If any one of you have ever noticed that I've never posted basement pictures before, this post will settle any questions about it for once and for all. Forever.
I made laundry detergent this week. Been meaning too for some time. No, it's not in a pretty container. It's in a big black 5 gallon bucket with a cardboard box for a lid. Told you it wasn't going to be pretty.
The recipe is from Jill's Home Remedies blog and calls for washing soda, Fels Naphtha soap and Borax, which I already had. I used it today and it works well.
You see, we moved the washer and dryer to the basement a couple of months ago. The door gasket on the terrible front loading washing machine ripped for the second time in 5 years. Replacement cost and labor is about $375. Not doing that again. (I suspect a young'un who washes many hoodies with large zipper pulls that get draaaaggged across the gasket is the culprit.)
You'll take note of the stream of water flowing across the floor to the drain.
Yes. The basement is unfinished and 103 years old. Looks every minute of it. That's ok. We are going to build in a laundry room and a room for the cats to eat and have their litter boxes in. We did it at our last house, we'll do it at this one. Eventually.
There is is a nice window over the washer and dryer. And a foundation shelf under it. I see potential.
And I'm surrounded by cats eating their supper. I love watching cats eat. By the way, 9Lives is not a cat food I would recommend. All by-products. I'm just using it to transition to a very special all wet, all natural diet.
Now that the washer and dryer are out of the master bath, I should really show you the master bath makeover. Especially after this post. It's only fair.