Wednesday, March 23, 2011

My Laundry Closet

We don't have a laundry room in our home, and up until this weekend the washer and dryer were kept down in the basement.
Oh, and they were old. Really, really, old. I'm talkin' hand-me-down-free-for-the-taking-old.

And really, if you do a load of laundry a day, it is not fun to carry all the laundry down two flights of stairs, only to wash them and carry them back up two flights of stairs.
We have a big closet in the first floor bathroom. I ripped the doors off a few years ago to do this.
It is the perfect place for my new loves.


My husband cut the shelf that was already there in half and made two smaller shelves to store the detergent and other cleaning products.

SO, we may not have a laundry room, but I do love this laundry closet.
A friend even pointed out how nice it will be when the kids come in all muddy, and they can just strip down right there, and throw their clothes in the washer. I had never even thought about that! I feel so spoiled.
Is it strange that I have wiped them down everyday since we got them?



9 comments:

QuiltedSimple said...

That is fantastic! I love my laundry room on the main floor, but it's right as you walk in the back door and tends to be a dumping ground. Wonder where I can frame in a closet? lol
Kris

Anonymous said...

Awesome!! Can't wait to see them up close and personal! Wiping them down every day?? Honey, we need to talk about that...

MOM

seashoreknits said...

Love this! Oh - and if I had a pair of new front loaders, I would be petting them every day too. For sure. So perfect!!

Kelli said...

I got a fancy schmancy washer and dryer to replace my VERY OLD and worn out set last summer and you'd have thought I won the lottery I was so excited about it. And I still love them and pet them every week when I do laundry. It makes the job so much more enjoyable to have wonderful tools, doesn't it?

Marsel said...

Beautiful! And I don't blame you for purring over them. :) It will be so nice for you not to do all of that stair-climbing, wow!

Melissa said...

I'm going to try to break our washer/dryer just so I can get new ones. ;)
Love that closet, way to make the most of your space. It looks lovely!

Larissa said...

They are NICE! we recently purchased a new washer and drier to and i love how they don't rattle - like the old ones did. Enjoy!

ColorSlut said...

Your closet is adorable. Do you prefer powder or liquid for your soap? I'm always on the fence.

Hilary said...

Ooooh, congratulations on the new washer and dryer! They're beautiful! I love how you've put them in the closet with the curtain, too.