Great ideas. I like the blind baking idea, as you can use the rice later. Also, twice-cooked starch is a great gut stabilizer, which is why it is a great partner to spicy food.
I have belonged to the "no iron" state of mind since I was a child. My father's cotton poplin shirts were rolled up damp and the procession of them had to be ironed until crisp. My aversion to this process led me to the "fold" process. Only things that look wrinkled despite folding or hanging need to be ironed. I have never ironed T Shirts, (roll them) pillowcases, (fold and pile them and they look ironed) or sheets (who cares?). Most of mine and my husbands clothes are 'drip-dry' (I try not to buy poplin or rayon).One other aspect to your research could be the monitoring of obsessive_compulsive disorders as applicable to the process.
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