This week's assignment on MIH is the laundry room - declutter it! Mine, forunately, is already decluttered. I told you about it in this post.
This is the first home we've had, in 21 years of marriage, that actually has a real laundry area. Most of the houses and apartments we've lived in just had a place for a washer, and another place rigged up somewhere for the dryer. Our last house in Texas had the washer in the kitchen and the dryer in the garage. You had to go outside, down the steps, and into the garage to get to it. I once fell off the porch with a laundry basket in my arms, because there was no porch rail and it was a narrow, steep porch. It knocked the breath out of me, and I waited expectantly for my husband to come looking for me (I thought for sure he'd heard my "oomph" as I hit the ground), but after a few minutes I gave up on waiting for him and got myself up. He had been completely oblivious to any "oomphs" outside. Good thing it didn't knock me out! You couldn't hear the dryer buzzer with the dryer in the garage, and it was in a completely separate place from the rest of the house - combine that with my classic SHEness, and you have laundry disaster! So when we moved here, I was thrilled to find a designated laundry area, even though it is in the guest restroom.
Since the laundry is done in the guest restroom, I do try to keep it looking decent in there. I keep my laundry products in a nice basket, and I have a plastic bin for the kitchen towels and dishcloths to go in each day. I have some plants on the shelves too, and any extra laundry supplies that I don't use each day are under the sink. I would like to paint these shelves cover them some other way. I'll have to see how creative I can be! Suggestions always appreciated, too!