Make ironing fun by buying a cheeky ironing board cover.
As some of you will already know, I am not a domestic goddess. I’m not very keen on domestic chores at all. In an article I wrote earlier this year, How to Make Housework Fun, I outlined my way of making housework fun. Now, faced with a mountain of ironing, I need to trick myself into getting this done as quickly as possible.
What I tend to do is iron the few things that really must be ironed, and leave the rest sitting on the bed in the spare room. Obviously, anyone can work out, if this happens week after week, the pile grows. I have many wonderful excuses why I don’t have time to iron, the main one of course being that I just have to write. Can you guess what I was doing when I became inspired to write this article. Yes, the ironing board is up, and beside it a small pile of ironed items. Also beside it is a larger pile that will be attended to once this article is written.
While ironing today, I remembered a fun way of getting the ironing done that I’d previously read online. Whilst researching ironing some time ago, for a humorous speech I was giving at my Toastmasters club, I discovered every woman’s answer to getting the ironing done. It’s all about your choice of ironing board cover.
Seriously, there is an ironing board cover that will make you the envy of all your friends. I’m sure it used to be called the Cheeky Dick ironing board cover, but now it’s simply called Richard. And what an ironing board cover! On it is stretched out a reasonably good looking, presumably naked young man, his mid parts covered by a small white towel. Now, here is where the fun begins. Apparently, the more heat you apply by ironing, the less there is of the towel, until you have ironed it away altogether. And guys, don’t turn away at this point, there is one for the boys as well. On it is Jordan wearing an itsy bitsy bikini that you must iron away.
Well, after recovering from laughing about such a fun way to do the ironing, I started imagining how to make ironing not only fun, but almost non-existent. You see, if you had such an ironing board cover, wouldn’t it be fun to share it with your friends. Invite a few of the girls – or boys – over for wine or a few beers. After a short time talking and enjoying each others company, you should give a sigh and tell them they’re welcome to stay but you really must do the ironing. In fact, tell them you have a new ironing board cover that they really must see before they go.
Can’t you all see them, fighting over whose turn it was to iron Richard’s towel away next. You could sit back and watch. Before you know it, the ironing would all be done. If you really want to see these ironing board covers, you should be able to do a Google search looking for Richard or Jordan ironing board cover.
Now, I’m not sure I’m brave enough to actually purchase one of the cheeky ironing board covers. But, when I return to my pile of ironing shortly, I will be able to smile and pretend and hopefully the ironing will take less time than usual.
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