Saturday, October 25, 2008

Laundry Room Storage

One of the most freeing things I have done in my adult life is to implement the family closet in our house. No more dressers in the bedrooms taking up space and no more hauling clothes from one end of the house to the other. It is wonderful.

Mr. Right was kind enough to turn one of our top floor bedrooms in to the laundry room for me. Most of the children's dressers are in my laundry room so it makes short work of the three loads of laundry that I do a day.

We picked a sunny room that shares a wall with the bathroom for water drainage. My husband just added a vent and we were in business. I was very proud of myself, I put up this rod. My ironing board sits under it and I hang all of my husband's work shirts on it. We have casement windows throughout the house, so it makes it easy to access my clothesline, I just open the window and hang them out.

I have all of the children's drawers labled so that anyone can put them away, that's really helpful when I am not available - like right after I have a baby.

I have one dresser on top of another so it's like one continous wall of drawers. Very handy.

Here is the back of the door that exits to the hallway. This is one of those cheap plastic pocket organizers. I have all of the girl's hair accessories sorted by color. It has saved me so much time!

The changing table ends the tour, I love having it in here. I can just change a child and throw their clothes right in to the washing machine.

Thanks for coming to visit!


mama-aya said...

Yay! I love your laundry room, the clothing storage room off of it, the changing table and dressers all right there. But really, is it fair to post PICTURES?! I'm already thinking about your laundry room more than is healthy or normal- now I have fresh pictures in my head to go to sleep with! Of course, there are worse things to dream about....

Ginny said...

I love your laundry room. Mine is in the basement and I have to lug wet laundry up to my line on the back porch.

But, I love my laundry line.


Jennifer said...

Mama-aya, - You are so funny! Let's get together and plan your new laundry room. That's my kind of fun.

Ginny - I had the basement laundry room prior to this set up, which was finally put in to place in December '07. It's worth the work to get it the way you want. Love your blog, Ginny!

Julie said...

Just found your blog... can't remember how... hee hee I love just clicking and surfing. I love your laundry area. I too use the over the door "shoe" racks for other things. I have one inside my bathroom closet door so when it opens it holds all the things we need... aftershave, hair spray, brushes, curling iron etc. Saves the counters from being cluttered. We are expecting a baby in May. I have in stalled on on the back of a door where the changing table is to hold all the baby stuff.. lil socks, meds (up top), creams, lotions etc... they truly are a great invention!