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Organizing a Laundry Closet

When I told you a few weeks ago that I was attempting to organize my entire house, I knew I was setting myself up for a challenge.  When we moved, our lives didn’t slow down one bit.

In fact, the first three months of the year are the absolute busiest for my husband and I. Trying to squeeze in time to organize between unpacking, running a business, doing contract work, supporting my husband in his new job, transferring all of old info to our new house, compiling our tax info, and raising two rowdy boys in the middle of it all, it’s been tough to tackle. So I decided to bring in reinforcements (more about her tomorrow!)!!

However, I actually have made some progress and wanted to share what we’ve accomplished so far on this organize the entire house project.

Organizing a Laundry Closet

We’ve had everything from a tiny laundry closet with a stackable washer and dryer to a large walk-in laundry room. We’re back to a laundry closet now and although I thought I would miss a big laundry room, I’m actually loving everything about the new laundry area!

This laundry closet…

Do you see the indoor drying rack and a foldaway laundry rod. They pull out when needed, but what I love most about it, is that they fold away almost flush against the wall. Perfect for any small space!

The retractable clothes line is actually installed in the bathroom across the hall. The prior homeowners put it there and I actually think it’s brilliant. If you’re going to be line drying damp clothes, it just seems fitting that moisture drips into the bathroom drain, right?

Of course, there are a couple of changes I’d still like to make.

  • The paint color isn’t really my favorite, but that will have to happen another time.
  • I would like to find a small basket and cute bottles to hold laundry supplies I use most often. They’re being stored in the cabinet at the moment. Unfortunately, a shorty like me has to stand on a step stool to reach it. And by step stool, what I really mean is I jump up on the folding table to grab what I need :)
  • I’d also like to put a few pictures or quotes on the laundry closet walls. Perhaps a Bible verse about a clean heart would be a good idea…I’m still thinking on that one.

 

Anyway, that’s the first look my new little project I like to call Organize My Entire Home. More to come soon!! If you have suggestions or happen to know where I can get some cute little bottles for the detergent, let me know in the comment section!

  • Shelley March 5, 2013, 2:59 pm

    What is that “countertop” looking shelf made of? My set up is exactly like yours and I would love that. I don’t have as much space between the bottom of my cabinets and my washer and dryer but it would at least give me a stable surface to fold clothes. Thanks so much!

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  • Sandra March 5, 2013, 3:22 pm

    I have a tip. Since your washer and dryer are upstairs, I would add a “drain pan” under the washer in case of water leakage. I did that in my home on Carlton. Never had a problem but it provided peace of mind. I do not have that now, and right after we got the hardwood floors installed, we had an overflow. We were home and no damage was done. Now I never run the washer unless I am home to watch it. Just a thought. Your laundry room looks great. Can’t wait to see the pics of the rest of the organization in your new home. I need to organize my closet, basement, and garage!

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  • Krys March 6, 2013, 1:14 pm

    What a nice little laundry closet! We have a laundry closet, too, though it is not nearly as attractive as yours! We have a very old washer and dryer, and since the washer is top-loading, we aren’t able to include a shelf on top of the units – though that is top on my list whenever we replace these…

    Thanks for sharing – I’m going to look into the drying rack, since that would be a great addition over our dryer!!

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  • Sharon March 20, 2013, 12:07 am

    May I ask what brand washer/dryer are pictured. I have small closet and wonder if they might fit. Do u happen to know msrmnts?

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    • iDreamOfClean April 12, 2013, 9:48 pm

      The washer/dryer are GE Profile. They fit…but just barely! The width is fine but my husband had to get new attachements (and then cut them) for the back.

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