Progress has been made on the great Laundry Storage Crisis as well as the Too Small Fridge Front!
First up, I popped into Ikea and nabbed a Lerberg shelving system (hello crossing something off the New Year’s Houseolutions 2013 list). At the moment it’s doubling as my plastic bag storage zone, plus storing a heap of stuff I am in the middle of using for DIY or stuff that I can’t put out in the garage because it’s damp and leaks:
Shelving, rather than a indiscriminate pile of junk that made it difficult to mop and vacuum. YAY!
Once I have done something about the garage and/or finished some of the projects I have got going, the contents of the shelves will be more house-like, and less DIY-like. Either way, progress has been made and order is being restored to the Laundry!
The Ermagerd Lerberg purchase was brought about by an amazing bit of freecycling thanks to DIY Dad (runs in the family, clearly). DIY Dad was offered a bar fridge sized freezer which he took, then realised that he didn’t have much use for it. He offered it to me and I took it up, as the freezer in my small fridge is…somewhat constraining.
It’s now installed in the laundry, which meant a rejig of the layout and items on the racks above it…leading to the Lerberg purchase moving up on my list of things to do:
Laundry, with drying rack capabilities activated and freezer newly filled with discount roasts, dumplings and steam buns.
Speaking of rearranging things, I love that post-rearrangement Eureka moment that happens a couple of days/weeks down the track when you realise the rearrangement allows you to do something else completely rad!
In my case, when I first re-arranged the laundry, I had the garment steamer to the left of the door, sitting in front of the vacuum cleaner. So that side of the room looked a little bitsy and messy…plus I kept on knocking it when I walked passed with stuff in my arms. Then I remembered that the steamer has a telescoping pole, so there was nothing to stop me reducing the height of the pole and popping it on top of the bench space newly created by the bar fridge freezer – GENIUS!
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