I was on a mission to brighten and organize my laundry room. And I had just ONE nap time to do it! I put my toddler down for his nap and went right to work!
Some may wonder why anyone would want to waste time cleaning and organizing a laundry room. You know, it is just a place you go to do laundry and get cleaning supplies. As a matter of principle, I don’t believe in only keeping public areas nice, because that says we only keep our homes a certain way because we care what others think about us. I decorate and organize my home in a way that makes my family comfortable and happy, which means I want my entire home to have a good atmosphere.
I’m in and out of my laundry room several times a day and many times a week, it might as well be a bright, happy spot!
I just did a few simple touches that have breathed new life into my laundry room.
- I touched up the paint on the wall and added a few stencil accents on one of the walls.
- I organized the cabinets and drawers.
- I added labels to the bins.
I really tried to take pictures of the accent wall, but I just do not have the skills. I apologize, but these will have to do! There were some scuff marks on the wall that I covered up with leftover paint before I added the stencil.
I used one of these Royal Design stencils and painted a total of 6 stencil marks on the wall, sporadically placed throughout. In an effort to keep the room light and bright, I used leftover white ceiling paint on the spots.
While the paint dried, I went to work on the cabinets. Mostly they just needed tidying, but I also found a few items to donate.
Above the paint, I plan to put the rest of my painting supplies that are currently in the garage. It is about time I got like with like!
And yes, I have too many rag and swimming towels. I know this. My lame excuse is that I have the room to store them. I actually have empty cabinets all over my house, because I don’t normally fill a space just for the sake of filling it. But what if my whole neighborhood needed to borrow a towel? Just kidding, even typing this is making me very aware that these need to go. See? I’m a work in progress too!
I know this cabinet isn’t a huge difference, but taking the time to tidy up a cabinet or drawer before it gets really bad, means it is always going to be easier to organize. I’m all for easy.
Here are my drawers below my washer and dryer. I keep rag towels in one and swimming suit stuff in the other. I was able to find some things to get rid of while I went through the drawers.
And when I was going through the photos to write this post, I realized I never came back and organized this drawer after I took the picture. Oh well, I will one of these days when I’ve got a minute to spare. It isn’t so bad.
I made my own labels. I used pre-made chalkboard labels and stuck them to card stock paper, then I cut them out. Then, I just punched holes and tied it to the basket. Easy.
Now my laundry room is updated, clean, and organized – a happy place to be. The artwork is something I painted a few years ago and the laundry and cleaning schedules are printables you can find on THIS POST.
And in case you were wondering, yes, I did finish before my baby woke up from his nap!!! Hallelujah!! My one-nap-time project was a success! I actually had time to clean up everything from painting and fold some laundry …
Do you enjoy your laundry room?
Don’t forget to get your Spring Cleaning Printable Pack and get ready for a very clean house! See how I made a booklet out of the checklist in the pack and how my kids help me!