I’ve read that the average family does about 400 loads of laundry each year. When I consider that I currently have no less than 4 baskets of laundry just waiting to be washed, that comes as no surprise. Whites, colors, blacks, towels and sheets – sometimes it seems like there’s always something to be washed.
When you’re spending that much time doing laundry, you want to make sure that 1) you’re using a quality detergent to get your clothes clean (because it’s not fun having to re-wash clothes that still appear dingy) and 2) your laundry space is organized so you can easily store and find what you need. I have a closet that is next to the laundry sink where I have my detergents, fabric softeners, those little fragrance enhances, bleach, and other various laundry-related items stored. This was a big upgrade from my last house where I had a shelf. Yes, ONE shelf that was above the washing machine. Organized that shelf was not.
Decorator and blogger Jenny Komenda has shared a few suggestions on how you can create a more efficient and enjoyable space in your laundry room, including taking off cabinet doors to open up space and adding pops of color by painting the inside of cabinets.
We have a few DIY projects around the house that I want to do, and sprucing up the laundry room just made the list. I love the suggestion of adding a slab on top of the washer and dryer to make a folding station. Fortunately, Home Depot is nearby and they have everything I need to give the laundry room a mini-makeover – from paint and storage items to cleaning products and decor.
Tide and Maytag have teamed up to bring us an amazing sweepstakes, where one lucky winner will receive an e-design consultation by Jenny, a Maytag Washer and Dryer, a year’s supply of Tide and $5,000. Plus, 10 runner-ups will win a year’s supply of Tide (that’s a lot of Tide that I could definitely use for those 400 loads of laundry!)
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