This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The International Housewares Association. All opinions are 100% mine.
So, we are basically just sitting on our hands over here, waiting to start building this dang house.
I don’t do waiting very well.
But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some projects around here that we should be working on before housebuilding becomes our sole focus. One of those things is the laundry room.
Our new laundry room is legit tiny. It shares a tiny little room with all the house’s utilities and the dogs’ kennel.
Unfortunately, the amount of laundry I’m doing on a daily and weekly basis hasn’t changed. (Bummer, right?)
I like our new washer and dryer (we sold the old set with the house), but the space is ugly or impractical.
So, I’ve been trying to find ways to make the space work better for us – and that means a little extra pretty and some organization.
I’ve picked a paint color to paint the walls – which will be a really fun project since the space is so tiny.
Then, I’ll work on organizing the space I do have. Here are a few things I’m considering:
In our laundry area, we need space for laundry, cleaning supplies and ironing. By knowing what we need to store, we can plan accordingly.
Make it pretty
I’m much more likely to maintain some order when it’s pretty. The laundry room can be very utilitarian, but using pretty storage containers (like these glass push-top jars) can be a great way to make a space beautiful and functional. (The jars would be great for detergent, laundry balls and more.)
Find a hanging solution
Our laundry area doesn’t have room for a full rod, but this hanger holder is perfect to hang a few shirts to dry – without taking up too much valuable real estate.
Use the walls
Because of the lack of floor spaces, walls have to work extra hard.
I love that this ironing board holder and storage stores everything you need to press clothes. And it doesn’t take any extra space.
Cleaning made easy.
The laundry room is a hardworking space, so this stand-up broom and dust pan allows you to have your sweeping supplies close-at-hand.
Any other tips I could use for our laundry area?
Check out Inspired Home for more ideas.