Continuing on from my 2013 goal of living “The Organised Life”, today I tackled the laundry.
When we bought the house 3 years ago it was an outside toilet from the days when races didn’t mix and black and white had separate facilities, it was the FIRST thing to go, sending that part of its colonial history to the grave!
Indoors we don’t have much in the way of utility space so the items you see in the picture above were scattered throughout the house.
The ironing board roamed room to room, the ladder hidden behind the piano and the brooms on the floor, an eyesore, but worse still Nathan ended up using them as toys, turning the inside broom into an outside one, mud and all.
We used to store the detergents on top of the washer, only to have Nathan play his own little game of ‘laundry’ by pouring them over the floor, the new elevated rack puts a stop to that and our boots, once strewn across the floor, are now neatly packed into a plastic container on top of the washer.
All of this enabled by a great, moderately priced wall storage system called the ‘Store.It’, sadly now discontinued in South Africa.
I’d been looking for one for a while and as luck would have it there were two units left at a local hardware store, discounted to 50% off, so I snapped them up and got to work.
All in all it was about and hour and half of work, but I can’t begin to tell you how many more hours of joy it will bring me not having to look/deal with the old mess!
How are your organised life goals going? Have you made any progress in cleaning out your own clutter?