The laundry room: A space housing a washing machine, dryer, and clothing rack or cord strung across the room for drip-drying.
Sounds simple, right? Well, it's actually not.
Let me take you down memory lane to my experience as a young mother with oh-so-tiny clothing to launder for my first newborn baby girl. With extreme care I pre-spotted every stain that the bibs she wore didn't catch, and made sure to only use the purest laundry detergents (sounds like an oxymoron doesn't it?) to keep her garments clean. And it was fun to do...dresses that were no taller than 8 or 10 inches, in the most beautiful shades of pink in the softest of cotton with matching socks, tights and 'fancy ruffled panties'. While our baby napped I'd find myself in the laundry room and sure enough, by the time she rose from nap time, my laundry time was done...at least for that day.Read More