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laundry chute works

we fixed our house's laundry chute! It's amazing how happy a little thing like that can make me. When we first moved into the house nothing ever came out the other side of it, I was afraid my shirts were in a parallel universe or something, but we ripped out this weird cabinet thing that someone had built around it in the basement for the clothes to go in. And now everything ends as planned.

When I was a kid our house had a laundry chute. Just last week or so Mom asked if I remembered it. We moved from that house when I was 12, so of course I can't remember every detail about the place, but I REMEMBER the laundry chute because it was AWESOME. And I remember things besides laundry going down it... because come on, it's fun, you throw a lego spaceship down the vortex and find it later in the basement and it's been on this long fantastic journey through space, right?

Now I have a two story house, and there's an opening to the laundry chute on each floor. I've heard people gripe about having to deal with basement laundry in older houses... they're missing out on the perks.


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Apr. 23rd, 2010 04:15 am (UTC)
My grandmother has one in her house. That's my only exposure to them.
Apr. 23rd, 2010 08:46 am (UTC)
See, now I really want to build one in my Mom's new house. Problem is that my room's in the basement and right next to the laundry room. Punching a hole in the wall and throwing my clothes at it just doesn't sound nearly as appealing.
Apr. 23rd, 2010 10:40 am (UTC)
yeah, not so much.

but on the upside, if you built your own you could really fulfill the dream I had, which is to have it positioned right over the washer so the clothes just go straight in. I couldn't work things out to be that lazy but I had the vision.
Apr. 23rd, 2010 05:51 pm (UTC)
I am inspired
This weekend I'm going to try to find the entrance to my chute. I can see the end in the basement, but lots of things have changed between 1915 when it was the Widow Whitlock House, and 2007 when it housed a group of Frat Boys.
Apr. 23rd, 2010 06:52 pm (UTC)
I've always wanted a laundry chute. My bedroom floor would be so much cleaner!
Apr. 23rd, 2010 07:23 pm (UTC)
That's pretty cool. If I built one, I'd have to climb up in the attic to drop the clothes down (ranch homes FTW).
Apr. 26th, 2010 05:48 am (UTC)
oh I MUST put a laundry chute on my house wish list.
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