Tips & Tricks Tuesdays: Add this to your wishlist!10:00:00 PM
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My tip this week is:
(drum roll please)
My cordless iron.
Ladies, I call her Lucy.
Oooh, and there's her base:
There's a bit of a story to Lucy.
About 11 years ago, I moved out on my own. At the same time, my mum was relocating to another town, about 4 hours away. Commence purge of 35 years worth of general household accumulation...
One such item was her ancient iron. I say ancient jokingly - I know they didn't have electric irons in ancient times. *wink*
Uh - I'm not sure how to word this, but - that iron was a piece of proverbial feces. Badness. It blew certain circuits when I used the wrong outlet in the apartment I was living in. It left rust stains all over everything. It leaked like a freakin' sieve.
But, I was broke. I couldn't even afford an iron, for Pete's sake. I was in University, my boyfriend (now hubs) was doing his PhD - we were living off of student loans and my part-time weekend & evening job with hours that nearly killed me. (another story, another time).
So when my mum got wind of the fact this iron was such a piece of pooh-pooh (after a profuse cursing spree when the shirt I was ironing for hubs' interview ended up with rust all over it...again...), she took it upon herself to give me a new one for Christmas one year. <tears in eyes> That's when Lucy came into my life.
If someone gave me this iron now, I'd be ecstatic. Uh - come on! It's frickin' CORDLESS!!! Quilter's dream.
When you're in your early twenties, and you receive an appliance for Christmas, you refrain from showing the disappointment/disapproval, etc. I couldn't believe my mum had bought me an iron for crying out loud. What next? A crockpot?
(ended up she did buy me a crockpot - but about 3 Christmas' later :P)
Now? Same iron. And I don't honestly know what I would do without her.
Oh, Lucy - don't ever leave me, k?
Honestly, ladies. If you don't have a cordless, you have to get one. They're not as expensive as you'd think, and I love mine (obviously, look at the ridiculously long post I just wrote about a stupid iron! hahaha).
So hop on over to Amazon now, add one to your wishlist for Kissmas. Your hubby needs ideas ;)
Don't forget to link up your tip, trick or tutorial from your blog below! Happy Tuesday!