Tag Archives: organization

Laundry Room Redo

A cluttered mess is what my laundry room has been for way too long!  In June I took the bull by the horns and completed a redo in about three days.  Some history of the laundry room includes the fact that it was used as a milk room back when we were children.  It includes a cement trough that was used to hold spring house water to keep milk cold until the dairy truck arrived to pick up the milk.  It houses a hand dug well at the end of the trough that is about 12 feet deep and covered with a concrete top.  When we moved into the house this well was still used but we had a new well dug shortly after moving in.  The room has had nothing done to it until I retired two (almost three) years ago!!

A total mess but I knew where everything was!! EMBARRASSING!

The concrete sink was used to keep milk cold back in the day!

Cluttered and disorganized

That ugly green door!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First I emptied all I could move myself out of the room.  Then I swept down the ceiling, wall, sink and floor.  Next I bought two gallons of paint, one with primer and one was semi-gloss white.  I wanted everything to be brighter and cleaner!

Clean white walls and ceiling, sink and shelving painted and peel and stick tile on the floors.  No more “green door”, brighter work area, and I like doing my laundry in there now!

Organization is the key to a very small room!! It’s still full but anyone should be able to turn around in it and find what they’re in need of!!!

One more item off the retirement bucket list!!!

Bedroom Spring Cleaning and New Closet

May was spring cleaning for me and hubby helped me by making some changes to our bedroom.  We live in a 100-year-old home and with any house no matter the age, I clean the entire house starting in May or June depending on when the woodstove is shut down for the winter heating season.  This year I wanted to start with cleaning our bedroom and painting it.

Before I start cleaning I always try to go through our clothes and sort winter from summer clothing.  Well, our bedroom is a really nice size but it only had a 3×5 foot closet and it held only his clothes.  It was chocked full of clothes he wears everyday, winter clothes, summer clothes, hunting clothes, coats, sweaters, you name it was packed full.

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I asked for a new closet and my wish was granted.

Corner for the new closet

Corner for the new closet

Framing begins

Framing begins

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Door goes up

Door goes up

Finished closet

Finished closet

The finished closet has two rods, one at top and one down lower for organizing and room.  Shirts on the top and pants on the bottom.  The old closet will now hold his coats, jackets and shoes/boots.

Painting is completed

Painting is completed

Spring cleaning in this room done and gorgeous!

Spring cleaning in this room done and gorgeous!

There’s nothing like a fresh coat of white paint on the ceiling, trim and doors to brighten up a room.

Pinterest

Do you know what Pinterest is?  Do you have Pinterest boards?  I would love to meet the genius that came up with this wonderful website!!  Pinterest is website for collecting and organizing things you love.  I have    boards and I use them for crafts I want to make later, ideas for decorating, wish lists, and so much more.  It doesn’t take but a few minutes to sign up for an account and it’s free.  You will have a login and password so no one can mess with your boards.  You can see other Pinterest sites that friends and other people have and you can repin things you love from their pin boards.  Check out my site and see some of the thing I truly love!!

You can find it at:                 http://pinterest.com/ritascrafting/    

I have twenty-six boards and 1626 pins as if today.  I have a 127 followers that love the same things I do and I follow 128 pinterest sites.  I have boards for quilting, crafting, gardening, books, blogs, DIY, cooking, handy tips, Country Style, hunting and outdoors, favorite music, barn quilts, crocheting, front porch living, spring cleaning, primitive decor, fall inspiration, Christmas, primitive outdoors.   I love this site and when I see something on the internet that I may want to use in the future, I pin it.  It’s fun, inspiring, it’s so organized and I think you will love it to.  Here’s a quick glimpse of what my pinterest home page looks like: