Finally, this past summer I was able to paint the laundry room. I wish I had taken a before picture. Picture a sky blue tinged in dirty. There was also a refrigerator in here. Beside the hot water heater. I still need to add all the finishing touches. I also, was waiting until the laundry was actually caught up and everything was clean. HA!! It’s real life over here, not Land of the Perfect that you see in blogland. Who knows when I will get to make it gorgeous, but I have really wanted to show y’all my “system”.
Granted, I might be the only one in all of the land to care…wait, I take that back! My cousin, Teah, who was my helper then, helped me accomplish this. SHE will care. HAHA.
Anyway, back to my “system”. On the right is the washer, obviously. But, also on the right are the DIRTY clothes. I purchased a 3 basket sorting thingy. You can see it hiding behind the 2 hampers, there. In goes colors, pinks, and whites. (Yes, I have an entire load of pinks. I also have an entire load of blue clothes and brown clothes. Because those are Brian and my favorite colors to wear. But, those stay upstairs until washing time.) Too much? The white hamper is for dirty towels.
To the left is the dryer. If there are clothes in baskets, they are clean. Clean clothes are ALWAYS on the left.
Do you see the closet organizer hanging there? That was in my closet, I brought it down for organizing the girls clothes as I fold them. Each girl gets a cube. I am not sure what else to call it. But, I tell them to get their clothes out of their cube and put away. It keeps down the amount to put away each time. (In theory, anyway.)
I just noticed the laundry coming out to the dryer, as if to attack!
Behind the curtain is the built-in shelves Brian installed. They are organized in a messy way, I put the curtain up to hide it. My OCD keeps wanting to rearrange it, so I am hiding it, instead. The curtain kind of matches. Who cares, anyway? It is just a laundry room. Well, I kind of care. I spend about an hour a day in here. I want it to be pretty.
I really like my “system” because once you know it, anyone can go in and take over laundry. It’s not just my job. I have a helper. I like for us to be on the same page. I am training my girls to do laundry. They need order and routine. This totally helps.
Now that I have totally aired my dirty laundry….hahaha….as I look at this picture, I see how grody that floor is. Something else to put on the list. In the meantime, though, I think I will put a big rug in there. Do y’all have any suggestions for the walls? I want to put words in there….vinyl wall decals. Like, “laundry, the never-ending story” OR “wash rinse repeat”, my favorite is the Johnny Cash lyrics~ “you gotta know when to fold ’em”.
What say you? What should I do?