Step 1: convince John it's OK to use it
Step 2: find the ingredients
Step 3: go to target - mistake - they didn't have the ingredients
Step 4: go to grocery store, look at watch, don't have enough time to shop, checkout, and get back for an appointment.
Net result: drove back and forth with nothing to show for it. Now I have to figure what that fruitless jaunt and the gas expense adds onto the cost of the home made soap. (to be continued)
Step 5: Afternoon of same day: Ran out again and got the ingredients and on the way home I stopped at the shop to pick up this cute covered tin can (if you look closely, you can see that I have yet to remove the price tag.)
Step 6: I followed the instructions, made the soap, put it in container and put the first load in the washer.
The room is barely deep enough to fit the washer and dryer side-by-side with a little space left over. It is as wide as the window plus the washer depth plus room on the other side of the window for a shelf and clothes rack with the laundry sorting bins underneath. Not much space to decorate. The scale is in a place accessible to all, and it is way too accurate for its age!
On the other side of the window is this small vintage plaque with a message, which is as much for me as it was the for the kids.