When we bought our mobile home, one of the things I loved about it was that it had a separate laundry room off the kitchen. Most single wides have a laundry pair in a nook in the hall or in a little closet-type space. Ours was an actual laundry room!
I've done my best to decorate it neatly and use the storage space wisely.
It just shows that you can add personality to even the smallest little rooms in the house. I like how cozy my laundry room is and don't really need anything bigger than what we have (I would just fill it full of stuff I don't need, heeheh!)
|Love this vintage Duz ad that someone was selling on Ebay. The vintage, red striped towels are a nice touch.|
I'm just glad we no longer have to do laundry by hand! The old washboard method is long past as are the old gas powered machines of the 30s (thank heavens, because they were noisy!). I like the ringer washers from the 40's. This is a great You Tube video demonstration of a 1940's ringer washer. It's so fun to see one working.
This video makes me think, this washing machine has lasted 70 years, why can't appliances today last that long. Washers today have too many fancy-dancy features that's why! Have you seen some of the new washers that are out there? They look like something from the Jetsons! No, the Jetson's appliances didn't even look that complicated. I think we put too many computer chips, buttons, extra features into things, and then if one of them breaks and the whole machine is useless! Sometimes simple is better, and lasts longer too.
But I do wish I had a clothesline in my backyard. I would hang laundry in the summer. There is something special about hanging out the laundry. I'd have to learn the tricks and rules to properly hang out the laundry. I think shirts are suppose to be hung upside down, and undies should be hung in the middle so the neighbors can't see them. Maybe someday I'll have one. Until then, my sister-in-law has one and maybe she will let me borrow her's some summer afternoon, when I hand wash my vintage linens. That will be a fun day!
|This is a picture from an old scott, foresman science book from 1944. This page was about wind and how we can use it to our advantage. Aren't the illustrations just swell. More on that book later.|