Laundry Central

"Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful,
or believe to be beautiful." - William Morris

I've loved this quote for years.  But if something can be both beautiful and useful, it's even better.  My laundry tray is just that.

The wicker tray has a piece of glass on the bottom, covering a blue toile print fabric.  There are two tall bottles, one contains liquid laundry detergent and the other lavender-vanilla scented fabric softener.  The white tray in the foreground holds a brown transferware measuring cup, which I use for measuring the liquids in the bottles.  And the glass cannister has a bunch of loose lavender and a bunch of lavender drying sachets from Trader Joe’s.  I use the lavender-vanilla fabric softener and dryer sachets for towels and sheets only.  Heavenly!  There are few things that make me feel more pampered than sinking into clean, lavender-scented sheets at the end of a long day!

Oh…and the piggy bank?  That holds any money I find while searching through people’s pockets before I launder their pants.  In twenty more years, I’ll finally have enough to buy myself a tall drink from Starbucks!  It also functions as an incentive for my family to clean out their pockets, and that's even better!


  1. Love the beauty you've added to doing the laundry... especially the sweet piggy bank, a great idea!

  2. Thank you so much for posting this. Our washer and dryer sit out in the garage - not a particularly pretty place to do the wash. Thanks to this post, I know just how I can start making something mundane into something special!

  3. You're welcome! I'm glad it inspired you! I love to be inspired too!


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