Since the little ones were here overnight this week, I got to do some of their laundry. As I pulled each the small sized pjs, shorts and tops and dresses out of the dryer, it was so much fun. I am one of those rare people who enjoy doing laundry. And, to add to my oddity, I love to iron each little piece. It stems back to the days when I worked for my grandma in her tourist home. Ironing everything was what made up my days in the summer. There is some sort of rare satisfaction for me in this simple job.
I like to stack the clothing on a neat, straight pile, smiling as I think of each little person who wears them...
...like the guy who happily wears this outfit that looks like his big brother's choice.
I use this wonderful smelling freshening spray from the Meyer Company as I iron. I lightly spray it on and then iron. I like the "Baby Blossom Scent". On the label it states,"The blossoms of spring wildflowers, butterfly violets and honeysuckle with a teeny bit of apple, lemon and mint--oh so gentle for your baby. Hush, the baby's sleeping." One bottle of this spray lasts a long time.
So, that is why I spray it lightly on clothes that I iron...it just makes me happy whether I have baby clothing, adult clothing or bedding that I WANT to iron. I am well aware that many of you out there have not touched an iron for many years, and that is just fine. Me...I am an odd one.
If you choose to iron, you most likely have a favorite iron that you like to use. Over the years I have tried a few different irons, and this is one of my favorites, an inexpensive Black and Decker iron.
Recently, this magic has become my choice when removing stains off of these little clothing and the bigger ones too. I spray, let set and then wash as usual. Stains disappear and that is all that matters to me.
I only use spray starch when I feel it is needed. This brand works well and again it's soft lavender scent is a bonus.
As I close this fun laundry post, I want to tell you that I did read a beautifully done post on doing laundry and the room she does it in, at the..missgracieshouse.blogspot.com/ Her laundry room decor certainly would add joy to doing the daily chore. If you have time, pay her a visit.