Everyone always told me I’d want a laundry room upstairs and as an adult, it’s all I’ve ever known. Our new construction home had its own room, our rental house had a nook just outside of the master bedroom, and even our first apartment had a little closet. We had to take the doors off of that space because the washer and dryer fit so poorly, but still… I’ve tasted and seen of the second-story laundering, and it was good.
But it doesn’t beat what we’re doing in the farmhouse. Our designated laundry space is actually on the back porch, enclosed right off of the kitchen. The sound of clothes swishing and tumbling while I cook is honestly one of the most soothing sounds I’ve ever heard. Thanks to the location, we rarely forget to switch or fold loads, which used to be quite the source of frustration. Lastly, the view. Who knew I’d ever find a reason to stay and fold right in front of the dryer? The woods behind our house are absolutely magical, and we hope to own them someday.
When you’re washing for nearly eight, you had better find reasons to enjoy doing laundry. These days, I’m quite happy with the chore. And yes, those Trader Joe’s lavender dyer bags are absolutely worth the buy. Just like their fresh flowers.