Good morning, friends! And welcome to Week 3 of my ten week organizational challenge and plan!
This week’s focus is on the laundry room!
In our home, the laundry room is combined with a bit of a mud room space. In fact, the “laundry room / mud room” is actually just a glorified hallway leading from our garage into the house. We keep all of our shoes out in the garage, but hang coats and bags etc. in our laundry/mud room. It tends to be a bit of a drop zone, and gets a lot of daily use.
The “laundry room” portion of the space is actually just a closet alcove. I’ll be sharing more about my own process for getting this area organized and functional later in the week. Part of the process of getting things organized always begins with me researching. And the best place to research for practical and pretty life-hacks? Pinterest, of course. For even more inspiration, you can follow my Pinterest Board all about beautiful and well-organized laundry rooms.
Now let’s get “researching”, shall we??
This inspired me because it’s also a tiny space without a sink – like our laundry alcove. I love the pretty countertop and the open shelving makes it easy to find and grab what you need! Via bhg
Another angle on this space shows the easy access to cleaning supplies on the first shelf. Via bhg
Check out all the storage jammed into this tiny area Via So Domino – with storage and a hanging area as well as a tiny countertop space. Plus, that colour!
This adorable and cheery laundry room makeover reveal Via Lil Luna scored points with me for it’s fun use of colour – but it has lots of cute and simple but functional storage ideas out in the open. I believe we want laundry room storage to be easy to access – because we want to spend as little time doing laundry as well possibly can, am I right?
Jenn over at Via Clean and Scentsible always has awesome organizational ideas – and her laundry room is also combined with a bit of a hallway and other storage area. I love the cute countertop storage solutions she uses.
How fun is this adorable laundry room makeover by East Coast Creative for The Home Depot Blog – It shows how you can get a fun and practical laundry room in a tiny space. Check out the pegboard on the side walls for extra storage!
This beautiful Folding Counter with Pretty Legs is one of my faves – and there is just enough storage above to hide away some extra cleaning supplies. Via Southern Living
Jamie over at So Much Better with Age recently renovated her tiny mud room and laundry room space and you have to see how much function she jammed into a very small area! Plus it’s stunning and light and airy, as is everything that she does.
One of my favourite cute and fun laundry rooms is this Laundry Room Makeover Reveal Via View Along the Way – and it was done on an incredible budget as well. They took a blank and boring wall and added a graphic stencil, redid the vinyl floors with paint (yes!!), and added practical and functional shelving and cabinetry – you’ll want to check out their whole reveal!
If I have to have a tiny laundry room, then this space Via Home Bunch is pretty much my dream. I mean, that cabinetry. That sink?! Plus they managed to pack in a hanging bar and open shelving for all you really need. Perfection.
A super practical and cute laundry room makeover Via Four Generations One Roof with a great use of open shelving and some side mounted wall storage.
Learn how to build some practical and cute DIY Open Shelves for your laundry room Via Thrifty Decor Chick
Chelsea shows us how to organized a small Laundry Closet with classic and simple style Via Making Home Base
I love this pretty and fun laundry room makeover reveal Via Right Up My Alley – the countertop, cabinets, and adorable utility sink skirt! You should see the other wall – she has great hanging storage and some adorable decor ideas!
Although this is a bigger laundry room space then some, I do like the addition of the hanging bar over the laundry machines – so smart! And really, the whole space is so clean and pretty with all that built in cabinetry. Via decorpad
These bloggers turned a bathroom into a laundry room and built in some amazing storage space on just one small wall – look at the open baskets and that TINY sink!! Via Chris Loves Julia
I love this wall mounted drying rack Via Suburbs Mama and just might need to order my own!
Or maybe I should make my own? Centsational Girl shows us how!!
If you want to add a little bit of cute factor to your basic and boring laundry room then how about adding some pretty Laundry Detergent Dispensers Via Cottage in the Oaks ?
Or you could use smaller jars and label them like this Cute Laundry Soap Storage Via Simply Designing
I LOVE this Stain Station Via bhg – how smart is it to have all these supplies gathered and right at your finger tips?
And Laura at The Turquoise Home teaches us how to make our own DIY Utility Sink Skirt!
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