I have recently taken a liking to ironing. I find it to be rather relaxing and a wonderful stress reliever. I don't know why it is such a simple task, but I seem to enjoy it.
I have a vintage 40s/50's iron that works far better than any modern iron I have used, but I don't use it as much as I would like as it is not an upright and I haven't found a trivet I like. Not true... I found this amazing trivet at Goodwill. It had a pentacle on it, but Goodwill wanted 13$ for it! GOODWILL! I have seen trivets in high end antique stores for far cheaper than 13$! I would have paid up to 5$ for it.
I like to press my clothes more for the task of doing it than for the polished outcome. I suppose it is because when I iron, I don't think about anything else that is weighing on my mind. I iron things that don't need to be ironed, just so I can relax.
I am hoping to get my hands on a vintage 30s/40s wooden board! That would be a dream. I haven't found what the average price for boards of that type are, but they always seem to be more than what I want to pay for them. I'd like to pay 10$-15$ not 30$-40$.