To Iron or Not to Iron…


I’m one of those people…who irons her clothes…and then ten minutes after I have them on…look like I’ve slept in them for a week…I made note of that this morning as I slipped on a nicely pressed linen top…

Not sure what the deal is…I see other women in similar outfits…looking fresh as a daisy…crisp and creased…while I look like I pulled mine from the bottom of the laundry hamper…

So…I bemoaned…just a bit…as I dressed this morning…and…Bertha…being…Bertha…had something to say about it…short and sweet and to the point…if it bothers you to be wrinkled…don’t wear linen…

Hmmm…

She went on to say…that the fact that my top was wrinkled wasn’t what was bothering me…it was what people might say about me that was really bugging me…

And…she’s right…I’m thinking that someone else is thinking that I’m too lazy to iron…or some other derogatory comment…

Truth is…she says…it’s none of my business what others think…that’s their ball of wax…and…that…most of them aren’t really focusing on my wrinkles anyway…they are either focusing on their own issues…or how I’m treating them in the moment…

But…if I can’t be happy…knowing I’ve ironed…and that linen just wrinkles easily…then…maybe just maybe…I should wear polyester double knit…

And…I think…that’s probably one of the smartest things she’s ever said…

Jane

6 thoughts on “To Iron or Not to Iron…

  1. I think your right, nobody is worried about what your wearing. Except when your a teen. I’m so glad were not. Back to the blog. I used to iron everything I wore. I put creases in jeans and shirts. Now, just household things like curtains and things like that get ironed. I iron clothes only if needed, Some summer dresses(not linen) and if I have to dress up. Our dryers today help us with wrinkles. Thank you technology. By for now Jane.

    • Kim…I’m like you…iron a few summer things…cotton and linen…and don’t worry about other things…it’s all about releasing those expectations of ourselves. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  2. Oh, Jane! The problems we girls have! I like to wear linen because of how lovely other folks look in it. In fact, I’m drawn to linen attire at the thrift store where I shop. However, no matter how much I iron it (and I use spray starch, mind you) I start out looking great, but by the time I’m in the car, with the seatbelt stretched across my belly, I look like I’ve been rolling around in the…well I don’t know in the what…but rolling somewhere that I will wrinkle up.

    But, here’s the deal, I DON’T CARE what people say about it. The ones who know me don’t care either. And the ones who don’t know me probably don’t care either. So it’s a win-win.

    Wear your linen and enjoy it. I enjoy mine until I have to iron it again!

    Love ya, Peggy

    • Peggy…so true…wearing what we love and being comfortable is much more important than other’s opinions. I always startch and iron before wearing…and beyond that…it’s oh well…but I do still wonder…how do some women never wrinkle…maybe they use cold cream instead of startch…LOL!

  3. Nods head, agreeing with Bertha. It is none of your business what they think. Have you tried hanging the blouse on the back of the washroom door while you take a nice hot shower? Always works wonders for me when in a hurry.

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