Laundry=Lots of time, too many clothes, frustration, never-ending, lots of mismatched socks (where do they go?–I want to ban all socks from my house)
This is the actual amount of laundry that was piling up in my house each week.
My husband is an improver by nature so he decided we would re-do the laundry room over a weekend. If I can be honest, looking online I saw these beautifully decorated and organized laundry rooms and I felt blah. I tend to be a bit of a perfectionist and if I can’t do things the way I envision, I will tend to give up. I wanted to paint the walls, change the flooring, etc. but I had to accept what was feasible for us in the moment. The most important part of this room was functionality, so my husband and I were able to come up with a solution that was affordable, took very little time, and worked for our family.
With the help of Pinterest, we decided to go vertical on the laundry baskets because of the small space. We wanted each family member to have a basket so the laundry would stay separated. We built this using MDF board and assembled it using a Kreg jig and then primed and painted it. Our kids were even able to help build and paint.
This new set up has been a GAME CHANGER! The kids can grab their baskets, fold, and put away! Laundry does still get mixed up, however, we just separate it using this system!
We had extra flooring leftover from when we installed it in our house, so Paul used it to make a nice counter/shelf to go over the machines so we could pile and/or fold laundry on top. Notice the sock basket in the corner. That is for our socks that don’t make a pair! Can someone please tell me where they go? We even use sock bags to wash them in and they still come out missing!
I really disliked the clothes bar over the washer and dryer because the clothes didn’t have enough room to hang. Paul installed a new one on the back wall. This provides much more space and I can hang dresses. As a bonus, he put backpack hooks underneath! My kids were dropping their backpacks and stuff at the back door on the floor and it was super cluttered and messy. So much better to have a space to hang everything!
My sweet friend Michelle made me these awesome vinyl signs for the baskets so everyone knows if their clothes are clean/dirty!
I am super happy with how this laundry room turned out and it has removed a lot of frustrations for all of us!!
If you have any questions about how we built this, please leave a comment below or contact me!