Oh boy, this is the post that I have been dreading for weeks now!
Let me say, that even before this move, I have not had our laundry under control. I change this and that, but haven’t ever really felt confident that we were efficient in this area of our home.
Twelve people keeps this little washer working full time. Sometimes, I just want to go and pat it to say “thank you, I know you’ve worked so hard….”.
She just works, and works, and works. Dirty towels, muddy clothes, potty accidents, you name it, and my washer probably sees it on a weekly basis.
We do use our dryer, but prefer to hang our clothes to dry out on the line.
The laundry lines were one of the first things we installed after we moved…if I had to rely on the dryer, we would never finish the laundry!
(…not that we’re anywhere close at the moment!)
We have bins in the laundry room for sorting our like colors, etc.
Our children each have hooks in their bedrooms for their bath towels. They launder those with their laundry on their assigned laundry day. (My older children are all responsible for washing and caring for their own laundry.)
This laundry room is temporary…it will eventually be located in this room:
I’m currently planning what exactly I would like to have in the laundry room. I know I would like to have a big folding table along one side. We will also have room for a drying line (for hanging delicate clothes), and bins for the younger children (we’ve decided to locate those in the laundry area rather than their bedrooms).
I also found this stain chart that I want to print and either laminate or frame (click image to view):
A basket for mending and a box for out-grown clothes would be nice.
I’m not sure what else.
If you were planning your perfect laundry room, what would you include?
Thank you for your ideas! Since we’re just in the planning stages, this is a great topic for me!
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