I'm just gonna come out and say it: I hate having a ghetto laundry room.
Oh yes, there was a time when I had 2 children in an apartment with no washer and dryer and we would have to buy quarters from our employers and then lug dirty clothes and fussy toddlers across parking lots to cleanse their apparel. I would have killed for my own personal ghetto laundry room during those days, I think.
But now I'm about to have more than twice that many kids, there is no dryer, and mice like to commit suicide in my water catching bucket. Plus the holes in the floor leading to the basement. And the hot water not working at all- just the cold. So I'm taking the liberty of hating it anyway.
Yep, just imagine that room filled with shelves full of tools and bags of potting soil and air compressors and shop vacs and a workbench and some seedling trays. And my lonely washing machine. Are you pickin' up what I'm throwin' down here, folks? It's a disaster.
And I'm starting to think I may not be able to cloth diaper this new baby after all despite the enormous stashes of free cloth diapers that have been given to me by generous friends because I have no hot water.
So. I hate my "laundry room". And have any of you in-the-know cloth diapering moms ever successfully washed your diapers in just cold water? Tell me your secrets!