You’re too busy, sensible and in need of downtime to iron.
So don’t ever iron again. It’s easy:
- Select the slow spin speed on your washing machine
- Use thick clothes hangers (those spindly wire ones will not do the trick)
- Take the clothes straight from the washing machine onto the hanger
- Button-up and tidy-up the shirt so it looks neat on the hanger
- Leave overnight
- Voilà! It’s ready to wear or hang in the wardrobe.
That’s it. That’s all you need to do.
If you hear yourself saying, “Yeah, but…” you’re sabotaging yourself. Stop it. You deserve better.
If you hear yourself saying “Yeah, duh…” you’re on my side. I’ve doing the washing, and NOT doing any ironing, this way for all my adult life. You and I are allies. It amazes me that there are others who don’t know.
If you hear yourself saying, “Yeah, isn’t it great that a middle-aged white man is telling everyone what to do…” you’re right. It’s a bad habit us middle-aged white men have. In my defence, I’d just like to point out that as a nurse I’ve been educated, trained, mentored and inspired by smart women. I’m not assuming superiority here, I’m just sharing a life hack from the trenches.
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That’s it. At first blush it may seem that this blog post is WAY off track for a nursing blog, but I reckon it belongs here. Why? Because nurses using and passing-on self care tips is in keeping with the rest of the blog. Also, mental health week is coming-up – what better way to walk the mental health talk than stop being a slave to ironing?
As always, your feedback is welcome via the comments section below.
Naturally, if you know someone who irons it is you solemn duty to pass-on this info. 🙂
Paul McNamara, 5 October 2021