Monday, April 18, 2011

Reclaiming the Laundry Room

My washing machine has been leaking while being used for quite awhile.  I had noticed a wet spot and figured it was from the wet rags I had sitting there.  Well, it became worse and I had to replace the washer.  My dryer has also been taking longer and longer to dry things, so we decided to get a matched pair at the same time.  This meant I had to "reclaim" the laundry room.  I usually keep the door shut as it is the coldest or hotest room (depending on the season) and keeping the door closed helps.  Things have been carried in there and forgotten and disorganized and it had become a mess!

The laundry room before!

Here is the pile in front of the door.

Underneath the ironing board

There were 12 bags worth of bags (stuffed full!)

and 2 garbage bags of trash!

The now clear doorway

The old set taken out

The shelf above the washer/dryer before

The shelf after - still has lots of stuff, just more organized!
The laundry room after!

Now I can actually use the ironing board

Andy likes the fact that the step stool is clear

This cute bin was inside the new washer with parts and etc in it.  I think it will be reused for something!

The house the kids made out of the boxes.  They even have a 'fire pit'!


Ed & Dottie said...

You did a great job reclaiming the room. Now to keep it that way.

Amy :) said...

Very nice "reclaiming" project... doesn't it feel great? :) How cute that the kids made a house out of the boxes... those big appliance boxes make the best forts, don't they?

Becky said...

It is nice to have the room clean! And who knows how long it would have been before I would have tackled it on my own had I not needed to replace the washer and dryer! The new dryer has a slanted top, which is a good way to keep things from getting stacked on top! :)

Ed & Dottie said...

I always thought it would be a good idea if counter tops were slanted or could be tip to get stuff off of it.