A) I don't mind dusting, ie: I have 3 cats yall. It goes with the territory. Kevin might tell you I'm borderline obsessive about it, but I just truly hate the dust/cat hair combo. Period. Needless to say, the Swifter Duster 360 is my best friend. Combine that w/ some pledge, & I'm a happy camper.
B) I also love my vacuum. And no, I don't have the Dyson Ball, either. After diving into some Consumer Reports (How nerdy can I be?), we actually found that people preferred the Electrolux brand when it came to Canister Vacuums. Sooo happy we listened because it is AMAZING. Kevin & I actually bicker over who gets to vacuum because our vacuum kinda glides itself along, making it SUPER easy for whomever has that chore. (Yes, I'm completely aware the topics we bicker about are absolutely ridiculous, but hey- thats what keeps things interesting, right? Righhtttt? )
C) I like to come home to a clean house. My number one pet peeve is when people have a lot of clutter in the common areas of their home. I promise it's nothing personal, it just kinda freaks me out & reminds me of an episode of Hoarders.
However, there is one aspect of housework that I absolutely despise....
CAROLINE + LAUNDRY = A BIG NO GO!
It's not so much that I hate doing the actual process of laundry- that part is no big thing. It is the folding & putting up of the laundry that I cannot stand.
To make matters worse, I have despised our laundry room for quite some time- mainly due to the fact that it is where the cats reside at night... IE: the CAT CONDO stays in there, which is disgustingly ugly to look at. And I also hate hate hate the color.
Why couldn't have my laundry room looked like one of these when I bought it??
Sooo, immediately following me writing my blog last week about how I love painting, I got the insane idea that I would some HOW learn to like laundry if I re-did our laundry room... Sounds logical, right? So, once again, I mentioned it in passing to Kevin about "my vision" for what I wanted to do to the laundry room... He kinda grunted about it, so I took that as him saying "Honey- go for it!" Well, okay- don't mind if I do.
So, let me show yall what our Laundry Room looked like to begin with....
|In a word: ICK|
|And there is that HEINOUS yellow again- Banana Cream. Seriously? Seriously???|
|The corner where the Cat Condo used to be... before I snuck it into the trash unbeknownst to Kev :)|
So, lets look at how it turned out...
|Blue & Yellow. Blue & Yellow. Blue & Yellow........|
|I apologize that I hadn't had a chance to steam the blue-checked fabric yet. I'm aware I need to do that (thanks, Jan).|
Clearly doesn't matter to Lucy :) Of course she was the first one up there. Diiivvvvaaaa
|Cute little DIY Laundry Sign :)|
-Paint- $0- left over
-Shelf-liners: $0- I used some of our carpet remnant's, so it'd be more conducive for the cats to hop up there to their new cat living quarters.
-2 Tiered Cat Condo: $35
-Fabric: $12 (Hobby Lobby- 50%.. love it.)
-Yellow Rug- $8
I know I said I used the carpet remnants to help make the shelves easier for the cats to get up & down, but before yall twist my words & think that was done out of pure concern for my cats, hear me out...
Due to the fact I hate the process of doing laundry & I try to bribe Kevin to do mine on a regular basis, part of the laundry-room re-do was to make efficient use of that small space so I would have room to actually organize & fold my clothes. So, as you can see, we now have the room we need- however, I still lack a piece of furniture or laundry room accessory to pull me out of this un-domestic habit of avoiding laundry. Suggestions are welcome as to what you all use! This girl needs all the help she can get!
So until I find the right thing to use in that room, I'll just stand back & admire the cute-ness of the room, while continuing to encourage Kevin to wash & fold my clothes while he does his own :) MMkay yall- thats it for now!