Lessons in home organization

Two years ago, the largest part of my job consisted out of conceptualizing an offline interior decoration inspiration platform. It was a huge project with a lot of challenges, but the fun part was immensely gratifying – seeing my favorite pinterest moodboards come to life. We shut down the project after two years for various reasons, and my only regret is that I was not able to translate my laundry room pinterest board to reality.

 

Before you think I am some sort of closeted housewife (just ask my husband to confirm that I am most definitely not), you should know that I could survive on potato chips and gazpacho for months, but my brain can’t deal – I repeat, can not deal – with any kind of messy situation. If i feel like I have messed up my notes, I will crumple up the paper and start on a fresh sheet. If I have too many things going on in my head, I need to sit down for a couple of hours and pour everything into neat little lists so that I can feel in control again. Similarly, I am forever and always working on ‘organization projects’ throughout the house. Forever buying baskets and boxes and filing trays and folders and bins and bags to give each and every little object a designated place. I can handle it when juliet’s toys have exploded all over the living room – and with ‘handle it’ I mean ‘ignore and straight out deny the situation’ – for a couple of hours, before I break and proceed to sort through all the piles until every little lego, every single pencil, every last cuddle is returned to its place of origin.

"There’s honestly nothing that makes me feel as safe and content as seeing our possessions neatly put away or on display"

That’s a long ass introduction to talk about a clothing rack, but I’m getting there. There’s honestly nothing that makes me feel as safe and content as seeing our possessions neatly put away or on display – depending on the things. I can feel some of you think ‘that girl needs help though’, but I don’t think that it’s such an unusual thought when it comes to tableware or toys. But you guys – getting your laundry situation sorted takes it to a whole other level. I don’t actually dislike doing laundry (mind you, i am NOT talking about ironing), but it never sparked any particular joy in me either. I always had this nagging feeling that if I could just have a pretty laundry room with nice baskets and a cool drying rack and all sorts of little shelves to put dried bunches of eucalyptus – that it would make doing laundry my favorite part of the week.

We have yet to move into a house where I can actually claim a room for this purpose, but my discovery of the brand new BRABANTIA LINN collection is a giant leap in the right direction. In true Brabantia style, it’s a clothing rack with a very basic yet sleek design, that is actually the most multifunctional thing you’ve ever seen. To introduce their new product, the brand challenged me and a bunch of other design enthusiasts to imagine different uses and different places in our homes for it, and it has unwittingly created a major dilemma in our household. You see – I love the clothing rack as a place to dry freshly washed clothes in our guest bedroom, where it can also double as a neat little space for our guests to put their luggage. It actually makes our guestroom feel more like a hotel room, in a good way. But I also really, really love it in our bedroom, as a place to put my favorite outfits du jour on display. So what do I do now?

"It's actually the most multifunctional thing you’ve ever seen"

  1. Linn Clothes Rack Large - White
    Linn Clothes Rack Large - White
    £144.00
  2. Linn Clothes Rack Large - Black
    Linn Clothes Rack Large - Black
    £144.00
  3. Ironing Board S 95 x 30 cm, TableTop - Morning Breeze
    Ironing Board S 95 x 30 cm, TableTop - Morning Breeze
    £37.95

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Stephanie Duval

Content creator @ 70percentpure

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