Let's start with a BEFORE picture...
1. I desperately needed a system of washing, drying, and folding that could easily be maintained even by my oldest children who trade out the chore of helping with the laundry.
2. I needed organization to rid the clutter! The laundry room had become a catch-all for many items that didn't have a place, but certainly didn't belong in the laundry room.
3. I wanted the space to be pretty and inviting. After all, maybe that would motivate me to want to be in there more often.... I said **maybe**!
Thanks to some awesome friends, we got our dryer up and working again and got caught up with our laundry. In the meantime, I painted and Chad hung up extra shelving. A few fun bins and we had accomplished our task!
Finally, we are using these bins as our "sock baskets". I'm not sure that all families can fully understand the craziness of matching socks for 10 people. I try to simplify this task by only purchasing white socks for the kids. The goal is for each child to leave the house wearing a pair of socks that sort of match and sort of fit. I don't have the time or the brain power to figure out which socks belong to each child. Instead, I now have two sock baskets that hold our "matched socks" and one that holds "unmatched socks". If they need a pair, they just grab them from the laundry room.
Once the organization and function was complete, I wanted to turn my focus toward a little decorating. I searched Pinterest and Etsy for inspiration. I found several fun canvas photos that I liked, but didn't have the funds to spend $20-40 a piece for them. So, I just made my own.
Check out my other Clutter Crushing makeovers:
The Medicine Cabinet
Under the Bathroom Sink
The Linen Closet
The Shoe Closet
Pin It Now!