Obviously, with 5 children, the kitchen is the busiest room in our house. It is the one room that can be sparkling clean one minute and a major disaster the next. The second craziest room in the house is the laundry room. To be honest, in every house we’ve owned this has been the case. I’ll be doing great; keeping up with the washing and folding then something like a stomach virus will hit the house and it’s game over. Another problem that persists in that room is that it becomes a drop off point for things that can’t easily find a home. For example, we have a microscope that we use a least once a week; but I don’t usually want the samples we are examining in the school room which is upstairs and more difficult to disinfect. I prefer to use the microscope in the kitchen. We keep it in its original box and up on a shelf in the laundry room. I have lots of party supplies, art, and science experiment supplies in there too.
It was looking sad and since quite a bit of my time is spent in there, I decided to spend some time and effort to pretty it up. Because this room is low priority for everyone else, I wanted to getting it looking happier, but at minimal expense.
I’m not 100% finished with this just yet, but I’m way closer than I was last week :0)
Here’s the sad before pictures:
I still have a little more to do. This project cost about $70 and a few hours of time (mostly shopping), but it does make the second busiest room of the house a little bit happier and more colorful!