Friday's Favorites~ My Hide-A-Way

Edited by Mrs. C: I'm sorry that the pictures are so small. Blogger is not being nice to me, and I'm having a very hard time loading pictures. When Mr. C and I were newleyweds I was, shall we say, deficient in my homemaking skills. I could cook a little, I could clean (if we were expecting company), and I could do the laundry. I knew how to iron, but I just let the clothes pile up, and then I ironed our clothes each day as we needed them. I reasoned that I had too many clothes to fit them all in my closet, and if I ironed them, they'd just end up all wrinkled from being jammed in the closet. Well, as time went on and our little blessings began to arrive, I finally got my act together and began to actually take care of our home. I became a better cook, I organized our home and developed routines to keep it clean, and I stopped procrastinating when it came to ironing. Our last home had a laundry area in the garage, so I had to do my ironing in my bedroom. A bad habit that I had was that I would set up the ironing board and then leave it sitting there in the middle of the room for, umm, days. That problem was solved when we moved to our current home. It has an indoor laundry room, which I love. My favorite part of the room is my ironing board.
Every woman needs a hide-a-way ironing board! It is so easy to just pull the board down and put it back up when I'm through ironing. I never have to worry about the kids running through a room and tipping the ironing board over. It has an optional timer, which allows me to set a time goal (maybe 30 minutes), and I quit ironing when the timer goes off because the iron shuts off automatically. The lamp comes on when the timer starts, and it really helps me spot those wrinkles! I've only experienced two negatives with my hide-a-way:

1) It isn't as long as a traditional ironing board. However, the only time that is a problem is when I'm ironing a really long dress. It is long enough to iron Mr. C's pants on, so it still gets the job done!

2) I have to order the pad covers from the manufacturer since they are a smaller size. I haven't been able to find them in any of the local stores. They aren't expensive ($8 each), and they last a long time. Ironing for six people is a chore that I no longer dread. I often listen to sermon tapes or relaxing music while ironing. Ironing is also a good time for me to pray for my family. I pray for the person that wears the garment being ironed.

If only my Rowenta iron wasn't recently destroyed by the dog...

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Friday, September 29, 2006
Friday's Favorites~ My Hide-A-Way
Edited by Mrs. C: I'm sorry that the pictures are so small. Blogger is not being nice to me, and I'm having a very hard time loading pictures. When Mr. C and I were newleyweds I was, shall we say, deficient in my homemaking skills. I could cook a little, I could clean (if we were expecting company), and I could do the laundry. I knew how to iron, but I just let the clothes pile up, and then I ironed our clothes each day as we needed them. I reasoned that I had too many clothes to fit them all in my closet, and if I ironed them, they'd just end up all wrinkled from being jammed in the closet. Well, as time went on and our little blessings began to arrive, I finally got my act together and began to actually take care of our home. I became a better cook, I organized our home and developed routines to keep it clean, and I stopped procrastinating when it came to ironing. Our last home had a laundry area in the garage, so I had to do my ironing in my bedroom. A bad habit that I had was that I would set up the ironing board and then leave it sitting there in the middle of the room for, umm, days. That problem was solved when we moved to our current home. It has an indoor laundry room, which I love. My favorite part of the room is my ironing board.
Every woman needs a hide-a-way ironing board! It is so easy to just pull the board down and put it back up when I'm through ironing. I never have to worry about the kids running through a room and tipping the ironing board over. It has an optional timer, which allows me to set a time goal (maybe 30 minutes), and I quit ironing when the timer goes off because the iron shuts off automatically. The lamp comes on when the timer starts, and it really helps me spot those wrinkles! I've only experienced two negatives with my hide-a-way:

1) It isn't as long as a traditional ironing board. However, the only time that is a problem is when I'm ironing a really long dress. It is long enough to iron Mr. C's pants on, so it still gets the job done!

2) I have to order the pad covers from the manufacturer since they are a smaller size. I haven't been able to find them in any of the local stores. They aren't expensive ($8 each), and they last a long time. Ironing for six people is a chore that I no longer dread. I often listen to sermon tapes or relaxing music while ironing. Ironing is also a good time for me to pray for my family. I pray for the person that wears the garment being ironed.

If only my Rowenta iron wasn't recently destroyed by the dog...

10 Comments:
Blogger Mrs.B. said...
Sounds really neat!

But the pictures didn't come through! )o:

Anonymous M said...
The pictures did not come thru! M

Blogger Mrs. C said...
Hmmm...

They were there when I posted, but I'll have to go take a look and see if I can get them to show up again.

Blogger Mrs.B. said...
That is a neat ironing system! My only problem would be, I use the fat end of the ironing board because my husband is such a large man! But it sure looks convenient. (o:

Blogger Mrs.R said...
I just wanted to say that I enjoyed your 31 Days of Prayer for Your Husband. I didn't get to do it everyday, but I get to them all. I started at the top and just kept adding on each day, so by the end of the month I was praying through the entire list.

Anonymous Copper's Wife said...
My daughter had one of those hide-away boards installed in her laundry room when they added onto their home recently. What a neat thing it is!

I always thought that Rowenta irons were overpriced. Until I owned one!!! There really is a HUGE difference with a Rowenta iron!

Blogger Mrs. C said...
Mrs. B,
My hubby is large, too, (6'4"), but I don't have any problems ironing his shirts. I'm sure it takes me a bit longer than it would if a could use the wider end.

Copper's Wife,
I had a Rowenta for several years (after wishing for one for several years), but somehow the dog got a hold of the cord when I left the iron on the counter. He chewed the plug off! I probobly could have found someone to repair it, but I don't like to take chances with electrical appliances.

Mrs. R,
I'm so glad you enjoyed the 31 Days of Prayer. I think that the Lord draws our husbands closer to us when we lift them up before Him.

Blogger Sis. Julie said...
I'm not sure I'd like the hide away ironing board. I like my bigger board and I use the flat end to iron my hubby's and Ronnie's dress shirts. Everyone has their way of ironing. I never learned the "right" way to iron...so had adopted my own way...to change it up would be stressful to me...LOL!! I do like the fact that the hide away board is hidden away though. Mine has to be put in my utility room next to the toilet...LOL!! Oh well...whatever works is alright with me.

Blogger Mrs Blythe said...
I'm not a big ironing fan, it's something I'll put off, so it's firmly scheduled into my routine where I can't put it off any more, lol.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Had to do all over again/ won't always accept password a real PAIN
So enjoyed your ramblings.....
Am putting under comment as I couldn't find anywhere to E/mail...
Just to say I visted a nursing collegue in Marietta: then took the train to Huston Texas (via New Orleans) before Katrina....
To stay with snail mail friend Mira Then flew back to uk...
Really enjoyed the train journey
There was also an excellent observation car too....
I do hope you will visit my blog to see more about me!
http://colourmelove-sunny.blogspot.com
Pic of Mira there too...
I can't say I LOVE ironing but when I get round to it am OK....
ptl....
God bless your Day
Freye(sunny on blog)

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