Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Laundry a Chore No More!

Ok, does anyone really like doing laundry? I know I don't. All the cramming of clothes into the washer and then pulling out wet clothes to stuff into the dryer and somehow make they all fit. Not to mention all the yucky dryer lint to clean out that sticks to everything in my laundry room and seems to multiply on every surface. I realize it's a fairly simple activity that doesn't require too much effort, but it's one of my least favorite chores.

Of course, my laundry room is also the home of the cats' litter box, so I have to work around that and avoid dropping any clothes in it. (Eww!) It's also the only room in the house we never painted so it's drab and dirty and full of miscellaneous clutter and cleaning supplies. Someday I hope to get a stackable set of front loaders so I have room for a mini mudroom area as well as hide that stinky cat box in the corner. But for now our 15 year old washer and 20 year dryer hand me downs continue to chug away. Of course it takes about 2 hours to dry a load of laundry so I'm not sure how economical it is, but until they finally give up and die or I win the lottery(not likely since I've never bought a ticket) I'm stuck with my little laundry room devoid of cheer.

I came across a few rooms that might make laundry less of a chore because of how bright and pretty they are. I love all the organization in these areas as well. Anyone else feel like washing some clothes now?

[caption id="attachment_1055" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Remodeling Center"]Remodeling Center[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1056" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Remodeling Center"]Remodeling Center[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1057" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Remodeling Center"]Remodeling Center[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1058" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Remodeling Center"]Remodeling Center[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1059" align="alignnone" width="450" caption="This Old House"]This Old House[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1060" align="alignnone" width="400" caption="This Young House"]This Young House[/caption]


  1. I would actually *do* laundry if I had that first laundry room up there.

  2. I LOVE all of those photos! I wish they'd do some inspirational ideas for those of us with the cheap- top loading washing machines. Sigh. ;)

    Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for visiting my blog!

  3. so would like to have those front load machines too. sigh...probably not going to happen

  4. Hi Sara,
    You found some great looking laundry rooms. I had top loaders when I lived overseas. You can't open them once the cycle begins, which means you have the pleasure of seeing the pen you accidently left in a pocket stain everything black and there is nothing you can do to stop it. I also learned there is a difference between regular detergent and top loader detergent. Using regular detergent means you come home and to soap bubbles spilling out the machine and half way down the hallway!

  5. I do remember reading that you have to use special detergent with front loaders.


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