldn’t introduce people to my laundry but this has been sitting, waiting to be done for so long I fear it has developed a personality.
I hate ironing. I have always hated ironing and I view people who claim to enjoy ironing with suspicion, however D-Day has come and I have finally resigned myself to the fact that it needs to be done. That is to say I had resigned myself to do it before I came up with this excellent list of reasons why ironing is not a good idea.
1. It encourages us to wear other clothes.
When I haven’t ironed for
months *cough* weeks, it is like having a new wardrobe. I find clothes I had long forgotten about and would never wear if I had ironed.
2. It is good for the economy
If I really run out of clothes to wear before I iron, I will have to buy more. If everyone did this, the economy would be booming!
3. It encourages independence
Ok, I understand that expecting Buddy to iron his own clothes is a bit extreme, however the Train Driver is certainly capable of picking up an iron.
4. I’m saving electricity.
Surely it would be better for me to iron all of the clothes at once, rather than do lots of little baskets. (I know my basket has far surpassed the little basket stage but I could certainly fill it some more!) This will use less electricity and in these days of rising energy prices, that can only be a good thing.
5. I’m preserving and respecting the lifespan of the iron.
The more I use it, the sooner it will break. I’m being a conscientious housewife and protecting our household appliances from unnecessary wear and tear.
So, after careful consideration, I have decided that it would be irresponsible if not negligent of me to iron.
What a shame.