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!