If you dread doing laundry, it might not be the task itself—it may be more of an issue with where you’re doing it. Turns out, it’s the household chore people tend to enjoy the most (ranking ahead of doing the dishes and vacuuming), according to a 2019 survey by the American Cleaning Institute. But most of us tend to place our washer and dryer in the least-hospitable nooks of our homes. We’re so focused on the utility of the space—this is a room where you get stuff done—that we don’t put much thought into making it an area where we actually want to be.
This weekend, that changes. It’s time to reclaim that square footage, creating a laundry room that makes sorting, flipping and folding feel meditative—and (dare we say it?) downright enjoyable.