How to remove paint from hardware. Hot water in old crock pot paint stripping. Soak painted hardware in hot water to loosen many layers of paint and make cleaning much easier. Works on most paints. Not so on finishes like lacquer.
Homemade glue : Flour, sugar, water & white vinegar = better cheaper Mod Podge (brand of glue useful for collages and other projects where you want to stick things down or seal a surface). It's too expensive.
Sliding barn doors to hide laundry area; slide out of the way to be completely unobtrusive when you need to work within the space I don't much care for the barn look but the slide door is cool even a pocket door would be a good idea