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Love Your Space Challenge #17: Organize Your Laundry Room

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Hello lovelies! Almost at the end of another week.  Is it just me or does time fly by the older you are? 😉  I am soooooo very excited for tomorrow’s post.  I have been waiting for two and half weeks to share it with you!!  BUT, before that happens, let’s get to today’s.  As always, if you have missed any of the previous challenges or to check-ch-check-check-check-ch-check it out, what-wha-what-what-what’s it all about (Beastie Boys anyone?), just click on a link below.

Week 1 Living Spaces

Challenge #1: Move a Piece of Furniture

Challenge #2: Hang Something New on Your Wall

Challenge #3: Style Your Coffee Table

Challenge #4: Add Fresh Air

Challenge #5: Style Your Bookcase

Week 2 Sleeping Spaces

Challenge #6: Change Your Textiles (bedding)

Challenge #7: Change Your Drawer Knobs

Challenge #8: Have Your Clothes Ready to Wear

Challenge #9: Dress Your Dresser

Challenge #10: Be Ready for Guests

Week 3 Eating Spaces

Challenge #11: Set Up a Tea/Coffee Station

Challenge #12: Spruce Up Your Seating

Challenge #13: Organize Your Pantry. Fast.

Challenge #14: Style Your Buffet/Sideboard

Challenge #15: Treat Your Kitchen Window

Week 4 Bathroom, Laundry room, and Office

Challenge #16: Make Your Bathroom Pretty

Challenge #17: Organize your Laundry Room

Challenge #18: Repurpose Something!

Challenge #19: Conquer Paper Clutter

Challenge #20:  Organize a Junk Drawer

Love Your Space Challenge #17

 Organize the Laundry Room

Okay y’all, you know the protocol! Take 20 minutes to clean up your laundry area.  If the space isn’t working for you, try adding baskets or shelves for extra storage. Wipe down the surface with a dust rag.  If you use powder laundry detergent, it looks lovely in a canister. =)

1-washer-dryer-nook-lvia Southern Living

Don’t be afraid to hang pretty things on the walls or to use a nice light fixture.

view-along-the-wayvia View Along the Way

Need a way to hide your washer and dryer?  Use a tension rod and hem up some curtains (or make your own).

Heather-Bullard-Laundry-Roomsource unknown

My Outcome:  Here’s a little story about a laundry room….  We are in a rental, and as I mentioned in the pantry challenge, the pantry closet was the laundry room.  One day, along came a front load washer and dryer that couldn’t fit in its home.  So they were forced to live in the corner of a big room with a desk, a full size organ, and other odds and ins.  There wasn’t much that I could do but to make it pretty and functional (my middle name, right?).  I placed our Ikea desk top on top of them for a folding surface and hung a cafe curtain rod underneath so that I could hide the duo behind a handmade curtain.  I would have loved to hung some shelves above it but that’s a no-no for renters.  I did use an award winning photograph that my friend took and baskets for storage.  Hopefully, the washer and dryer will have a happy life in its home but I can’t wait to have an actual laundry room again.

The end.

(BTW, I bought pre-treated lumber from the hardware store and stained it a pretty color for my new desk top!)SONY DSC

Sorry for such a silly post, I had a LOT of coffee today!! Anywho, tell me your laundry room pros and woes. 😉

kathy-with-bird

6 Comments

  1. This is beautiful! I am saving all these for when we get out own house 🙂 Thank you for sharing! Oh! I am hosting a new giveaway today if you would like to check it out 🙂

    1. Yes we do! Lol, the hardest part about ours is that the laundry is now on the bottom floor and the bedrooms are on the 2nd and third floor. Thanks for the comment love!

  2. We have the drawers under the front loading washer & dryer…occasionally, I remember to put the detergent and things back into those drawers.
    In this house, with multiple sports, laundry is a daily chore…blah…

  3. That sounds nice! I keep our detergent spout right over the washer so all I have to do is push the button. I keep thinking about putting our liquid detergent in a pretty dispenser….

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