Maybe your house is different than mine, but one of the worst areas to go into is the laundry area. It's like the inner city slum of my home.
Now, I realize that some people have laundry closets. Or you might have a corner in your basement for your washer and dryer. Many people have a small space between the garage and the rest of the house, or you might even have a wash machine in your kitchen.
But wherever laundry is done, there is often trouble lurking.
I always seems to have a pile of clothes that are loitering. Are they clean? Dirty? Needing repair?Why have they been here for weeks?
And there is usually a gang of empty boxes of detergent or dryer sheets kicking around. The trash can overfloweth. And stuff that no one knows what to do with gets shoved in there, too.
Today's Small Thing is to straighten up your laundry area.
Throw out the lint, dust off the appliances, weed through your cleaning products. Get rid of the abandoned items and chase off the criminal element.
Do something with the clothes that are simply loitering. Move along, you ne'er do wells.
Take 5 minutes and turn that eyesore into a jewel of revitalization.
POINTS: 40 for doing some urban renewal in the laundry room! What's kicking around in YOUR laundry neighborhood?
Just for fun: Inner City Pressure, by Flight of the Conchords
And now for a bit of coffee, the virtual kind. I hate to have to admit this, but in the real life coffee world, I've had to take a step toward stronger (and more expensive) brands. Yes, the Starbucks and the Gevalia kinds.
Am I becoming a coffee snob?
I've always been disgusted by people who claim they must drink the "finer" stuff....ugh, so pretentious! I mean, what is "full bodied" coffee anyway? Start throwing adjectives like "mysterious, musical, and sensuous" at it and I'm out. Seriously....coffee is coffee and I'll take the regular cup of joe any day.
My regular coffee suddenly didn't taste strong enough. So I added more grounds. And that still didn't help. Bottled water? Nope. After a couple of weeks of messing with my usual brands and feeling disappointed every morning, I broke down and bought the designer coffee. Ouch, I hate to pay a few extra dollars just for my habit.
But, I'm back in coffee heaven....my cup is overflowing with delight once again. I'm drinking (a little) less so I can enjoy it more and not think about cost of such luxury. What's a couple cups a day, right? It's a small indulgence.
Just hit me if I ever start calling my coffee "full bodied and mysterious."
Link up for our weekly Virtual Coffee - Company Girl Coffee! Are you a coffee or tea afficionado? Is iced tea your cup of choice? Just for grins, share your favorite drink - hot or cold - and the brands/methods you use to get it "just right."