At our house small bits of laundry like socks and washcloths seem to always fall behind the washer and dryer, and for awhile I’ve been wanting to install a shelf something like the photo on the left above the washer and dryer to block that space so that fewer things would fall off the cliff.
The problem is that our washer and dryer are not a matched set. Our front-load washer has a flat top with the control panel at the front of the machine. Our dryer has an upraised control panel at the back. So I’ve been puzzling as to how we could implement this cool idea.
Yesterday we had the repairman come help us unclog the trap of the washing machine (something that’s needed doing several times on our Whirlpool Duet). In the process of working on it, once again we discovered lots of things that had fallen behind the machine. (Don’t you just hate it when appliance-moving reveals you to be a less-than-stellar housekeeper? Or maybe that’s just me…)
My wonderful husband decided now was the time to solve this problem, and here’s what he came up with: a two level shelf custom fitted for our mismatched washer-dryer pair. Bonus: now we have a perfect place to set the pencil sharpener.
I’m thinking about staining all the wood in this room a darker color, but that’s a project for another day! Here’s another post about our laundry room if you want more details. It’s not always the neatest room in our house, but over the years I’ve been able to figure out how to make the most of the space, which is important when you’re doing three loads of laundry a day like we do.
Go here to see what other folks have been doing during our October Focus and Refresh Challenge. And tomorrow I’m hoping to show you fairy costumes!Pin It