I have been wanting to finally tackle our laundry room for quite some time. I’m teensy at just 5′ so Babydoll being 6′ has a hard time fitting through the garage door. I had the walls to the left in the picture below lined with shelving for my canning jars and household items, so the pathway could only accommodate me or a child. The door would only open enough me to squeeze through. All you’d hear everytime is “woman!” Haha!
I always go to Dollar Tree for a lot of my organization and home products. Not only are most high quality, but they sell metal items as well comparable to department stotes. The plastic storage bins, plastic baskets, and collapsible cloth bins are amazing!! They are good quality and for $1 each you can’t beat it. Similar bins at Target or Walmart are at least $3.99 each or more. Dollar Tree tends to bring in colors according to the season. Bright white, teal, and pinks typically come out in Spring while Fall brings in chocolate brown, rusty red, and burnt orange colors. Sometimes you will find black and navy blue along with the fluorescent and primary colors. If they don’t have a color to fit your color pallette just use spray paint.
When we moved into our home, I had everything organized in labeled room by room boxes for easy unpacking, but the laundry room tended to hold a lot of the odds and ends because we did recaulking, bug control on the patio, projects, replacing fixtures, etc. After a while, it got really cluttered. So I decided to redecorate it by putting up a spare sheet folded in half and hung in front of all the shelving to hide the mess.
Here is the original laundry room makeover post from last year.
I started by emptying the room entirely except the appliances. I steam mopped the floor and wiped down all the walls, doors, shelving, and baseboards. I then organized all of the items on the shelves putting like items together while purging what I could. Then, I filled the baskets as I went along.
I put non frequent items at the top and everyday items near the bottom. The art work, ironing board holder, broom/mop holder, dryer balls, night light, plastic canister is all from the Dollar Tree. The rug, ironing board cover, and waste basket are from Target.
Laundry Room Tips
- A Lint Container is a must have! We have a Rocket Stove and a fire pit outside. Dryer Lint makes fantastic fire starter as it is highly flammable. Save your toilet rolls, put dryer Lint inside and lite.
- Tip Jar is a great way to store loose change that makes its way into the laundry. I call this my Dunkin Donuts Fund.
- Broom and mop holder for mops, brooms, dryer lint trap brush, dustpan, mixer spoon for the homemade detergent, you name it. Tailor it to your needs.
- Ironing board holder simply comes two ways. Either to bolt to a wall or hang over a door. The door I wanted to use was an outdoor door to the garage so it wasn’t wide enough for the hooks to fit. I had to use the laundry room inside door instead. But it is neat because you can use it as a pop of color or focal point of your room. There are tons of beautiful and inspiring prints for Ironing board covers pretty much sold in any housewares section.
- Dryer balls are a must have as well. They are just plastic balls with texture to fluff your clothes and soften them. They eliminate the need for pricey dryer sheets. The few ive seen in stores will last a long while as they are really thick flexible plastic. One time purchase versus $3-5 every month.
- Label everything using labels from Dollar Tree. I didn’t find them in this trip, but all the baskets should be labeled to easily find items. This saves time especially seeming I’m short and need a stool.
Adjust the decor to your needs and use inspiration from the rest of your home. I wanted it to blend in with all of our decor seeming it’s off of our kitchen and patio. Nightlights and small lamps give a glow so it looks cozy compared to the ugly long commercial light most have.
Landry room makeover for less than $50. Happy Sunday Lovelies!