Thursday, April 21, 2011

Laundry Day!

I have been a busy girl today. Having company has left me with lots of laundry and bedding to catch up on.
You know I donned my pearls and heels to do my chores. Who doesn't?

Clean piles of laundry awaiting the little fairies to put them all away.

I like to keep all my supplies in one place including those to make my home made laundry soap.  

A basket on the dryer keeps at hand anything we need to do up a load.  Just lift to wipe down the dryer top.

Our home lacks good storage so I have to be creative. Instead of filling valuable cabinet space with my large baskets, they hang on the wall for easy access. They are pretty to look at too.

A counter in our service porch holds an old metal picnic basket called to duty as more creative storage.

Linking to:
Things I Love Thursday
Common Ground
The Charm of Home
Feathered Nest Friday
My Romantic Home
Cherished Treasures
Seasonal Sundays
Sunday Showcase


acorn hollow said...

I love your laundry room. I have to go down to the basement not nearly as pretty.and those laundry faries where do you get them?
Happy Easter

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love doing the laundry. It is my favorite chore! I like the way you have your baskets displayed. They are practical and pretty! :D

Holly said...

Love that cute little picnic basket. I make my own laundry soap also but I use Fels Naptha instead of Zote. Zote is easier to find, maybe I'll give it a try. I really like line drying in the summer too, jeans dry so much faster in the sun than they do in the dryer. Thanks for the pics of your laundry room, I'm inspired to clean mine up now.

Bonnie said...

I will need to catch up on some laundry tomorrow.

Cindy said...

Everything looks so neat and tidy. I've never thought to make my own laundry soap. Does it save money to make your own? I'll have to look up some recipes.

blessedmom's simple home said...

Great storage ideas my friend. However, while reading this post, I had to go to the kitchen because for some reason I couldn't stop craving a "Peeps" :-) What a cute idea that was. I gobble them up so quickly though, I'm not the chocolate lover in the family, but I am the marshmallow girl :-) Maybe it has something to do with my name.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I love your laundry area. I so want to re-organize and pretty up the laundry area.
May put that on the list of projects for next week!
All my laundry fairies grew up and moved away...I'm training second (...let's see, 1,2...No, 3rd) generation laundry fairies. My favorite part is they way they toddle through the clothes the sheets and towels flap in the wind...{smile}
Have a blessed Resurrection Week!

The Gathering Place said...

Thanks for the kind comments on my blog. (I think my grandchildren are pretty cute, too.) I checked out your 50's kitchen and felt right at home. I grew up in the 50's and our kitchen was very similar. It brought back warm memories. Thanks!

The Cranky Queen said...

I NEED your picnic basket! Love it, love it, love it! Have a blessed Easter...Tiff from The Cranky Queen

Sherry said...

You have the nicest, organized laundry room. Very nice. Have a lovely Easter! Thanks for linking this up!

Sandra said...

Your laundry room looks great. I like how you use baskets. I've just started making my own laundry soap, too, and have been very happy with the results.

~~Carol~~ said...

I hate doing laundry, but this post is my favorite so far today! I love the look of nicely folded clothes and soaps organized so tidily. And you can never go wrong with a cute picnic basket!
Happy Easter!

Kerin said...

It looks like you have quite a cheerful place to do laundry :)
I love that you have everything organized so well, and the baskets on the wall add a dose of charm.
Happy Easter :)

Mimi Sue said...

Your laundry room is as cute as the rest of your house! Your garden is gorgeous, makes me jealous that you're enjoying yours already. Glad you had a fun time with your sister. Mimi

Comeca Jones said...

Love the way you have hung your baskets.

Amanda said...

Your laundry ideas are great, my baskets just get tossed where ever, never thought of hanging them! And the picnic basket is just to cute!

Marlis said...

A great laundry space. Love your baskets! Happy Easter. Please come visit if you have a chance, I'm having a monogrammed napkin giveaway!

Faith said...

Pearls..I do love pearls....just like Donna Reed. Heels are a bit rough on the basement stairs...I'll pass on those.Love that pic a nic basket boo pretty and cheerful. Now, about those laundry fairies....??????????? I think I've been missing out on something tell....

Happy Easter.

The Tablescaper said...

What a wonderful laundry room. Love all of that folding space - something I'm sorely missing. Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper


Nice laundry room. I just love your vintage metal pic-nic basket! I like your real baskets too, I just adore baskets!
Hope you had a nice Easter Sunday.

Maggie said...

I luv how well organized is your laundry room.
don't forget to add it to our linking party this week

Terry said...

I love to look at laundry all nice and clean, folded and stacked...your laundry are is so nice and clean and organized not to mention bright. Thanks for linking up to my party! Wishing you a wonderful week!