Everyone has their priorities on how they spend their money and I prioritize household help. I am fortunate enough to have a housekeeper and a laundress. Our laundress has not been here is a few weeks and we are starting to pay the price. She simplifies a big element in my life--mounds of laundry. Mostly she washes, folds and puts away the clothing. That is it! If time permits, she will starch and iron my linens. Even though I owned a business and managed a staff of 50, I am weak when it comes to household help. I like the comfort of knowing who is in my home and touching my laundry. Also, I believe it is easier to keep someone than hire and train a new person. So I am stuck making a national plea for her return.
In terms of ironing, I was blessed at one time to have a rotary iron or known to some as a mangle. This was a linen lover's dream come true! It was from a friends estate so it was old. I tried to put a large folded tablecloth through it and burned out the motor. Oh well, I guess it is best for napkins only. I have my eye on a new rotary iron...on my list.
Old Rotary Iron
(use to have)
(I guess it is strange to want this but I do)