One question that has been asked of me pertains to organization.
About 5 or 6 years into being a mommy, I began to realize that I needed to get a handle on the clutter.
No, it didn't come naturally. I had to research, try, research some more, ask questions & try more. Slowly, I have morphed our home into sort of an organized chaos. It's not ready to be featured in one of those organizing & storage magazines that I can never seem to pass up at the checkout, but it works.
Today, I'll talk about one area of our home that requires some organization: the Laundry Room.
I don't know about you, but next to the kitchen, my laundry room is where I spend the bulk of my time.
When we first married, my poor hubby was always running out of clothes of the....um....fundamental sort. My garage was my laundry room. UGH! I had to share it with the spiders & bugs, all sorts of important "stuff" my hubby & I felt we had to keep, and, oh yeah, THE CAR!!! On top of all that pleasantry, it was either stifling hot, bitterly cold or damp & dirty....always dirty.
In short: I HATED IT!
I'm not sure that it was the chore that I disliked as much as the location. However, after dealing with that for about 12 years....we were finally able to make some dreams come true. We had drawn out plans to include our garage as part of our house, creating three new rooms: a homeschool/play room, an office, and a laundry/craft room (I guess that's kinda like 5 rooms). One year later, we sold it & moved.
*sigh* Just when I had it perfect.
Fast forward a bunch of years to now.
I currently have a 'sufficient' laundry room. I would prefer it to be a tad roomier, but we make due.
As with pretty much every area of my life, the way I have organized my laundry room has been adjusted numerous times. Don't feel that you have to do something the same way forever unless it happens to work forever (which it rarely does). Life changes require minor touch ups to your organization and sometimes even some major overhauls.
In order to help them with sorting colors, I tied ribbons to the handles which coordinated with what I wanted in them. These ribbons are from the 'Lights' basket. When we first implemented this plan, we grabbed some clothes & compared them to the ribbons, deciding where they would go.
More often than not, the baskets are done right....except the boys have real issues with taking their underwear out of their pants...WHAT'S UP WITH THAT???
|Love the extra storage over the hanging rack.|
Hate how it all shows.
Cabinets are a dream.