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Posted by: KathySews
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Posted on: 3/13/09 10:35 AM
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Once again, I left the sewing room for a "few minutes" not to return until the next day -- and the iron was left on. Necessity breeds invention.

I plugged the iron and a small desk lamp into a power strip and turned the light ON. Now, if the light is on I know the iron is also and while walking by the room - I will quickly see that the iron is still on.

Another option would be to put the iron on a timer.
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JenSews2 said...
That's a great idea!
3/14/09 0:08 AM
Kirstenw said...
Very good tip. For the same reason I had the same solution. I leave on a certain passage light that is never used. You method of a lamp is better as every now and again my husband walks past and switches off the light. The desk lamp will stay on, only I will notice.
3/14/09 1:12 AM
justgail said...
I leave the radio on - then (if the house is quiet enough), I don't have to walk past the room to see it.
3/16/09 1:21 PM
Linda G said...
I am running out to buy a small lamp....the iron is left on way too much at my house.
3/21/09 8:42 AM
kuecker said...
I have a light timer I plug my iron into. e When I turn it on I set it for the period of time I think I will be there.
3/22/09 7:14 PM

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