This is some fascinating reading. A post about the current state of my laundry room/pantry. Wow.
It’s actually not in too bad of shape right now. Except for the baskets of laundry on the floor, which I won’t be showing you.
The plastic bins on the far shelf with round lids are ancient. My parents picked up a bunch of them for super cheap when a Cooper’s store was re-doing their bulk bin section. That was way back when we lived in the cabin in the bush. When I was like 15 years old. That means these bins have been around for at close to 15 years. I need to make new labels for them. We use them to store dried beans, pasta, rolled oats, rice, flour, sugar, etc.
Apparently the baby bathtub is also storing flour.
I also have a large ceramic crock in the store room that I keep white flour in. I should be keeping whole wheat flour in there since that room is usually cooler, but you can’t put whole wheat flour in when there’s still white flour in it, right?
I know, lame excuse.
Here’s some other organizing I’ve done.
The furnace doesn’t work (and likely never will) so I can hang whatever I want there. I finally got a hook for the broom and for my apron. The clipboard has a list of how many eggs we sell, another one to keep track of how many feed bags we buy (though I think Darryl’s a little behind in updating that one), and my own little experiment listing how many cups of white flour vs. whole wheat I use in my bread on any given day, as well as a rating for how well it rises and the barometric pressure and any other notes I make. I have enough data for a decent graph, but I don’t know if it will show anything significant. Maybe when the paper is full I’ll sit down and make a graph.
In the photo above you can also see my white board on the right. I love it. I write down groceries I need to buy as soon as I use it up or notice it running low, then transfer the items to my paper list before I shop. I also keep track of appointments on there and make to-do lists if I feel like I need one that day.
We hang bibs on the wall in the laundry room too cause we have a serious shortage of drawer space anywhere else. This works just fine though. There’s also the bag bag I made from scraps that were already sewn in a tube. It was a no-brainer to make it and it keeps all my plastic bags tidy.
The wall you can’t see has the washer and dryer and a bank of cabinets above that house extra boxes of ziplock bags, garbage bags, the iron, bleach, a box of extra rags, freezer paper, light bulbs, misc. hardware, and my tool box. I’m sure I could make those cupboards more efficient, but not right now!
I have too many other projects waiting for attention.
I will show you another completed project soon, using this door.
Can you guess what it is??