Doing laundry is like being a mail man, or I’ll say mail person and keep it PC. The mail just keeps coming everyday, no matter how much you delivered the day before there is more again today. Even by the time you’ve walked your route and get back to the post office, lo and behold, there’s more already. I TOTALLY understand how someone goes postal!!! The laundry just keeps coming every day no matter what - gather it up - wash - dry - fold - sort - put away. Sometimes I’ll announce to my family that as of this very minute everything we own is clean. But then someone changes and BAAM it’s over - more laundry to do. I must admit I have a really crappy laundry room- basement- cement floor- yucky. This is something I plan to change. I wanted to show you some dream laundry rooms. Would laundry be more fun if you did it in one of these rooms? Probably not but I’m going to believe it would be.
For me it’s about doing it as fast as possible, so the idea of two washers and two dryers is terrific!
I have a friend and wonderful interior designer, Nanette Ambroze Chandler, that keeps a proper hamper in each person's room. When that hamper starts filling up, she puts just that load in the washer when she gets up in the morning. Then switches it to the dryer before leaving the house and folds when she gets home. All the clothes go to only that one person's room, so no sorting. That person puts away their clothes once a week. Great idea!
For my clients I traditionally use kitchen cabinets, big sinks (so they can also wash the dog), some closed upper cabinets and some open shelves for easy reaching of the detergent. I often do a flooring that can get wet, wallpaper and a great roman shade - sometimes a cute chair. There are some great wallpapers and often matching/coordinating fabrics for laundry rooms- this gives a super cute instant fun touch. A little kitsch goes well in this room.
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Really the wallpaper and fabric don’t even have to do with laundry to give you that more sophisticated, “pssst, I’m secretly doing laundry” effect!
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