|Before I worked in laundry room-right side|
|Before picture of laundry room-left side|
The black shelving system was overbearing. The cloth hampers were constantly slipping off. Couldn't tell how much dirty clothes we had. We used this system for too long for dirty clothes. Now, we know what needs to be done because the baskets are transparent.
|Round, white baskets and green hampers hold dirty clothes|
|Dirty clothes hampers kept slipping|
|Cloth hampers often overflowed|
|Basket labeled for dirty pastels|
|Baskets allow us to see if we have a big pile to wash|
|We can stack these baskets when not in use|
|Baskets labeled with sticky notes and scotch tape|
|Tried this out for kid's clean clothes|
|White furniture piece hubby rescued functions better for kids' baskets-right side|
|Often had to use classroom next door to sort|
|Simple index card to label daughter's basket|
|After picture, big bag is important(see below)-left side|
|White shelf removed from laundry room|
|Before-cluttered shelf in laundry room|
|After-decluttered shelf with detergent relocated|
|Bags in laundry room cluttered|
|Bags squeezed into bigger bag to reduce clutter|
All four kids, including Kaelyn (6 year-old)
Had to clean computers and electronics. Only Gabriel cleaned his computer. I swiped at the dust on my laptop. I keep my laptop closed at night to reduce dust. Iris has a piece of cloth to clean her Net book. Need to clean other two desktop computers.
Had already worked in the utility room. I have the baskets set up. Hubby "dumpster dived" at a neighbor's bulk trash. He found a white piece of furniture. He dismantled it and down-sized it to fit in the utility room.
In the utility room, we have no sink so I won't worry about cleaning a non-existent sink. Instead, I continued to get rid of emails that have clogged my email accounts.
There is no official closet in the utility room, but hubby has his uniforms there. I need to ask him which uniforms are new and which are old.
Basically, I can't afford to hire anyone to help me clean, due to finances. I will try to clean whatever I can. I will enlist family to help whenever I can. I am very grateful for all that I have. It doesn't bother me that I can't hire someone. My kids help me out a lot. I am grateful for them.
1. Family--siblings and in-laws and their children
This is for tomorrow, Saturday. I plan to rest and spend time with my family.
Well, thanks for reading this update.
I hope this entry has inspired you to organize your home office and utility room.
The link above leads to an ebook which can be helpful in prioritizing and breaking down the cleaning. I encourage you to click on the link if you need more help.
May God bless you all with His wisdom and peace.
This entry has been part of the Family Fun Fridays series.