Ironing was once the chore that I dreaded the most. All of the sudden, though, I have noticed that I iron almost every day now. Because I am doing it so much more often, I decided that I wanted to make it more of a delight. While not as tedious as it once was, I want to keep up the momentum going so that it doesn’t become a dread again.
When we were married, or maybe even before that, I bought this horrible ironing board cover at Walmart. I remember that it was the only option that they had at the time, and I thought that I would eventually buy another one. The thing has cats on it, and not cute cats either! Really, what do cats have to do with ironing?
After years of looking at the darn thing, which of course reinforced how much I dreaded ironing, I finally decided to invest in a new one. I looked a few times at a few different stores and finally found a crisp, colorful one at Target that makes me happy when I look at it. The price of the new cover was around $13 and worth every penny!
The lesson here is that one way to make a chore more enjoyable is to find a way to make even a small part of it more fun. If you dread washing dishes, crank up some music or listen to a favorite book on tape. If cleaning the bathrooms is the worst on your list, watch for cute scrubbers and gloves on sale. I can’t promise that it will work every time, but I sure to enjoy my new ironing board cover!