I made it a high priority to keep the tops of the washer and dryer CLEAN from anything. I don't know what it is about teenage boys, but whenever they see a horizontal surface they insist that it needs to have JUNK put on it!
They next thing I did was to take our extra table that we use when we have guests and I put it beside the dryer. This gave me a spot to place my laundry detergent as well as a place to fold my clothes. I am still a little worried because it too is a horizontal surface. I have already made an announcement to the boys in the house that football gear MUST NOT be put on this table!!I placed a table cloth on it and now I have storage underneath the table. I am able to store my soap making supplies and my ice cream freezer. I also have enough room to put my vacuum cleaner under there.
I spent A LOT of time cleaning and organizing my shelves. These shelves are large and deep. They can become a catch all for all kinds of junk. I am the guilty party here. I put baskets on the shelf for cleaning supplies, and I left two empty baskets for junk collectors. I believe it will be easier to empty two wire baskets of junk than to clear out the whole shelf!
I have so enjoyed having this room finished. It is so much nicer to go into there with everything in its place. I am now ready to finish making this room pretty. I would love to finish the shelves and paint them. I also would like to add a wallpaper boarder around the room. Now that my window has been decluttered and cleaned, I think a pretty curtain is in order. This will go on my wish list because for now I am in the organizing mode. Next on my things to do list is Jacob and Seth's bedroom!!
grace and peace,