Lets Keep it Real Mondays: Ironing

Remember my post two weeks ago about my tomato plant?  Well I am happy to say it is doing a little better.  My sister (who inherited my dad's green thumb) came over and gave it a little love.  I am still not convinced it will last much longer.  Truth is, I don't really like tomatoes anyways, unless they are paired with mozzarella and balsamic or fried.  :)

Enough about tomatoes, on to ironing.  I hate ironing.  I get a headache, my back hurts and I only get about 2 shirts done before I decide to quit.  I feel like a terrible wife, because my husband's closet and my closet are a wrinkled mess.  I realized that something needs to be done about my lack of ironing when Michael said, "I have the best news...there is a maid that will come and iron our clothes!  I think we should hire her."  My initial thoughts were one, we can't afford that and two, I need to start ironing now.  So I grabbed a few shirts and only got two one and a half done. ha.  Our closets are still a wrinkled mess, and I think a steamer would be a good solution.  Any recommendations on a steamer? 
the pile of laundry and ironing that is ALWAYS in our bedroom
I realize that you might be thinking...her biggest problem is that her clothes aren't ironed?!?!  That is not what I am saying at all.  The problem is that I start to feel inadequate when small things like ironing are not in order, but I have to remember GRACE NOT PERFECTION. 
via Emily Ley

"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.  Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly of my weakness, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me."  2 Corinthians 12:8-9


  1. I feel your pain, girl! I bought a small hand-held steamer from Bed, Bath, & Beyond for $19.99-- best purchase I've ever made!! I received one of those big fancy tall steamers for graduation and it would clog all the time and was way more expensive. Here is the link!!

  2. I have two steamers, one is the Jiffy Steamer that is "professional" grade. Not worth the cost or the space it takes up in your laundry room. The second is the My Little Steamer. Don't let it's small stature fool you - this thing is LEGIT! Handy, durable, affordable. Do it! http://www.hsn.com/products/mangano-900-watt-my-little-steamer-wextra-wide-head/6825707

  3. I hardly ever iron ;( but what I do is I hang all our clothes straight from the dryer. When I am drying, I dry for about five minutes, then I stand by the dryer and take things out when they are still fairly damp, shake them and run my hands over then to help them lay straight. I also use the wrinkle release spray. You spray and do the same thing, as I do when hanging: Spray, shake,rub..and most of our clothes look pretty good. The other trick that works especially for clothes that are not 100% cotton, is I take the item to the shower, while it is on the hanger, wet it down completely, and hang it and let it dry hanging in there. It drips dry. I might go back and shake it once or twice and it looks pretty good once fully dry. Hope this helps. I feel your pain, your ironing pile is how I feel about laundry and cooking..I feel pretty inadequate when someone comes looking for underwear or a towel, or looks in the pantry and says "there isn't anything in here to eat!" ps you may be able to find a home made version of wrinkle release spray if you find that my no iron plan works. Also every so often I do iron..but it is rare, only when these other two methods do not work! Sharon