Laundry…Bottomless Basket.

Laundry is never-ending it seems like. I do a little bit each day instead of all at once. It’s never the same day mostly because I tend to forget to do it. Ok, I stare at it and talk myself out of doing the laundry that day. So a schedule does not work for me.

We do have our middle school boys do their own so they will be prepared for move out day!  🙂 They do good other than the hang up part. The clothes tend to end up on the floor of their closet. Maybe because they know mom will eventually hang them up for them.  🙂

It drives me nuts to see clothes not hung up.

A little trivia:

  • 21% of indoor water usage is from laundry. (http://laundry.about.com)  Maybe that is why I pile the laundry in the least number of loads possible. 🙂
  • The average American family does 8-10 loads every week. (http://laundry.about.com) I can believe that one.

When we looked at our current home we loved the fact the laundry room was a separate room and that it was on the main level. Once we moved in hubby discovered the space was a tad bit small for our laundry set. He had to remove the trim to make them fit. It’s snug. 🙂

Further discover our dryer is on the left. Now, I may be wrong but isn’t the dryer always on the right? Strange and it has been fun adapting to. My routine of throwing the clothes from the washer to the dryer was out of sync for a while.  🙂

Laundry Blog (Our current set up. Hubby complains about the side shelves, he hits his head. I like them because I can hang the clothes on them to put away. )

I would say the construction builders goofed when building the house and didn’t want to correct it. I guess we will be unique.  🙂

What’s up with cats loving to crawl behind the machines? They are always knocking the dryer vent off.

I foresee a future project for hubby blocking their access with shelves. 🙂

Laundry-Room-Makeover-Camerasandchaos Possible ideas: I love this color!

If you look at the shelves that is something we will need to do to block access for the cats. Might have to make it where they can easily come apart for cleaning back behind, etc. 

I don’t get the fancy light, too fancy for a laundry room.  🙂

Organized-Laundry-Room-GE-Adora- This would be my dream room but we don’t have the space for it here. But we do at our Puzzle House! So just maybe at that house.  🙂

Simple-small-laundry-room-with-Shelving-ideas-915x1372 Here is another shelf idea but would have to lower it and make it the width of the space from the wall to the machines. There is a good gap so the shelf would be plenty wide. Hubby didn’t push the machines clear back because it was very tight getting them in there. A shelf should work.

Oh, honey….I have a to do thing for you!  🙂

6 thoughts on “Laundry…Bottomless Basket.

  1. We just had our laundry room redone and it makes doing the laundry so much nicer! It used to be in the unfinished basement – super horrible and dirty. Now everything is clean and orderly…. well, except for that ever-growing pile of clothes that need to be ironed…. (by the way, I love the light blue color for the laundry room, that would be lovely).

    • Decorating can make any job more enjoyable. 🙂 We have an unfinished basement currently but it is fairly nice. I can’t wait to finish that. I am getting a writing/art room down there. 🙂 I love the blue too. Thanks for stopping by my blog. 🙂

  2. I saw this post’s title and I said, “Don’t I know it!”
    We’ve lived in this house for 14 months and I gotta say, I’m extremely unsettled about my laundry room. I just haven’t adjusted. We’ve always had larger laundry spaces, and I thought this one would be fine, because it’s similar to the one we had with two kids, and we’re back down to two kids now, but really, I’ve been spoiled! lol
    I’d love to get everything out and wallpaper it, add some rods, paint its cabinet turquoise, about the color of your background here, but honestly, how will I ever do that when I always NEED to USE the washer and dryer?
    My furnace and water heater are in there, which drives me a bit mad, but my washer was on the right in our last house and it never bothered me. I don’t think I even thought about it before your post. Hmm.

    • It is difficult to get anything done when you use it all the time. 🙂 The entire house is painted in a light tan, which I don’t mind, but you can see where previous owner did touchups and the paint did not match. Ugh. I want to repaint but makes me tired just thinking about it. I’m glad our furnace and water heater is not in this laundry room. Our other OLD house on the other side of the state has the water heater but we have it it’s own little cubby hole. I saw in most pictures where the washer was on the left side but who knows. My previous dryer had the door that went down so it would be ok here but this one opens towards the washer so a bit awkward, but I’m getting it. 🙂 Good luck with your laundry room. 🙂 We had four kids and now down to two. 🙂 Though the third child keeps coming home to stay. LOL Thanks for stopping by my blog. 🙂

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