Monday, April 2, 2012


I got the shelves installed in the laundry closet today. They are much sturdier than I thought they would be; they are actually very strong and, I hope, durable.

I hope that over time I will get to the point where everything is organized, and convenient, and pretty. That will only come by actually using the closet and seeing what works and what doesn't. Some things I know already. For example, it's prettier to have all my cleaning rags in a basket, and it's more organized to have them all in a basket. But it's not convenient to have them in a basket. It's extra work to have to take a basket down and look through it to find the right size rag rather than just grabbing one off the shelf. And it's more convenient to put the clean rags away if they aren't in a basket. I have to balance my desire for a tidy and cute appearance with the necessity of making my work in the house as uncomplicated as possible. After all, my home is where I live and work.

I have one or two more "final touches" to add this space, but for now it's done!


  1. It's beautiful!!! I love it! I love the gray, and I love the white-against-gray... looks so clean and neat!

    1. Donna, that's what I love about the color too - the contrast with the white appliances makes it look so clean.

  2. Wonderful! I wonder if I could put shelves like those on the side walls of my laundry room. I don't think I could reach the stuff if I had it on shelves behind and directly above my washer and dryer.