Chronicles of a Completely Unperfect Mom

September 14, 2009

Tackling the Washer Room

Filed under: Tackle it Tuesday — Mom @ 10:31 pm

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

Why the washer room and not the laundry room?  Well, when you have an apartment that had laundry facilities added as an after-thought, you wind up with the washer in the back entry and the dryer in the bedroom closet.  It’s not as bad as it sounds, the bedroom is off the back entry, so it’s a quick trip from washer to dryer.

Why not tackle both at once?  Well, I don’t have that much ambition or time!  The back entry is only seen by us, so it has become a catch-all and the closet is even worse.  I figure I can reasonably tackle these in consecutive weeks and feel good about it!

Things I found:

  • Brand new pack of HUNDREDS of hair accessories for Khaila.
  • One of the kids’ Christmas stockings (must be RJ’s, tags are still on it)
  • Denim capris with rip from waist to mid-thigh.  Why am I hanging on to those?
  • BRAND NEW Tide To-Go pen (or whatever it’s called).  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said I *need* to get one for the diaper bag.  Who knew, it was here the whole time!
  • Three Sharpies, probably put on the shelf for “safe keeping” from an artistic toddler.
  • A pair of Nike tennis shoes that I gave up on months ago.  One was missing a shoelace!
  • Babyfood jar filled with spare change saved from the washing machine.

And the end result?  It’s not totally done, but I need to get a new mop before I can do the floor!

I told the hubby that he’s cut off from buying compact flourescent bulbs for about a decade.  Each of the past two years, he’s “stocked up” during the big sales before our local energy fair.  I think I know what we’re giving everyone for Christmas this year!  Okay, not really, but we could and we’d still have plenty!

I moved the hamper so it’s out of sight a bit more.  I really don’t like having it exposed, but what can I do?  No, really, if you have any suggestions, please leave them!

I also put a small rug that I found against the wall.  My hope is that we can start putting our shoes on it.  It won’t be long before RJ is trying to crawl and in even less time, the snow will be falling.  Between nasty exhaust poluted snow melt and the crud hubby and I get on our shoes at work (we both work in kitchens), I’m really not comfortable with a baby crawling where we walk!

Thanks for stopping by for my weekly tackle!  Be sure to leave a comment so I can see yours!

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  1. That was quite the tackle. Great Job! It had to have kind of felt like a scavenger hunt with all the things you ended up finding. LOL

    Comment by Kim — September 15, 2009 @ 6:41 am | Reply

  2. Great tackle! Doesn’t it feel nice to be done with something like that? By the way, we use a rug by the door to put our shoes on. It works great, and our floors don’t get as dirty.

    Comment by Andrea McMann — September 15, 2009 @ 6:48 am | Reply

  3. Awesome tackle!

    Comment by Susie's Homemade — September 15, 2009 @ 10:22 am | Reply

  4. Hey! Great job! I tried the shoes on a little rug thing too, but it got a little out of control. Now I have a laundry basket by the door for them, it works better. Also could you get a hamper with a lid? Then it wouldn’t feel so much like your dirty laundry was out there for everyone to see.

    Comment by Annie — September 15, 2009 @ 12:33 pm | Reply

  5. That is one heck of a tackle!! Great job.

    Comment by Bonnie — September 15, 2009 @ 4:59 pm | Reply

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