“We’d been sorting our dirty laundry on the cellar floor for years. And then taking all the clean clothes to the living room for sorting and folding. It was rather impractical and chaotic,” Marcel recalls.
Practical shelves have been mounted at the right height on the wall next to the drying racks to provide a handy surface for folding and sorting the clean laundry. Every member of the family has their own pull-out wire basket, marked with their name, underneath the shelves. When the laundry has been folded and their basket is full, they simply pull it out and carry it up to their wardrobe.
The family has come up with a particularly smart feature... the ironing corner. A pull-out basket was fitted next to the ironing board for clothes that need ironing. Shirts and dresses that have been ironed are then hung on the front hanger which is above the basket.
The family also needed somewhere to store detergents, cleaning products, the vacuum cleaner and other cleaning equipment and items. So they installed a hook strip on one of the walls for extra shelves, boxes and hooks. It serves its purpose very successfully.
“The fact that each item has a place of its own makes it easier to put it back where it belongs after it has been used,” says Jennie.
Jennie and Marcel lives with their daughters Elly, 13 years old and Irma, 10 years old, and their two cats in a cozy 30's house in Malmö. Sweden.