'Woman Ironing' Armand Desire Gautier (French 1825-1894)
Put a little of your favourite fabric softener into a spray bottle and use it as ironing aid.
Not only will it make your clothes and ironing area smell beautiful, but it'll make the ironing easier.
Alternatively, add a teaspoonful of Lectric Soda and a few drops of your favourite essential oil.
It'll perform the same task.
Have some music playing. Use your iPod or other techno gadget, or just have a battery operated radio in your ironing area.
Iron near a window, where the breeze can blow over you and you can look at the view outside, no matter what it is.
Take pleasure in knowing that no matter what you wear, it will always look better ironed! Even the most threadbare or aged clothing is more wearable when fresh and pressed.