Our new house in Colorado is about as different as can be from the character filled older homes where I've lived since I was 22. I could write an entire series of posts on that !
But one thing I'm not knocking about the new house is the laundry folding nook. I suppose it's officially called a landing for its at the top of the stairs and is right outside our bedroom. It's just the right size for our old kitchen table and a few baskets on the floor. Our machines are in the mudroom between the garage and the family room and there's really no room to fold there, but that's okay because I like this much better !
Mr. Quincy does about 75% of the laundry, folds it, and delivers it to the "folding nook." It seems like a small thing but its enabled us to stay on top of the laundry in a way we've never been able to do!
|How the nook looks after a few days. Throughout the week Mr. Q piles clean laundry there and dirty clothes go in the big tote (it doesn't normally block the door to our room though).|
Normally this process takes me about 30 minutes twice a week. I do it after the girls are in bed and I find it soothing and relaxing. This week it's taken a little longer because I'm sorting for size, packing away summer clothes and switching out the short sleeve shirt/leggings combos for long sleeve shirts/leggings combos.
Underneath the table is a basket for the consignment store and a basket for clothes that need to be sorted in to bins for seasonal storage for someone to wear next spring.
What I also like about this is that it's handy and out in the open but usually can't be seen unless I'm actually at the top of the stairs. I've joked that if our house was ever on a "parade of homes" type tour I would pack it away but otherwise it's tucked away and can't be seen by guests.