Here we are with another week gone by. Last week I focused on the laundry room in hopes I’d get a little more organization in there. Unfortunately, I’ve fallen short.
What I did not realize in that room was how much laundry there really was to be done (I dread seeing my water bill next month, it’s not going to be pretty). I also didn’t realize what a mess of laundry I had waiting to be put away. It didn’t matter how much I put away, it all kept coming back! Which is the case with laundry I know, but trying to “catch up” made my head spin.
I’m not discouraged nor do I see this as a failure. Laundry is a time consuming task. But what I did get done is pretty amazing. See I have a tall hamper and regular sized laundry basket in there for dirty clothes. Before I started, the hamper was overflowing and the basket you couldn’t see at all. Now the basket is almost half full and the hamper is empty. Yes, I got that far.
While the clean laundry is still piled up, it’s not any worse than it was when we started. In fact, that looks slightly better. Not anywhere close to done though, although it’s good to know we can get something to wear out of the closets instead of laundry room.
So now I need to make a choice. Do I tackle the laundry room another week, or move on to something else? Now that the dirty laundry is completely caught up, it should be a whole lot easier to stay on top of it. Plus of course laundry has become more of a daily task. Although there really is a LOT of work still to be done in there.
Despite the fact it’s not finished, I am voting to move on to a different room. It really has been bothering me a bit, because our laundry room is not a “public” room if you know what I mean. Company rarely sees it, and I can easily shut a door to keep it that way (it’s actually our back porch right off the kitchen, and no one uses the back door in the winter).
So because I’m bothered by the first impression of the house, I’m moving on to the front room/dining room/living room. It’s the largest room in the house, and what you walk into coming in the front door. It’s also where I sit at the computer, where we watch TV, and where we eat. Granted it gets cleaned often because of the amount of time spent in this room by the whole family, it’s seriously cluttered. My desk is piled with papers and other junk from top to bottom, the shelf above the TV has stuff that shouldn’t be out sitting on it, the table/sewing machine by the door has junk on top of it, and other areas of the room need to be de-cluttered.
Will I be coming back to the laundry room? Absolutely! I’ve just decided it’s time to move my focus on the main room for the time being, THEN go back to the laundry room. This room shouldn’t take me nearly as long, and I might even be able to get back to the laundry room before the end of the week. 😉