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Building Project: Laundry Room Counter

Building Project: Laundry Room Counter

DIY Laundry Room Counter Prequel: Building Project: Laundry Room Re-Do It’s a toss-up about which part of phase 3 I was/am most excited about. If it was the second washer/dryer set or the laundry room counter. I knew what I wanted, and drew it out to scale (remember I usually do the designing and hubby executes). Turns out the original design was going to end up with quite a bit of “dead” space, so I re-did the design, and it…

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Building Project: Laundry Room Re-Do

Building Project: Laundry Room Re-Do

Building Project: Laundry Room Re-Do I am pretty sure that laundry is collectively one of the most hatted chores in a household. After all no matter how hard you work today to get “caught up”, by the time you go to bed there will be a pile of dirty laundry again. I was one of those people who had the laundry couch (some may use a chair). There would just be piles of laundry on one of our couches, and…

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Building Project: Coat Tree

Building Project: Coat Tree

Building Project: Coat Tree I have always wanted a coat tree. When we build the Mudroom Cubbies, it didn’t appear that we would need one, so I haven’t gotten one. With no heat in the mudroom, wet snow pants stay, well wet. Every night I have to collect all of the snow pants, jackets, and gloves from the mudroom and spread them over chairs and the dining room table (which is where our pellet stove is). The only problem with…

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Building Project: Mudroom Cubbies

Building Project: Mudroom Cubbies

Mudroom Cubbies With 4 kids, 2 adults, and all of the coats, helmets, shoes, backpacks, life jackets, etc. the one set of hooks we had in our mudroom was just not working. The mudroom was always a mess, you could hardly get through it, and no matter how much I cleaned it, you could still never find anything. When we were negotiating the purchase of our house, we asked for the hot tub, which the mudroom was custom made to…

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Building Project: Hamster Cage

Building Project: Hamster Cage

Building Project: Hamster Cage (this post contains affiliated links) When we bought our mom hamster and her 3 babies, we knew we would need a ton of cage space. Syrian hamsters cannot be housed together, so each hamster would need their own cage. We decided we really needed to go up, and make a multi-hamster cage, that had a different level for each hamster. If we had bought a commercial cage for each hamster: First of all, it would have…

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Building Project: Toy Box

Building Project: Toy Box

DIY: Toy Box (this post contains affiliated links) So, my original plan was, I was going to take a picture of every piece as we cut it out. I was going to write the measurements on each one, for easy understanding for you, and I was going to take pictures of every step as we assembled the toy box. I also thought we were going to finish the whole toy box, in a weekend. Why Not Buy A Toy Box?…

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Cloths Line 101

Cloths Line 101

Is It Worth It? (this post contains affiliated links) So you have been wanting a cloths line, maybe you even saw my tutorial from the other day, now you are trying to determine if it is worth it (or maybe trying to convince a spouse it is worth the expense). Did you know that according to the “Saving Electricity” website it costs on average $.36 to dry a load of cloths? Besides the cost of electricity, if you have a…

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Building Project: Cloths Line

Building Project: Cloths Line

I have wanted a cloths line since we bought our house, almost 4 years ago. The house did have a cloths line, complete with a pulley, but it attached to a tree which we cut down shortly after moving in (we have cut a lot of trees down, there were quite a few trees which should have been cut down a long time ago). Previously, Andi had strung a rope between the house and a small maple tree, the only…

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