Over the weekend, I started going around our house identifying problem areas that need solutions. It seems that no matter how much I clean or tidy, certain things keep bugging me on a day-to-day basis. One such area is our bedroom, or more specifically the clothes on our floor in our bedroom! Both J and I are so tired at the end of the day that we just drop our clothes right where we take them off before falling into bed. In such a small room, it's an instant mess!
Truth be told, we have had this problem for a long time. A few years ago, I thought the solution might be a valet stand. The idea is that instead of throwing your clothes on the floor, you hang them up on a stand. I got this one from IKEA and figured it was a low-risk investment to try out. Once everything was on there, it looked much nicer than a pile on the floor and I was happy.
But, over the coming days, I was startled every time I walked into our bedroom! The valet stand looked like some ominous figure standing in the room and it really freaked me out. I thought I would get over it, but I didn't! The other issue, I discovered, was getting the clothes off of the valet stand. After a week or so, it was piled with clothes. It didn't look much neater than the pile on the floor. It was just raised in the air! Total fail.
The next solution was a large canvas hamper. We got a nice one from The Laundress, but I wouldn't buy it again because it collapses and loses its shape and looks messy. Exactly what we're trying to avoid! So now I'm on the hunt for an attractive and functional hamper. I absolutely love the dotted chambray one above, and you can never go wrong with stripes! Which would you choose? How do you keep your laundry under control?