I refuse to have an ironing basket staring me in the face with the words ‘Chore Hanging Over Your Head’ figuratively written on it.
This is what I do instead.
Shirts are hung on their wooden hangers to dry in the shade outside. Then hung in their respective closet. Jeans are folded and put on shelves. Linen is folded and put away in their respective drawers or closet.
My partner, Victor Pleshev, an architect who designed all the products in the Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover And Other Goodies range, irons his own clothes.
And irons what he’s wearing on the day. He was taught to iron at an early age by his mother, Margarita. Whose first job as a Russian immigrant into Australia in the 1950’s, with poor English, was working in a laundry in the back blocks of the western suburbs of Sydney.
I iron everything else. And I do love to iron. Because I LOVE how much better I look and feel in crisply ironed shirts and jeans.
And my cloth napkins that we use three times a day at breakfast. Lunch. And dinner.
It is pure decadence to put a crisply ironed napkin in your lap. For breakfast. Lunch. And dinner.
Trust me. It is!
But I will NOT iron in long stretches. I iron my shirt and jeans and handkerchief every morning. And iron my aprons, tea towels once a week.
And I iron my table linen every second day.
I iron a maximum 15 minutes a day. Often less.
In my world, life is NOT meant to be a chore. It’s a journey. And to make sure I enjoy this journey, I always want to be well dressed. And well pressed. You never know who you’re going to meet on this Yellow Brick Road. And to me, a few minutes a day to look my best for other people is certainly worth it.
Because . . .
I’ve always been aware that how we look matters. Because our personality isn’t the first thing people see.
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~Carol Jones, Ironing Diva❤
PS. This Ironing Diva loves leading an elegant life. And looks matter!
PPS. I am not only an Ironing Diva. But as one friend says, I am ‘The Queen’ when it comes to ironing.
I Am The Purveyor Of The Tantrum Free Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover And Other Goodies
Made with love and care in RURAL Australia by men and women who have a disability.
It’s not for everyone.
But it’s definitely for you if you’re fussy about the cover you iron on.
And if you love to support Australian made.
And want to put something back into the community when you make a purchase.
The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover cover has more than 350,000 customers in 29 countries. Because it lives up to its name. It ‘Fitz Like A Glove™’ every time you iron.
And these are the ‘Other Goodies’
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Photos of my rural property are courtesy of me, Ironing Diva – who is also known as Paddock Paparazzi – and taken at sunrise every morning.
Eastern Rosellas. On A Rural Fence.
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