Yesterday I shared a non-traditional, mini organization idea, and today I’m here to share a bigger space as part of the “Get Organized” Blog Hop – my laundry room. I have organized this space in the past, and for the most part, the cabinets have stayed relatively organized (it’s the laundry part that gives me trouble). The only reason there aren’t heaps of laundry piled up in here is because my parents watched our kids overnight on Friday, and my mom is a saint when it comes to laundry. 🙂 Trust me, when I tell you that laundry is not my strong suit. I either need to get better at it, or we need to purge 75% of our clothes. Perhaps a mix of both.
Regardless of my laundry status, let’s celebrate that it’s looking good, and isn’t filled with dirty clothes for a change, shall we? (Note: my son has already dropped a load of dirty laundry in there now that it’s looking nice). Joining in on this “Get Organized” blog hop was a great opportunity to refocus my energy, and give everything a good scrub down, while also getting rid of things that no longer fit, or that we no longer use. This post contains some affiliate links.
I would love to have a mudroom/locker setup in here, but this piece from Ballard Outlet years ago. I don’t know if I’m using it for what it is actually intended for, but it works great for holding shoes and boots, and the drawers are great for hats, scarves and gloves. I added the rack with the hooks (also from Ballard Outlet), and it probably holds more stuff than a traditional mudroom setup would, really.
See, the drawers are perfect for storing winter gear – out of sight, out of mind.
Last week I shared my navy laundry room makeover plans, and also talked about whether or not I could give up some of my cabinet storage for open shelving. After cleaning things up in here, the answer is definitely not. I need my cabinets, and store a lot of stuff in here! Wire baskets, glass jars and pretty storage containers still serve their purpose behind closed doors. And some chalkboard vinyl labels certainly don’t hurt.
We have a bit of a lightbulb hoarding/transition going on in here. After I told him about the daylight lightbulbs I read about here at Thrifty Decor Chick, he went a bit crazy, and bought a bunch of different kinds, so we have random lightbulbs in Rubbermaid containers now. (And this doesn’t even cover the lightbulbs that are in the lower cabinets). God love him. He’s the kind of guy that you send to the store for paper plates, and he comes home with enough for a neighborhood block party.
I also have a space for extra school supplies (because the kids inevitably need more pens, or notecards mid-year), and I tend to go overboard on school supplies anyway. It saves me a trip in the dead of winter, when the need usually arises.
And yes, I could probably supply the block with glue sticks…
And finally, a shot of the laundry room counter with nothing on it. Blink, and surely there will be something on it by the time you read this. But at least I have this photo to remember it in its clutter-free state.
So there you have it – my organized laundry room. It feels so nice in there right now (dirty laundry aside). Now I’m really looking forward to giving it an update! I even put a little test swatch of Hale Navy on the walls…
Make sure you check out the rest of the tours this week!
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
This Is Our Bliss