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.
That's so cool what you did with that space!!!!! I'm super jealous of all the storage and shelves. A lot of work, but so worth it huh? You've inspired me to maybe move my craft table into the laundry room too!! It would be out of Kayson's room....i.e. curious hands!
Kayson 10-9-06 & Cohen 02-08-10
Wow!! What a transformation! Very cool. Happy for you girl!
Married to my best friend 10-16-1993
DS #1 08-16-1999
In his room? Wow. You're BRAVE. My stuff would be in shreds if I did that with my kids. Then again I have 3 in one room.
This house is HUGE, but it's made for entertaining really. Today, after my husband has been here 9.5 years and I 6.5, we just realized that we bet that counter was made lower, not to sit it under the window, but to make a housewife's desk area. That way the room we use as a computer room was truly the man's office.
I swear it was meant to be. I feel really like I have my OWN space in this house finally and not just in a "you cook and clean here". It's a place for ME and MY stuff. It's a good feeling.
WOW!! That laundry pile looks like our bedroom thats how I like to keep my clothes...ya know, so i can find em easier
What a great use of space! It looks like it will be perfect for you!
What a great space! I have a space set aside it just seriously needs to be organized. I can't even use my table to scrap because it is buried under everything else. I have to use the back of a scrapbook, or my paper cutter, in my lap as my table
Wow! That's a massive transformation! What a project! But what a worthwhile project. I'm so glad you get your very own space!
mom to Caleigh Grace
That is such a wonderful use of space! How exciting that you have a place to call your own (although if you ask my DH he'll say the laundry area already is all mine )
Awesome! That is so cool!
My space is so disorganizec i made a vow, no scrapping till is done!!! Guess i better get my fanny in gear for this weekend!