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Old 08-04-2009, 03:52 PM
 
Location: West TN
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I find ironing painful. I never fail to burn myself, somewhere on my body. *sigh* Never used to mind it -- I'd spend hours ironing my pleated cotton blouses and rayon skirts and dresses.

Now I just toss 'em in the dryer and hope for the best. I'm turning into my mother. *sigh*
Amen to that. I haven't ironed anything in years. I'm very picky in what I buy. My dryer has a you forgot to take your clothes out on time cycle!
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Old 08-04-2009, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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I swear no matter how much I iron I can't get wrinkles out..
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Old 08-04-2009, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I swear no matter how much I iron I can't get wrinkles out..
If you have a good steam iron and a can of spray sizing or spray starch, you will get good results. If your steam iron isn't working right, then just spray your clothes with water.
When I was growing up in the 50's, all the Moms used a bottle of water with a sprinkler top. They sprinkled the clothes, rolled them up, and put them in the fridge, if they didn't iron them that day.
I think of ironing as instant gratification..I can see the results of my labor, and I can also daydream while I do it.
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Old 08-04-2009, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Today, I made pea soup, corn bread and a blueberry cake for dessert. Didn't get to scub anything much today, but maybe tomorrow.
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Old 08-04-2009, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Hudson, OH
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Ugh! Not really.

I don't mind working on specific cleaning projects and getting into all the details, like doing a really good job on the floors or really cleaning house in the kitchen. But, I hate having to do a lot of general/overall cleaning at one time. That could be avoided if I did a bit of work everyday, but it seems that "everyday" something comes up and it all eventually turns into a big day of work.

That's when it ****s.
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Kailua Kona, HI
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After raising 7 children, during which all of the time I was convinced I was a horrible housekeeper, I love having a clean house! It's much smaller than a couple that we lived in when the kids were all home, all tile and faux wood floors which are a snap to clean (Eureka shark steamer for the tile). I love to do laundry, which prompts one of my friends to call me "disturbed" LOL. What I like is going beyond "clean" to practically sanitary for floors, kitchen, and baths. My Darling DIL does my windows for me sometimes. Since I work more than full time, most of my cleaning is on the weekends with just little spiff ups during the week (mostly vacuuming up the dang cat fur).
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Old 08-05-2009, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Cinco Dinero
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No... I like housekeepers more
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Old 08-05-2009, 11:13 AM
 
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I actually enjoyed working as a homecleaner, and still do. Trouble is, these days, its a great cash paying side job, but who can afford to have homecleaning services anymore.
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Old 08-05-2009, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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After raising 7 children, during which all of the time I was convinced I was a horrible housekeeper, I love having a clean house! It's much smaller than a couple that we lived in when the kids were all home, all tile and faux wood floors which are a snap to clean (Eureka shark steamer for the tile). I love to do laundry, which prompts one of my friends to call me "disturbed" LOL. What I like is going beyond "clean" to practically sanitary for floors, kitchen, and baths. My Darling DIL does my windows for me sometimes. Since I work more than full time, most of my cleaning is on the weekends with just little spiff ups during the week (mostly vacuuming up the dang cat fur).
I really get that. When all 4 kids were home, I never totally finished anything..the laundry, the cleaning, etc. I guess that's why I so appreciate being able to do it now.
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Old 08-06-2009, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Tweeking my house is my idea of a fun day. Today, I'm excited because I got a new iron and a fresh can of Niagra, and I'm looking forward to some ironing.

Bigger fun is in store, since we're finishing up a bathroom remodel and it's almost time to put it back together.

Don't get me wrong, there are things I don't enjoy like cleaning the refrigerator and washing floors, but for the most part, I love housekeeping.
Can you please come live at our house? We will give you free room and board and someone else will clean out the fridges.
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