Before- Laundry Room
(I can't believe I'm showing this picture. This is BAD)
Before- Scrapbooking storage (plus kitchen counter, and a bucket under the island, and other random places)
Over the last day and a half, much folding, sorting through 3 dressers, putting away too small of clothing in closet, putting away clean clothes, sorting, and throwing away.
Now, I didn't start cleaning the laundry room with this purpose, but it's a darn nifty bonus. I'm nowhere near done sorting through my scrapbooking stuff.... man did that get disorganized and messy.... so that's why the desk is messy. I've also yet to use the space so I'm sure what seems like the "perfect" arrangement of stuff may change as I actually use it.
I don't know why we didn't think of it before. I have been fighting HARD my husband's suggestion that I set up a space in the basement. It just would not have been practical for me. This is PERFECT. I can hear the kids and I'm as close as when in the computer room. I am near the kitchen for those "well you need to be near the oven but not staring at it moments". I won't be disturbing Katie during afternoon naps in her bedroom or bedtime in the living room. Built in table and an empty cabinet at my disposal. The ability to clean out the cabinet next to it if needed. Plug ins right there, and light directed right at that table (along with a SUNNY window). AMPLE work area, even with the milk carton storage, and I still can fit 2 baskets of laundry on the counter.
Okay... I think my excitement is obvious.