Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Laundry Room Organized

                 

Our laundry room is how we get from the garage to the house. Therefore, it's become a dumping ground. We throw everything on top of the washer, dryer, and deep freezer. I was constantly losing things that were falling behind the appliances. Searching through piles of clothes, towels, jackets and bags to find a pair of matching socks. So something had to be done and quickly. I'm all about saving money so I made some simple storage with existing supplies to help organize this space.

               



These bins I picked up at my local Target. The first basket is to throw the kids clothes in when we make messes downstairs (their laundry baskets are on the second floor in their rooms.)

The second basket is for towels. I change out my kitchen towels every other day (more often if a little uses it as a napkin.) Since I use micro fiber towels for cleaning and wiping up spills I now I have a place to put them as I use them. 

The third basket is for all my delicate/hand wash items. Since I spend a lot of my time at the volleyball gym or working out every day it's rare I wear these clothes but when I do I tend to make the mistake of throwing them in the wash with all the other clothes. But now I have a designated place to put them.


Luckily when we bought our house they already had some nice upper cabinets and shelves installed which have been helpful and hiding all of our cleaning supplies.





One of the most helpful things in my laundry room is Martha Stewart's stain chart that I put in a frame from Micheal's. 


For the tops of the upper cabinets I hated having wasted space and every mom with a kid in diapers has several diaper boxes lying around. I use this tutorial to cover several boxes with fabric to store items such as contact solution, tissues, and toothpaste. (I chose not to do the inside liners since my boxes are up out of sight.)


It also gives the space a little bit of color since I haven't been able to choose a paint color for the room.


I found two small canvases that I was no longer using and used the same fabric from the storage boxes for this wall that was blank. 


Its a narrow space but its nice to have a designated laundry room that is organized and doesn't cause stress every time I come into the house from running errands.

What's your favorite organization item for your laundry room?



19 comments:

  1. Cute laundry room! I really like the baskets on the washer for different items, so much better than what I do ... I'm not telling you what I do! Pinning this!

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  2. Cute laundry room! I really like the baskets on the washer for different items, so much better than what I do ... I'm not telling you what I do! Pinning this!

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    1. Thanks! Helps when either of the littles decide the applesauce would look better on their shirt than in the bowl.

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  3. How cute! I really love the shelving in my laundry room

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    1. It's so helpful! My last house didn't have it. I love it!

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  4. I love how organized your laundry room is!! I'm like you, my laundry room is how I get from the garage into my house and the poor dryer has become a dumping ground for random stuff. I need to get in there and clean it out!!

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    1. It's so convenient to drop everything on your way in. But now that it's organized I can't stand to see something out of place. Good luck with cleaning yours!

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  5. Erin,
    You did a great job with the organization of the laundry room. I am very impressed. I love that there are designated baskets. Here is to it staying organized ;-)

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    1. Thank you. It's cut down on trying to decipher what's clean and whats dirty and just having to wash everything over again.

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  6. We have our laundry in the garage and every time I organize it someone else, my hubby or dad in law, will do laundry and it's a big mess again. A never ending battle ha ha

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    1. Luckily my husband leaves the laundry in the dryer till we're ready to fold it...so it kind of stays hidden.

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  7. Your laundry room is absolutely beautiful. Love the colored baskets. They look wonderful and tidy!

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    1. Thank you Donella. It was such a boring space before I added them.

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  8. I love organization-- too bad my laundry room looks nothing like this. I need to get my butt in order.

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    1. The organization keeps me sane with the two littles running around.

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  9. SO ORGANISED!! It's like my dream! Can I come and wash my clothes here please!!
    www.luciaflorence.com

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    1. Only if you bring your dark chocolate and peanut butter cupcakes with you! They look heavenly!

      Erin

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  10. Great laundry room! I love your color scheme!
    (Visiting from iHeart Organizing's March link up.)
    Kate | TheOrganizedDream.com

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    1. I was trying to keep it bright since it has no natural light. Thanks of stopping by Kate Lynn!

      Erin

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