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10 Smart Ideas for Your Laundry Room Remodel

Make washing and drying easier and more comfortable by considering ergonomics, storage and special features Full Story
     Comment   July 23, 2014
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Jennifer Vance
Am I the only one who notices a problem with the open shelving? I end up with lint on things in my laundry after a time, and having no cabinet doors would just mean more to clean. Right now, I don't have doors on shelves and I wish I did!
July 20, 2014 at 10:59am     
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Calkelly, I nearly got rid of my HE front loader because it didn't get my clothes clean and they always had that musty smell. HE washers just don't use enough water to get clothes clean. I figured out how to trick it into adding more water by adjusting the screw on the water level indicator. Google it for your model.... Maybe it isn't as water efficient, but at least my clothes are clean and my washer doesn't stink. I made mine fill up to about half of the window and now it is great. After years of stinky clothes that just weren't getting clean, nothing brings me more joy than watching my clothes slosh around in soapy water.
July 20, 2014 at 8:39pm     
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Last week I had new double ovens installed and took the opportunity to ask the installer about washers and dryers since our Whirlpool is about 12 years old. He told me one of the problems is using liquid detergent. I stopped using that stuff years ago. I've always used Tide in the HE3 formulation and my unit has never had that smell. It seems that keep the liquid stuff liquid so that doesn't have to be shaken, animal fat is added to the mix!!!
July 21, 2014 at 8:49am     
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Love my front-loader on pedestals. Really saves my back and so much easier to transfer laundry to dryer. Love the laundry room with the custom pedestals, but seriously, who would put a washer and dryer on top of that beautiful stone. What a waste.
July 23, 2014 at 5:47am     
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Just a thought, but a lot of people are saying they leave the door of the front loader open (and I did that too when I had one). Doesn't that defeat the purpose (at least in part) of having those pretty, picture perfect machines? I used to close mine when company was coming over lol. With my top loader, what you see is what you get :)
July 23, 2014 at 10:06am     
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8 Beautiful Ideas for Floating Shelves

Get clean-lined storage and display on walls, over windows and in nooks using versatile floating shelving Full Story
     Comment   July 20, 2014
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Enjoyed all the photos and options. In regard to the shelves that wrap around the corner - you're right, that corner can be dangerous. Years ago, my mom used this treatment, but had the carpenter round off the corners of the shelves to avoid any mishaps. And that custom effort brought the appearance to another level.
July 18, 2014 at 9:39am     
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Three Magic Words for a Clean Home and a Better Life

Not a natural tidying and organizing whiz? Take hope in one short phrase that can change your life forever Full Story
     Comment   July 14, 2014
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Wish I could act on every task that popped into my head or that I noticed in passing. For me, that leads to a lot of distractions, many tasks begun, few completed. It's actually a red-letter day if I happen to notice on my way to the pantry to get something that the clothes in the washer are ready to go into the dryer, make the change and STILL go on to the pantry and remember why I'd been heading there.
July 14, 2014 at 8:13am     
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What will people want from my attic in 50 years?
That is the question. To save or not to save?
Most of my kids are not as sentimental as I am. But I also realize that much can go out when I go out because it means something to me and not to them. Just one example: two boxes of dress-up clothes, many of them things we sewed in the 60s and 70s that no one would be caught dead in. They bring back memories to me, but to my kids, they are just dress-up clothes. So when I'm gone (or maybe before), they can dispose of them with no guilt. They'll never bring in money, like BLee's 1930s magazines, so don't keep them unless you can use them.
Yesterday at 5:34am   
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This comment is so very true! We have an attic full of "maybe they will use it/want it/etc."
We are down-sizing and out it goes.
Yesterday at 5:58am   
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