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apart from a Sheila's maid what else should I get for my utility room?

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sacbina Thu 31-Jul-14 21:55:32

and where from?

I'm thinking funky fold away dryers, pull down Ironing board, somewhere to hang laundry?

anyone willing to share their must haves and couldn't live withouts.....pretty please x

Rogerthatmummy Thu 31-Jul-14 22:31:56

What's a Sheila's maid?

ReluctantCamper Thu 31-Jul-14 22:34:42

that's what I wanted to know Roger

sacbina Thu 31-Jul-14 22:40:28

those hanging rails which can be hung at ceiling level and lowered down to add clothes. seen them mentioned on mn before

ParsingFlatly Thu 31-Jul-14 22:42:26

Elfa racking

Of course, you may have to sell the house to afford it.

ReluctantCamper Thu 31-Jul-14 22:46:45

ooh, yes, I'd have Ikea Algot shelving, a bit cheaper than Elfa.

we have it in our home office, it's great.

sacbina Thu 31-Jul-14 23:02:22

that's the kind of thing, thank you smile

I'm sure I've seen gadgets over the years that I've thought 'oooh that looks useful' but now that I'll have some room I can't think of any of them! maybe they're just not that useful....

wowfudge Fri 01-Aug-14 10:10:23

Get a wall mounted iron holder which screws onto the wall. They have a metal plate on them so you can safely put a hot iron away and the cable wraps round the prongs round the outside.

I wouldn't get a pull down ironing board - you can only use that in the room it's installed in.

You can get tool holders that grip the handles of mops, brooms, etc and keep them off the floor, or a simply row of hooks would do.

sacbina Fri 01-Aug-14 12:18:02

thanks all. barely do any ironing as it is, but thinking ahead for dcs uniform. in fact have no idea if current iron works, have been using my straighteners for any tiny bits that needed doing!

Fresh01 Fri 01-Aug-14 16:47:25

We have a ceiling pulley and it is great. Can get a full load of washing on it, overnight. There is a company that do Sheila Maid if you google it and Lakeland do one, as well as ikea.

Just make sure you have it fixed into a couple of ceiling joists as it is heavy when full of washing.

Fresh01 Fri 01-Aug-14 16:47:47

Sorry, dried overnight!

Fresh01 Fri 01-Aug-14 16:48:48

A good shoe and coat rack.

Purplecircle Fri 01-Aug-14 16:49:10

I'd put up a sturdy hook to hang the ironing board on and yy to iron holders. You can put a hot iron on them too

Roseformeplease Fri 01-Aug-14 16:54:08

I have shelves and they were built at the right height for a set of large supermarket bought plastic boxes, one per household member. They collect their box into which I have folded clean laundry and put it away. Worked even before they were old enough. It means I sort stuff as it comes out of the machine.

sacbina Fri 01-Aug-14 22:44:59

smile thank you. some brilliant ideas. we are tight on space so thinking Ikea might be the best place to turn to, they seem to be good at squeezing things in

bberry Fri 01-Aug-14 22:56:40

Where is the best place for nice brooms/dustpans....?

SylvaniansKeepGettingHoovered Tue 05-Aug-14 11:58:20

I clicked on this link to find out what a Sheila's maid is. Never heard of it before. You learn something new every day!

My utility room is a total mess. Filled with children's craft boxes, scissors glitter etc to keep it out of their reach. Xmas decorations, all sorts of stuff. I really need to clear it out and get organised.

DoItTooJulia Tue 05-Aug-14 12:00:55


sacbina Tue 05-Aug-14 19:54:16

that looks quite bonkers!!

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