Welcome to our Laundry Room.
It's really quite modest. Not Pinterest Perfect, to be sure. There is no oversized sink, no distressed wooden cabinets, no bar for air-drying delicates, and no lovely quotes on the wall.
Even so, I'm wonderfully content with it. The quietude of the white walls. The cleanliness of the floors and counters. Little onesies and skirts and leggings to remind us of three beautiful girls, growing inches bigger as we blink.
Each load whispers of lively adventures and make-believe. A yellow Belle dress that my 6-year-old dances in. Fancy socks with the ruffles - the kind I had as a little girl. Itty bitty pants with 6M on the tag, worn at the knees from her constant crawling.
In that small room, adjacent to our kitchen, we have our new Bravos XL Washer & Dryer - which makes doing laundry a breeze.
Our favorite features include the extra-large basket (so huge, in fact...we can wash our comforter with room to spare), PowerSpray Technology to ensure even distribution of detergent, and an Auto Refresh Cycle for those times when you forget to take dress clothes out of the dryer (oops!).
I also love the digital countdown feature that tells us exactly when the load will be done. This is an especially important asset since my 6-year-old is going through a crazy stage where she wants to wear the same outfit every day (we're forever waiting for that favorite orange skirt before we head out the door).
To keep our washer and dryer in tip-top shape, we empty lint after every dryer load and take care to not spill detergent. The Bravos XL also has an indicator light that comes on when the washer needs cleaning. Easy as pie.
One long shelf on the right side of the room is ample space for laundry products, plus baby wipes and spare towels. Most days, we have three detergents on-hand: Tide HE , stain spray (which we use sparingly...I'm not completely sold on it), and bleach (for white sheets).
I fold clothes right there on the dryer. Folding Memories, that's what I like to call it. "Doing Laundry" is such a boring way to phrase such an important task.
* I wrote this post participating in an Maytag Moms Dependable Laundry Ambassador program by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Maytag. I was provided with the Maytag washer and dryer set to facilitate my post.