Thursday, February 21, 2008

How Clean is Your House?


How often do you ladies pull out your washer/dryer and clean behind and underneath? I can hear the gasps around Haughton as you all look at the photo above. This June will be 3 years since we moved into our home and I have only done this twice. I'm being pretty transparent with all of you by showing you this photo above. There was probably 50 dryer sheets, three pairs of undergarments, lots of change, laundry soap and sand...yeah, sand, hmmm. Not to mention gum wrappers, chap stick lids <--don't ask, a couple crayons and other little pieces of trash. Oh yeah and a paint brush roller.


We have more socks than anyone else I know. I am always buying socks. It's a thing from my childhood but that is another blog. I love new socks! Not crazy colored/patterned socks, just good ol' white socks. Anyway, we have so many that they don't all fit in the drawers so for the past year or so when I'm folding laundry I'll pair the socks together and throw them in a basket. Now, the kids socks usually end up in their drawers but Ken's and mine are together in the basket. Because of this he has left the house wearing my brown dress socks. I know I have big feet but he is a size 13 that couldn't have been comfortable. So my solution to being a better wife and homemaker for my husband was that I put all of his white socks in his sock drawer but his dress socks got organized into three drawers, black, blue and brown. Now in the morning he just pulls out the pair he needs and never makes the mistake of wearing blue socks with black pants.


Most of you know that I'm pretty bad when it comes to keeping up with laundry but I think with the coming of this third baby I've changed. I have done so well this last month with it all. Where it was a lot of work to do tons of laundry at the end of a week or two (eekkk), it's not that bad doing a load a day.


When we built the house I wanted a lot of counter space in the laundry room so that I could fold away, but all that did for me was give me a lot of room to pile up the clean clothes as they made their way out of the dryer. Now that I'm doing so much better the counter top stays clear and what a perfect place to put all of my scrapbooking things! Now I have a place for me, I've wanted my own space so bad. Yes, it is in the laundry room but it's mine! I've already scraped a couple of pages there. Thank goodness we vented that room.


7 comments:

Kate said...

LOVE IT! I'm so jealous of you super clean laundry room - it's go'geous!! And your sock idea is ingenious!

destiny said...

I think you are nesting.
The room looks great!! I love your scrapbook area! What is that over to the right in the next to last picture? A pull down ironing board? I've always wanted one of those. I hate putting the board up and down. I usually just don't iron.

Candy said...

I like Destiny's comment about you nesting! :) I bet you are! I don't think I've ever seen your laundry room. Wow, it looks great. I love your organization. :) I was wondering the same thing, is that an ironing board? I need one of those. I never iron either and I hate pulling out that big ironing board if I do.

Angela said...

I HAVE seen Michelle's laundry room and I am IMPRESSED! Girl, you should be proud of yourself because I am! What a great idea about the socks but I seriously don't think Chad has enough socks to fill one of those things. You do have sock issues...bless your heart :).

Laura said...

Very nice, Michelle! Way to go!!

Autumn said...

Sounds like nesting to me, but you seem to do it better than I did. There is no telling what is behind my washer. That looks like one clean laundry room now.

Life as Connor's Mom said...

Your laundry room is spotless!!! I'm jealous. I'm just trying to get all the baby stuff washed and put away. So my laundry room is a mess right now.