When Malcolm and I got married I told him I had two requirements before I would move into
his our house.
1. It had to have central air conditioning (we didn’t get heat for 2 more years).
2. The washer and dryer had to be inside the house. The current hook ups were in a dark room at the back of our detached garage.
I dream of a laundry room where I can sort, wash, and fold in a beautifully styled space, but for now I gladly settle for an upstairs coat closet turned laundry spot. Malcolm was able to squeeze (and I mean squeeeeeeeeze) a stackable washer and dryer into a hall closet. Suds and other laundry supplies live down the hall in another closet and the banister serves as clothing line at times, but the job gets done and I don’t have to venture into the scary garage. Which is great because I do A LOT of laundry.
Here are a few of the laundry rooms I am lusting after:
My heart swoons over this turquoise and white laundry room from The Sunny Side Up Blog. And look at all the storage! Love it!
And I love these hidden laundry bin drawers in Erin’s other laundry room (yes, she has TWO…so jealous!).
In the words of Rachel Zoe, “I die,” over Brittany’s recent laundry room reveal. Look at the back splash! And I adore the dark cabinets.
How clever are these over machine pullout drying racks via Houzz?
My dream laundry room would have storage, drying racks, hidden sorting baskets, cheery color, and two sets of washer and dryers. I do a lot of laundry and I could get so much done in no time!
So now that you know what kind of laundry room I dream of let’s talk laundry routines. If you read blogs or search youtube channels about cleaning schedules most them suggest having a set day every week to do laundry so you don’t fall behind. For me, waiting to do laundry once or even twice a week would be overwhelming not to mention time consuming.
To be perfectly honest, I don’t mind doing the laundry, but I hate putting laundry away (especially having to hang up laundry). I do laundry for six people (and the little ones like to change their clothing multiple times a day) so if I waited all week to do laundry I would have so much to put away that I might have a break down thinking about returning all that laundry to its proper place.
Instead I do at least one load a day, but usually it is about two or three. I start a load first thing in the morning that consists of yesterday’s dirty clothes and pajamas. In the afternoon I usually run another load or two of towels, sheets, or miscellaneous items. The fact that these loads are usually fairly small makes it easy for me to fold and put them away every day. It only takes me a few minutes to fold them in the afternoon and then I usually put away the piles during bath time while the kids are playing in the tub.
Do you prefer to do laundry everyday or do you have designated laundry days?
Check out one of my favorite laundry tips here.