Monday, October 16, 2006

Domestic Goddess Tip #53

If one considers their ironing board to be a piece of furniture and has stuff delicately balanced upon it, ironing one's work clothes on the carpet is not a reasonable substitute.

Using a high heat steam setting over nylon carpet could lead to uh, melting of one's pretty area rug and also a glob of black melted nylon on the side of one's shirt that is rather obvious when one removes their white coat after grand rounds.

Free advice from me to you.


~~Silk said...

Speaking as one who considers the ironing board an extension of the desk, a folded sheet on the floor works well. But easier on the back is to iron directly on the bed.

The Phoenix said...

I hope you are not going to try and blame the Phoenix for that one. I do feel some what responsible. I kept you on the phone for so long you might have had time to move the objects from the decorative ironing board to their proper place. But then again probably not, laziness is one of your defining features!!! HA HA
PS sorry about the shirt but this is God's way of telling you to go shopping!!!!

Sarah said...

Hahahahhaha. I just spray my clothes with water and throw them in the dryer for a few minutes. Still a little wrinkle-ish, for me!

ru said...

I did that once in college. It left a noticeable pointy impression on the carpet. I thought it made it look hip and moderne. Also I think there's a Martha Stewart issue about decorating with ironing boards.

ru said...

ryc: how did you know? was it the itchy nose or red eyes that gave it away? or the manic talking that never quite got to any point? man, is it cold in here? i got the chills. I gotta go man. i'll catch you around. i'll be on the corner of 5th and broadway waiting for my dealer. piano dealer I mean.