I get what you're saying teacake
, but there's no way in hell I'd ever stop ironing. I'm way too fussy about laundry for that. Besides, ironing is a great time to listen to an audio book, a good radio programme or just natter with my kids. The rest of the house can go to pot, mind.
What I've cut down on over the years is watching television. Not being glued to the telly has given me much more free time to get on with other things. If I want to watch something I'll put on a DVD.