But it's also the tool room.
And the pet food and cat litter room. As well as the paper products room (ie, extra t.p., extra paper towel, extra diapers).
I can't get this room organized. I can't get or keep it clean. It's small, and it's cramped.
The pet food is kept in there so that Cherry doesn't eat it. The cat litter is in there so that Cherry doesn't eat that either!
The dog dishes are kept on the floor, right in the perfect spot to catch the odd sock and dish cloth that falls out of the dryer when you open the door.
The cat food is on TOP of the dryer, so that the dogs can't eat it, which means there is no surface to fold clothes upon.
I tried to fix up the room a bit by adding shelves. The shelves remain mostly empty because my "system" of putting certain baskets for certain rooms' clean laundry on certain shelves never really worked. I'm thinking I should try that system again, but maybe those shelves could be put to better use. But if I don't use them for the laundry baskets, then WHERE do I put the empty (or full) laundry baskets?
And as for the tools. You know, we have TWO sheds outside the house, yet the majority of the tools are kept in the house. Why? Well, because it seems like we always need the tools in the house. The solution? Pack a small toolbox with the inside essentials such as the screwdriver, hammer, stud finder, some nails and some screws. The rest of the tools can go into one of the sheds. The problem? One shed is full of unstacked firewood (don't ask me why-I have no idea) and has a door that doesn't close properly, let alone lock, and the other, bigger shed, is so full of junk (mostly baby crap) that you can barely move through it.
So, what do I WANT with this room? I want a nice, clean surface to fold laundry upon. I want enough room to store the vacuum cleaner in there without it being right in the middle of the floor. (The vacuum wasn't actually in the room when I took the pictures, but hey, it goes in there too, and takes up a good chunk of space too.) I want to be able to move the dog food from right in the middle of the floor, I want to stop tripping on paint cans. Oh, and I want room to be able to pull out my ironing board in order to iron clothes. (HA HA HA HA HA-that's a joke. Really, the ironing board is just a pretty ornament. Doesn't it look pretty in there?)
The action plan goes as follows:
Get rid of my father-but only after he helps me put a shelf up in there after ACTUALLY finding studs.
Then, take the baby stuff out of the shed and put it into the baby room that my father is currently staying in. Oh, wait, I have to paint said room first.
After putting the baby stuff in the room, I can put the tools into the shed.
Then, I can move the paper products onto the shelf where most of the tools are.
And then, I can put the dog food on the floor under that shelf.
The cat food will have to stay on the dryer.
I can also store the vacuum under the
The laundry hampers should fit nicely under the new "folding laundry" shelf that my father helps me to install.
Estimated time of completion: 4 months from now.
Wish me luck!
Do you have any rooms that you loathe?