Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Yet another thought about Pinterest

Is is absolutely necessary to have a cute laundry room?

Or a blinged out washer and dryer?

We are talking about a space that, ideally, VERY FEW PEOPLE ever see, and while I want to do laundry in a place that is clean and efficient, I don't much care if it's color coordinated.

There are exceptions, such as in our old house where most people came in through the back door, and the mud room in the back was also the laundry room.  But if your laundry room is not a main traffic area, I think I skip the time, money, and effort it would cost to decal your washer and dryer.  But that's just me.

Imagine this: you spend a week and a bit of money turning your laundry room into the cutest room in your house.  What's the first thing you want to do?  Show it off.  The only way that happens is online, or if you tell your guests, "hey, you wanna see my laundry room?"  I just can't think of a way to make that not awkward.  Plus, you always have to make sure your bras aren't hanging to dry in there.

I know this is true, because I got a cute bedroom set and I always want to show it off to people, but having random people walking though my bedroom is awkward, and inviting people up to see my bedroom is even more awkward.  And the fact that you pretty much need snow shoes or skis to maneuver around the piles of my husband's dirty socks, well, that just makes it even more awkward.

I'm pretty sure he wears at least 4 pairs of socks a day, somehow...I know I wash at least a full load of just his socks every week.

Come to think of it, I think I need a WAY cuter laundry room to make the hours of laundry I do feel less like purgatory.


  1. Laundry is purgatory no matter how cute your laundry room is, isn't it? I think so!

    1. Truer words have never been spoken.

  2. I dont need a cute laundry room but space would be awesome!

  3. wow...decorating a laundry room? news to me! WEIRD! and i love all of your points.

    now, for me, my kitchen is also my laundry room, so maybe I should paint my washer and dryer yellow! Or, I could get chalkboard paint and paint them so Ezra can write on them!! ROFL!


    1. You need this decal, Aprille: http://tradingphrases.com/socks-nom-nom-nom.html

  4. It's a ridiculous hour to be awake, and I'm seriously half dozing off, but when I read this I cracked up! I have a machine I use to make decals but still not gonna happen. The sock thing, yeah, I totally get that! I think that cracked me up the most because I totally could relate! Haha