Welcome to the Laundry Room Edition of The 4 Moms Open House!
My laundry room is more of a passage way from the kitchen to the garage. I imagine the builder of this house was thinking of a cute little retired couple who might have a small load of laundry each week (or maybe even TWO if all three grandchildren came to visit!) when it was being built.
This is what my laundry room looks like on an average day.
I didn't move anything before taking this picture. Isn't it funny how the clothes are on the floor and NOT in the hampers? Har-har. That's me laughing.
Here is the same view after I picked up and then went around collecting dirty clothes out of bathrooms and bedrooms (again with the floor).
The bucket in the foreground is for soaking. If you would like to know how you can get one, it's easy. Just have someone from church bring you some apples from their orchard in a bucket just like that one, and then when they ask for it back a couple of weeks later, tell them that you will be glad to return it as soon you get the poopy panties out of it that are soaking, and they'll mumble something to the effect of "Er... um... that's okay... never mind... just keep it," and you just scored yourself a soaking bucket!
This is actually a very light laundry day for us because we have been trying to be better at keeping up. My problem actually comes with dealing with CLEAN laundry more than the dirty. I tend to let the baskets of clean clothes sit instead of putting them away.
And that's really all there is to show since there's not much to the "room".
Now, if you would like to know about my dream laundry room, keep reading. Here's what it would look like:
- 2 extra large capacity washers
- 2 extra large capacity dryers
- 6 foot folding table
- Very many hanging racks
- Cubbies for storing totes of clean clothes
- Cubbies for storing totes of out of season clothes
- Rolling hampers for dirty clothes
- Dressing area with curtains for privacy
- Shower stalls
This dream laundry room would be a combination clothes closet/dressing room/community shower. This would allow us to keep all of our clothes in this room at all times. All clean clothes would be stored here. Dirty clothes would be taken off here, and clean clothes put on in the dressing area.
This would also eliminate clothes on the floors in bedrooms and bathrooms. There would be no need for dressers in bedrooms, so there would be more space there, not to mention no drawers left open with clothes hanging out.
I'll just keep on dreaming about my laundry room, though, since chances are slim to none that it will ever be a reality. What does your dream laundry room look like?
Be sure to check out the rest of the 4 Moms' laundry rooms:
And don't miss these previous 4 Moms Open House pics:
- Smockity's master bedroom
- Smockity's kidlets' bedrooms
- Smockity's kitchen
- Smockity's living room
- Smockity's yard
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