I wanted to talk about a project I have been working on this week. As you all know the theme for this year is organization for our household. Our first project is the laundry room. It’s the room we walk into when we come home and it’s always a disaster. It’s a really nice size laundry room and it’s got a ton of storage that is highly underutilized. So this past week I started on the fun project.
The first thing I did was buy an organization unit to help de-clutter a lot of things that normally just sat on top of the washer and dryer.
I got it at Ikea for only $49.99.
I also purchased the green boxes at Ikea as well as two green baskets from Target. I had the two other striped boxes from a while back.
While I was at it I went ahead and cleared out the built in storage unit we have in the laundry room as well. It’s not exactly how I want it, but it looks a whole lot better. I put a lot of our large kitchen appliances on the top shelf, that way they are easy to get to and are not taking up any space in the kitchen.
I still would like to label each shelf and figure out what the bottom shelves could be better used for.
I also hung up some hooks that I also purchased from Ikea so we walk in and hang up purses, jackets, grocery bags, Bosco’s collar, etc. Less things on the floor the better.
My next project is to figure out what to do with this desk area. We never use it and it’s kind of a waist of space. We have contemplated tearing it down, but what if we want to use it int the future. I think I want to change this section as a wrapping station?
Kinda of like this one:
For now I just need to go through all the drawers and get them organized and figure out what to do with this desk? Maybe I could just use it as a place to fold clothes???
I also have this empty spot of the washer and dryer that we have shelf that we need to install still. The old one needed some help.
So as you can see it is a huge work in process and I am still trying to figure out what works best for us. My goal is to have a laundry room that looks organized and doesn’t stress me out when I walk in the house everyday!!!
Question: What is the first room you see when you walk into your house? Is it organized?