Make ironing fun

June 8, 2008

in Homekeeping

Make ironing fun. It’s one of my life ambitions. There must be something that can cheer up this mundane, repetitive, boring, tedious, necessary activity. I don’t watch TV when I’m ironing because the infomercials on morning TV (when I’m typically trying to get it done) drive me batty. Could they be any more fake and insincere if they tried? The end result is a large, and ever growing, pile of ironing in the corner of my lounge and cranky family in the mornings because they can’t find their clothes.

I don’t know about making ironing fun, but I’ve at least found a way to make it a bit more interesting and productive. I hook on my iPod and listen to podcasts or audiobooks. Now I get up to an hour (my ironing limit) every couple of days of brainfood, while I’m doing something mindless with my hands.

Here are some of the things I’ve been listening to over the last couple of weeks (podcast links are to iTunes, audiobook links are to Audible):

Podcasts

Audiobooks

  • Screamfree Parenting, Hal E Runkel – I’m hoping to review this book here towards the end of the month
  • Eat That Frog, Brian Tracey – techniques on overcoming procrastination and how to prioritise effectively
  • The Total Money Makeover, Dave Ramsey – Dave’s guidebook on how to live debt free

I am now sometimes looking forward to doing the ironing (just a little bit), so I can listen to a favourite podcast or get a bit further along in a book. The pile of wrinkly clothes in the lounge has gone too.

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