NEVER IRON AGAIN! Well, maybe not never....
The last additions to the my laundry room are functional and pretty (well...one is anyway). We needed a new lighting fixture because the old one broke. Husband installed this one we got from the big blue home improvement store as opposed to the big orange one (just in case you really like it and your old one breaks too).
The other addition is something I have wanted for a while but was hesitant to get until I saw it on sale here (same price in the store as online!Love that!) only because I am always skeptical of anything that looks like it should have AS SEEN ON TV stamped on the box. Never fear... it works great!
Every laundry guru I have ever come across says that the really efficient laundry goddesses always hang up their iron-able clothes fresh out of the dryer. Now, maybe you do this, but not in the laundry room. Maybe you take yours over to the master bedroom and hang them up there but I have discovered that for me, the master bedroom is the black hole of clean clothes. They get sucked in (along with lots of other junk) and then stay there until the density of the room is so thick that you can't see them anymore. It's true in my house!
So I knew that I needed to heed the warnings of the gurus and find a way to hang clothes up in the laundry room making my husband's morning ironing as easy as possible. Yes, you read that right. He irons his own clothes. I am spoiled, I know! But if it's too late for you and you want your daughters to live in the lap of no-ironing luxury like I do, then make sure they marry a man who has at least 8 siblings. God bless my MIL! (Seriously, I do iron his clothes for him sometimes and I have proof of it here. : )
First, I tried hanging things on the wire shelves seen here, but because I have a mommy dearest like abhorrence for wire hangers (see #5) and only use the plastic tubular ones, they wouldn't fit in the slots on my highest shelf and the middle shelf was too low.
Solution: (cue the trumpets) THE INSTAHANGER!
It opens to hold all of your hangups and then closes out of the way when you are done. I love it! I put it on this wall so that the kids can easily see it (and within their reach). They have already seen some of their clothes hanging up and taken it upon themselves to put them away WITHOUT BEING ASKED! My mommy heart swelled with pride. Maybe it is the newness of the gadget, but I'm not ready to have that bubble burst yet!
Wishing you fresh towels and clean underwear!
P.S. That tiny little door you see is my pantry. I told you it was minuscule!