Making Time: With Kootoyoo
We are always banging on about this kind of thing aren’t we? All that “if you had three wishes” stuff and invariably people say “time”.
Never mind the genie folks I’m here to tell you just how you can give yourself a whole day! It’s simple really…sling the iron in the bin! As a busy mum of 3 almost grown kids (and therefore a slave to the laundry) I can tell you that we iron NOTHING. That’s right – not one thing. I really don’t see any point. A number of years ago my iron packed it in and I never replaced it. I do have a teeny tiny iron for craft related projects but as far as the garment department…it’s a no go zone.
Top Tips for an Iron Free Life:
Spin on a slower speed.
Your clothes will come out of the machine wetter but I find the weight of the water pulls them flatter.
Hang your clothes immediately.
Give each item a fierce shake to remove as many wrinkles as you can and hang them as flat as you can.
Fold your clothes as soon as they are dry.
Even better if they are warm from the dryer but either way, don’t leave them crumpled in the basket. Fold and sort and put away. The weight of the other t-shirts or shorts or jeans in the drawer will press them flat.
In the event that you find you really must press something (and I’m limiting this to black tie affairs only), we have a few alternative suggestions for you…
-Toss the item in the dryer for a few moments (better if you also throw in a damp face washer or hand towel).
-Use a damp washer to “press” out any stubborn creases once the garment is on.
SOS tips from Pip
-Use the hair straightener.
-Use the blow dryer.
The only question left to answer is what to do with this new-found time? I use my #timesaver time to go for a run, or catch up with real life friends or go out for coffee or do homework for school or just actually catch up on the other things I seem too time poor to manage these days (like cook dinner).
* I admit that both The Date and I work from home which eliminates the need for business shirts.