We live in a split-level house which is, shall we say, lacking on space (at least when you have ten people, a dog, two bunnies and two hamsters living in it). Because of this, there is not a lot of room for certain things and therefore, MY laundry room becomes the room of choice for those things that don't fit anywhere else.
So, what do I have in my laundry room today?
Well, there is the obligatory washer and dryer and a clothes line to go with them, since I have a lot of clothes that can't go in the dryer. Another necessary laundry item is the eight foot table to put the kids' bins on (where their clothes go while they're waiting to be folded).
Also, somewhat logically, there are bins of craft items underneath the said table and a rack to lay out sweaters and such that need to dry flat. And let's not forget the pile of mending and ironing or the bin of lone socks waiting for their mate to come back...
Next to the dryer there is a shelf with blankets, towels and sheets because we have no linen closet in the basement. On top of this shelf is a towering, tottering stack of clothes that currently do not fit anyone, but haven't been put in bins yet.
Oh, and then there's the freezer.
Now things start getting a little unconventional. Next to the table there is a card table with the bunnies on it. Well, bunnies come with all sorts of accoutrements, so that stuff is there too. Unfortunately when the girls want to show people their bunnies they drag everyone through a maze of clothes on the clothes line to get to the bunnies' cage.
Next to the bunnies is the elliptical machine which conveniently doubles as an extra drying rack. In the corner is my exercise ball and a variety of other miscellaneous stuff. Above this pile of "things" is the lovely new greenhouse shelf which will soon have wonderful plants on it.
So my laundry room should be more aptly named the laundry/storage/linen/pet/exercise/craft room. Now if I could just get a library put in there too.....