Saturday, March 4, 2017

$5 Cleaned Up The Laundry Room

Ok, I am not complaining!!!  I have a fabulous new home and just finished remodeling the kitchen to make it my "Dream Kitchen".  I love it and every time I walk in there my heart skips a beat.  Several have asked about a laundry room in the new house.   Some thought maybe it was upstairs.  Well, that would be nice, but no, it is right off the kitchen.  See the two doors next to the fridge.

  This kitchen has a dream of a pantry and it also has a door that opens to the laundry room and then out to the garage.

The door just to the right of the fridge is this wonderful big walk in pantry.  It is another dream come true.  I love how I can see everything.  The only problem is I still have to look around to see where I put things.  I am sure I will get a system worked out sooner or later and everything will finally have a home.

Next to that is the laundry room.  Now if you remember in my last house I had a really large laundry room.  Plenty of room for the second fridge and room for my craft cabinet and tons of cabinets above the washer and dryer.  It was the place that held all of my antiques and quilt blocks and collectibles.

My new laundry room is barely a room, however it does function for what the name says.

  It holds the washer and dryer and plenty of room to do each week's laundry.  After all, I have so many other great surprises in this house like the "Dish Room" - my "Girl Cave" and a "Hers Walk-in Closet", there is no way I am going to complain about the laundry room.  They could have just put the washer and dryer in the garage and then I would really have something to talk about.

This space is really part of the "Builder Basic" theme this house had going on.  No cabinets, just one shelf & no wall space for fun stuff.  Now that one shelf was looking really bad.  It holds all the cleaning supplies for the house, and all the other stuff you need.  When all of that was out on the shelf it just looked like such a mess and trying to keep the door closed all the time wasn't easy since we come and go so much through the garage.  So off to the Dollar Tree to see if I could find some tubs of some kind.   I hit the jackpot, they had these cloth bins for $1 each, so $5 later I had things all arranged by category - rug and floor cleaning - cleaning rags & garage rags - window & house cleaners and finally the last bin holds misc. household necessity cleaners and sprays.

Eventually I want a new washer and dryer and I also want some cabinets to replace the shelf, but for now - - - - -(Ok, maybe I could decorate it a little better than this.)

$5 didn't do a makeover, but it did clean up a really messy shelf.

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  1. Hi Marty! Praise God for laundry rooms - big or small! :) Yours looks very neat and I have a similar one with a sink. I'm just so glad mine isn't in the basement like so many are in the homes around here! You are really on the ball getting everything looking so pretty!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. I know it will be even more amazing in time, Marty! I cannot wait to see what you do. Your kitchen is awesome.

  3. My laundry room is showing lots of wear! I need to paint the cabinets, and the walls. Then I could at least enjoy it more! But I have a nice countertop, and a deep sink that we use all the time, so I'm not complaining either. Your bins look neat and clean, so that's half the battle right there. I use dollar store storage products all over the house. I know you are really enjoying bringing it all together. Enjoy the fun!!

  4. I can relate to not having a large laundry room. Yours looks MUCH better than mine though! Mine is not near as clean and organized as yours. I will have to wait till my next house to get the laundry room of my dreams (if that's even possible). Ha! Your new kitchen remodel looks great too!! My laundry room is off my kitchen as well.

  5. Looks good Marty and I am trying to figure out what you have sitting on your dryer as it is also in the post of your former home....

    1. It is a pair of those glass cutting boards. I use them on the top of the washer and dryer when I do crafts. It keeps hot glu, paint and all the mess off the appliances.

  6. Your new home sure reflects your love for design and utilizing spaces well. I'm so happy that you found this gem!

  7. WI have a shelf just like yours. Mine is a mess for sure. I would like to have cabinets!

  8. You DID have a wonderful Laundry Room -- I was so impressed by it! And now you have a challenge Laundry Room !! I am sure inspiration will come, and I am looking forward to watching the transformation!! I have really enjoyed your new home adventures!

  9. hi marty! you had me at $5.00! so happy for your new house and the transformation! have a great weekend! laura

  10. Your kitchen is so dreamy. Can't wait to see what you do with the laundry room.

  11. First of all, that pantry is amazing! And you know I love your new kitchen! I am looking forward to what you do in the laundry room. Enjoy your weekend!

  12. You always find a creative and often inexpensive solution to a storage/decor problem. Cabinets would be nice in there...maybe later, hmmm...My washer and dryer is in the garage. Hard to do much decorating but I think I will paint the cabinets over the w/d a pretty color. Love the pictures of your fabulous kitchen!

  13. my least favorite thing to do...laundry. i love your kitchen, I must have missed the reveal.

  14. Loved this laundry room idea!!! Thanks for sharing this with us. I am looking for ward to create this laundry room as in my Home as well.

  15. Basic cabinets are pretty inexpensive, but if you are ever up in Anthem check Restore. I haven't been in there in a couple of years, but people in Anthem were getting rid of some nice cabinets when they remodeled. I was looking for a shower door for my sister, when I noticed. Recently my sister picked up some of those wooden organizers that fit inside cabinets. xoxo Su

  16. I use bins like that all over my house, I love them....they are Martha Stewart bins from Home Decorators, and I buy them when they are on sale. They are so sturdy and really do the trick!

  17. It looks like the perfect storage solution and I love the look that bins and baskets add to any space - so tidy! Happy weekend, Marty!