We have a laundry closet, conveniently tucked between the kids rooms, and a short distance to all other laundry pick-up and drop-off spots through-out the house.
For the better part of five years, it has looked something like this:
...which is probably why it becomes even more of a dumping ground right before company arrives and we slide its doors shut to give the false appearance that we are totally organized, clean-living folks. I got tired of the chaos and finally decided to tackle ground-zero.
I won't fool myself into thinking that I can keep the doors closed on a regular basis - there is just too much dirty clothing around here to believe that. So instead, I decided to make some upgrades so that when the doors are open, the closet feels more like a part of the house, and less like a complete disaster zone that someone forgot to shut the doors on.
Today, it looks like this:
Ahhh....much better. I added some much loved childhood momentos (mine and theirs) to the shelves that might have been awkward in a space like the living room, but totally appropriate in an open closet between the kids rooms.
Next up: The potting table? The master closet? The garage? Dinner?