Hi, I’m Susan and I battle with laundry room envy when I look at pictures of gorgeous laundry rooms that other folks have DIYed. Our current laundry room leaves me very unsatisfied. I’ve beaten my head against the wall with this laundry room for the past 2 years and all to no avail.
It’s ridiculously tiny and awkwardly shaped. You have to walk through it to get from the garage into the house. But the walk-though is L-shaped and narrow, so narrow that if you walk through with a shopping bag, you’ll hook the washer door EVERY time. And when Mommy, Daddy and the 3 little ducklings are walking into the house or running out because we’re late, please, don’t let anyone forget something and turn around. If you do, there will be a traffic jam like in an apocalyptic movie. And all the chaotic traffic jam occurs in my teensy laundry room.
Since we’re renting and likely to get orders on the Air Force’s whim at any time, I accept that I can’t change the size or layout of the laundry room.
Next, is the fact that the dryer was previously stacked on top of the washer (pre-us moving in) so there’s sticky tape residue on the top of the washer. I’ve tried scrapping it off, but it would take hours and hours. To be honest, I don’t want to invest hours and hours of my time on a rental house.
Solution – a $2 vinyl tablecloth in the most cheerful color I could find because the laundry room is also very dark with no window.