you guys iron?!?!? wow! in my opinion, clothes just finished from a dryer don't need any ironing. here in japan, dryers are virtually nonexistant. they're starting to make washing machines that dry the clothes too. i doubt that more than 1 or 2 out of a hundred homes have a dryer here.
an interesting feature of newer washing machines is that they have a hose which allows you to use your used bathwater for the laundry. in theory anyway, the bathwater stays clean because people wash up outside of the tub, and then just soak in the hot water. the drill in my house is that after bath time, just before bed, i put a load on and use the bathwater (still fairly hot) for the first 2 out of 3 cycles, using regular water for the final rinse. i hang the laundry in the morning.
i used to have to dress up for work when i taught at college or highschools here, but now i run my own school, and jeans and a cotton t-shirt or sweatshirt are the order of the day. un-ironed. i let my daughter fold her own laundry. well, i suppose make
is the more appropriate word.
i don't "cheat" at the housework, but i suppose you could say that i'm pretty comfortable in a house that has that "lived-in" feeling. lol