Tuesday, October 9, 2012

laundry disaster

 So I had a laundry disaster yesterday. Like it was bad, really bad. We started laundry before bed and of course I was in a rush in the morning and forgot to switch it. Huge Mistake!! My morning rush resulted in not 1, not 2, but 6 (yes 6! SIX!!) Victoria's Secret bra's getting dried. It was horrible!  For the most part they survived, but a few have wires that are a little twisted and messed up. But for those of you who have purchased bras from this store, you know how much money was potentially destroyed in the dyer.
In the old house, I had a sign on the dryer for the everyday items that didn't get tried with a space for special items to be individually listed. That list accounted for all three women in the house, and now it's just me. So I needed a new "do not dry" warning label.
I made this one for myself, with my normal do not dry items already included
Its nice and polite, but gets the point across that I will cry the next time my stuff gets dried. Plus its kinda cute. There was a picture at the bottom of a laundry basket full of colorful socks but it went away when I saved it as the PDF.

I also made a blank one for you. So you too can prevent laundry mishaps :)

 To make mine reusable, I just laminated it and stuck it to the front of the dyer. I will use a dry erase marker to add in those special clothing items that don't go through the laundry very often.

Here's a peek at the rest of our small laundry area:

I have no idea how we accumulated so much extra bedding?? There's like 5 sets of sheets up there! I think three sets of flannel for winter and 2 normal sets. Seems a bit excessive maybe. But switching it up every two weeks keeps me from getting bored. I just put on a clean set when I wash bedding so my bed is remade right away rather than waiting for the laundry cycle to finish.

Since we are jam packed into an (actually not that small) apartment, the laundry area also doubles as my closet. Our clothes do not even come close to fitting in the closet and two dressers. Not that I have a problem, or too much clothes. That can't be the issue. So my belts hang here. Mostly because the rack clips into this kind of shelving and I wasn't about to replace the shelf in the closet just so my belt rack could hang in there. It works just fine here.

 Socks are the other item that made it here from my closet. There is a basket for dress socks and a basket for everyday and workout socks. Again, not an ideal situation, but it works. Not a huge deal to walk to the hall to grab a pair of socks after I'm dressed for the day.

Last is my "laundry supplies" Method detergent on the far left, cheap-o fabric softener, normal detergent, and oxi-clean in the pretty jar. Oxi-clean is my favorite. My white NorthFace coat could not survive without it, because lets face it- I can't keep anything white. 

What do you do at your house to control the laundry situation?? I would love to see pictures of some other apartment laundry spaces!! Perhaps a little inspiration for me to reorganize??

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