In an effort to fully disclose my Laundry Life, I feel compelled to reveal these shameful pictures. This is the current state of my Laundry Room.
Oh yes, it’s painful to look. Consider yourself warned.
As you can see, my laundry room is ultra-small. I think it is only 6 feet x 4 feet. You would think in a space this little, that it would be hard to not keep it de-cluttered. Apparently, that is not the case.
My shelves are a wreck. I can’t stand them. The little white trash can on the shelf? It certainly doesn’t belong in the laundry room since it is my laundry hamper for my kitchen towels.
And my ironing shelf is the one on the bottom. I can’t even get to the items that need to be ironed! Just awful…
Not to mention the fact that if you pull out one towel, you know the rest are going to fall right on the floor.
The lovely picture of the top of my washing machine.
Bottles of detergent that need to be stored away and clothes that need to be soaked to remove stains.
And last but certainly not least, is the top of my dryer.
Tons of stained items that need to be soaked.
So what is my plan to whip this tiny little room back into shape?
To take it piece by piece until it is nice and neat, just like I like it!
First, arrange the linens on the shelf. The sheets and towels are already folded correctly, so all I have to do is re-arrange.
Secondly, I’m moving to the floor and putting every stuffed animal in the washing machine and putting all stained items in my 5-gallon bucket to get ready for the Big Soak.
Lastly, I’m clearing off of the tops of the washer and dryer. The detergents I am not yet using go in the sliding bins under the machines. The stained clothes go in the bucket and the extra socks go in my stray sock bin.
Theoretically, it shouldn’t take long at all. However, with little people my plans are often thwarted. My goal is to have it done by the weekend and I’ll post after pictures on Monday!
Does you laundry room need an overhaul like mine does? Take before and after pictures and send them to me! Or write a post on your blog and send me the link! I’d love to feel like I’m working along side someone else!