Who hates ironing?
Me. Me. Me.
Now I know some people love it.
And find it soothing.
But I’m a bit rubbish at it.
And all those sleeves and collars and cuffs stress me out.
And I reckon hating it, is why we’re so tempted by ironing products.
And end up with ironing clutter.
Somehow “stuff” will make it easier.
But honestly? It doesn’t does it?
So today we’re looking out for ironing clutter we don’t use and letting it go.
Just 10 Things – Ironing
As always we’ll stick to the just 10 things rules:
- Take 5 minutes or so, 15 minutes max
- Focus on ironing
- Open our eyes to unused products AND old broken stuff
- And without yanking stuff out
- Spot any we’re ready to let go
Look out for any of these …
- Ironing starch
- Ironing water
- Iron cleaner sticks
- Iron descaler
- Ironing board covers & underlay
- Old ironing board
- Iron holder
- Trouser press
Doing my ironing declutter I let go of an iron holder, a raggedy old cover that didn’t fit the board and a mini board – broken – for doing sleeves!
I hadn’t use them in a good 5 years.
And they jammed up the laundry cupboard.
I must have shifted them out of the way a thousand times.
BUT still held onto them.
And this is the weird thing about clutter.
It gets in the way. Loads.
BUT kind of becomes invisible.
We just accept the hassle.
Take it for granted.
And don’t think to let useless stuff go.
AND that’s why I love these little daily declutter lists.
They really open our eyes to all the random bits and bobs taking over our homes that are actually easy to let go!
And you know what?
Letting go of easy stuff, helps us let go of big stuff later.
So well done for anything you let go today.
But for an extra nudge read on.
A Little Nudge
I’ve talked about the marketing machine before.
And how it convinces us to buy stuff.
So we end up with a zillion little used products.
When one will do.
Especially when that one IS white vinegar.
I will almost never tell you to buy anything.
BUT white vinegar you should.
It naturally cleans and disinfects everything from dishwashers and washing machines to hard water scum in the bathroom.
AND it cleans irons.
Inside and out.