I was just in the laundry room (it’s not really a room…it’s a corner in my basement) and took a load out of the dryer. I took them to my son (who was playing video games) to fold. He said “Mom, I’m a Laundry-a-Phobiac”. Oh my…aren’t we all!!??
This week I worked on organizing my laundry area and making it look a little nicer.
I had to hide that whole in the wall! It is the gas shut-off valve which we have to have access to, so I hung this washboard I picked up at ReStore. I got a few other treasures that day too.
The obnoxious plumbing needed a paint job.
My Better Half tells me these are going behind the wall…but it wasn’t happening this week so I just painted them to blend in with the wall.
I covered my baskets with a strip of material. This is the material that was left over from my kitchen awnings.
What a difference a little material makes. It certainly does a good job of hiding all my laundry supplies. I went through my baskets too and took out anything that was not a laundry supply too.
I showed you my new laundry room sign earlier this week. Here is how I made it.
I love the saying…it cracks me up every time I read it!
This clothes pin was a Hobby Lobby clearance find. (My sister and I spent 2 hours there on Saturday…what a dream!)
I used stain and dry brushed some black paint on it to give it a distressed look.
The bucket is for all our mismatched socks. I looked into making a cute board with clothes pins to hold all our mismatched socks but seriously, I don’t think I could find a board long enough!! What is it with mismatched socks! I think this bucket will be big enough!
And finally, my washer and dryer…nothing fancy about them. I got my dryer when we first got married and it’s a champ. My washer is new to me from ReStore. I had been looking for a front load washer since my old washer barely got anything clean anymore and could only wash a medium load at a time. This doesn’t fare well with six of us. SOooo, I’ve been keeping my eyes open for a used washer and I found this one at ReStore for a little bit of nothing. I’m so excited! It washes amazingly well and I can stuff it full!
|See the stuff under my steps to the right…that’s another organizational project coming up soon!|
So what do you think? I’m not sure the spruced up, organized joint is gonna make me want to do laundry any more than I did before but at least the space looks nice and I had fun doing it!