Overwhelmed by the Laundry Room

Every time we want to do a project all the left over extras end up in the laundry room.

The Christmas stuff makes a stop in the laundry room on its way up to or down from the attic.
The Christmas stuff makes a stop in the laundry room on its way up to or down from the attic.

Our laundry room also houses the entry to the attic so anything going up or coming down has a stopover in the laundry room.

The beadboard needs baseboard and chair rail.
The beadboard needs baseboard and chair rail.

I’m hoping today to put some finishing trim on the wall opposite the washing machine.

The bottom of the hutch has become a part of the linen closet; the top is going to be screwed to the laundry room wall.
The bottom of the hutch has become a part of the linen closet; the top is going to be screwed to the laundry room wall.

Then we can hang up and utilize the top of the hutch that we separated from its base when we built the linen closet in the master hall.

We need to finish trimming the laundry.
We need to finish trimming the laundry.

This cabinet will hold some old towels and rags that we’ve been piling up on top of it.

Do you save cotton rags?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

6 thoughts on “Overwhelmed by the Laundry Room”

  1. Oh yes, every time I think about getting rid of the rags I hesitate. But of course when I need a rag it’s always hard to find the bag. Good luck with the laundry room project. Each step makes the next one easier.

  2. I always look at cast-off clothes or sheets and think “I should keep this for rags,” but then I never use rags. I should just toss or donate the items. The thought that I must save them must come from my mom and grandma and their Depression mindset. I know it would be more ecological to reuse rags rather than paper towels or purchased shop rags … but I don’t have time or inclination to wash and store rags! Times change …

    1. I could totally do away with paper towels but Charlie would never hear of it. I have a nice pile of rags and am happy to pitch them out when they get yucky. Jo

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