For those of you who have been following this blog for a long time or anyone who knows me well, it will come as no surprise to discover that one of my preferred organising methods is hanging things up.
Today I created a solution to a long-standing dilemma. As you would be aware from my last post, I sort my washing into light and dark loads, however, there is another small issue – the handwashing. I know that there are wash bags for delicates, designated wool cycles on the machine and so on but I choose to handwash my bras as well as any woollen or particularly delicate fabrics. Historically, these have always been tossed in the main laundry hamper and sorted out when I come to do a load of washing. Alternatively, they end up languishing on the laundry bench until I am ready.
In among some of my mother’s things were several small wash bags as well as a couple of much larger ones. The zip was broken on of these but I had a plan.
I set to work. 3 small hooks from the stash in the workshop. Installed just below the lower shelf in the laundry cupboard.
I then cut 3 small holes near the top edge of the bag and handstitched the edges to reduce any fraying.
Here is a close-up of my handiwork.
Can you see where this is going? 3 hooks, 3 holes?
The bag is now hanging and ready to hold any handwashing.
With the laundry hamper in place.
A full view of the cupboard which was originally a full-length space which was of limited use to me.
The 2 shelves were added by a builder when we had the laundry renovated about 15 years ago.
I added the upside down hook in 2015 to retain the small ladder.
Today’s addition is pretty much the icing on the cake in terms of storage solutions in this cupboard.