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Date: 8/6/13 7:54 PM

Any suggestions for a good, sturdy, relatively inexpensive iron cord minder? I couldn't find a single one for sale in my town of 50,000 people and I'm not too sanguine about buying sight unseen off the internet especially when the shipping costs more than the product.

I'm about to decide it'll be easier to invent my own. ;)

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Date: 8/7/13 3:50 AM

I have seen some creative posts in the past so I hope someone jumps in.
I was thinking just the other day how much I missed my basement ceiling lightsocket set up. My grandma had it so I got an electric screw in outlet- it replaces the light bulb. Then I moved my ironing center to a wall and had an elec outlet installed just above waist height. Loved it for ironing!
Now in another house. I though to screw a surge protector unit into the walk at waist height but I iron in many different areas (i tend to rearrange furniture a lot!).
I have heard of folks using IV poles, huge safety pins to ironing board cover. Thought about sewing a piece of elastic to my cover to slip the cord through. I do think they make a notion that screws or connects somehow to the end of the ironing board and sticks straight up about a foot. It has a loop at the top to pass the cord through.
Anyway, nice to know I am not alone in thinking the iron cord getting hung up or in the way is a problem.

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Date: 8/8/13 1:59 AM

Hmmm. An IV pole. I might know where to find one of those.

To tell the truth I came to ironing late in life. My mother did and my husband does perfect jobs of ironing and I resisted learning to do it (except for pressing during sewing projects) for fifty years. Now I find it kind of soothing as long as my darling man does NOT offer advice.

The cord, however, is a royal pain no matter where I set up and no matter how I arrange my work areas. Thanks for all the great ideas!
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Date: 8/8/13 8:13 AM

What's an iron cord minder? Do I need one? LOL From Sandi's ceiling socket comment, I'm guessing it's something that keeps the plugged-in cord out of the way while you iron?

When I'm pressing a lot of yardage or other things where the cord gets in the way, I drape it over my right shoulder. The socket is directly behind me, so it works pretty well. I think I would be more annoyed by any gadget that wouldn't allow the cord to slide completely freely....

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Date: 8/8/13 11:38 AM

Amazon has Ironing Cord Minders. That is where I got mine.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Ironing+Cord+minder

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Date: 8/8/13 12:22 PM

I got mine online from a site here; iron minder
It is $5.97.

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Date: 8/8/13 12:33 PM

This is the same type I use. I get mine at OSH. These cheap little tools are truly indispensable for keeping the cord out of your way. They last a long time, too.
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Date: 8/8/13 1:49 PM

I have this one. But I have had so long I do not remember where I bought it. Probably online.

PS: I bought my last ironing board at Lowes. They may have the minders as well.


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Date: 8/8/13 8:08 PM

Thank you all! I'm off to order one now.

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Date: 8/8/13 9:45 PM

What does OSH stand for, please?

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