Saturday, January 22, 2011

Laundry room organization

I am linking up to http://www.domestically-speaking.com/ today for my laundry room organization post.
Laundry has to be my all time hated,dreaded,despised and irritating things that I have to do.  The washing and drying doesn't bother me it's the folding,putting away and hanging that makes me procrastinate!  So when we moved into out new home and I had a much larger laundry room or I had a laundry room (which in our other home I didn't) I decided I was going to keep it organized and actually sort the clothes before I washed them! 

  So I came up with a system and yes it takes up a large amout my counter space in my room but it serves it purpose to well!

Baskets!

 I now only do laundry twice a week I keep all my clothes sorted in these baskets!  The far left hamper is for towels. The far right hamper is for darks.  The upper right basket is for lights,the middle is for dedicates and the far left is for whites (to be bleached).  When I get ready to fold I simply take the baskets down and fold on the counter!

This makes it so much easier b/c it keeps piled laundry off the floor!  Now sometimes these baskets will be overflowing with clothes! This picture was taken the day all the laundry was done!

OK....now on to the washer and dryer!!  Our new house was built 17 years ago, which was before they started making cabinets higher to accommodate front loaders on pedestals.  So instead of taking the cabinets out and repositioning them.  I did with out the pedestals (which are way to expensive for what they are anyway) and I decorated the tops of the washer and dryer and you don't even notice the large gap between them and the cabinets plus I have my washing powders and liquids in cute containers!!!

I embroidered the towel in the above picture on my monogramming machine
Basket came from target
bowl holding the dryer sheets was a wedding gift




                                          The two glass containers on the left are from Target

                      The cookie jar was a Mackenzie child piece that we received as a wedding gift

Do I always use the containers with the powders in them you ask?  Of course!!!  That's what they are there for fun and functionality!!  Well honestly I do use them some but most of the time I just grab the extra stash of liquid detergent and softener  in the cabinet above!!

The other counter in my laundry room consists of a sink with a drying area above it!  Which is O so nice I am not going to lie!  Beside my sink I have another (you guessed it)  Basket!  I use this basket for clean clothes that I haven't folded or put away!  Its normally overflowing!!  I will save you from the before picture of that and show you the after!!

 There are many things about this room I still want to change one big thing is the color!  Red is beautiful but I just do not like in on my walls  I like light colors and one day I will get around to painting it!  I also want to update with some curtains and I would like to replace or (paint) the counter tops!  That bright white Formica is just not doing it for me!  Here is a picture of the laundry room as you walk in.  If you are wondering where the rug came from it is a (you guessed it) Target find!



My little Laundry helper!  He loves to help mommy do the Laundry!

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I love your laundry room redo. The containers holding detergent, etc. make it decorative and functional at the same time. I never thought to put dryer sheets in a pretty bowl. I think I'll steal your idea!

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