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It’s the SECOND TO LAST DAY – YIPEE!! That means we only have two more challenges left – today’s and tomorrow’s! You are going to love these final two areas as they are probably the most regularly used in most homes…… Let’s get on with today’s!
Day #29 Challenge – Organize Laundry Room
Yep, you didn’t think we would forget about this lovely area – the area that every mom and dad loves to spend hours in and working with. I can tell you – laundry is my favorite chore…. NOT. 🙂 I also have a family of 7, including 3 little girls that love to change several times a day and not put clothes back, but in hampers… or they pull a bunch of stuff out of their drawers and instead of folding and putting back – just pick them up off the floor and toss in the laundry. Yep, my favorite thing is to see the laundry I just washed back in the laundry.
I have honestly now put my older two girls to work on the laundry so they can feel my pain and why I get “bent out of shape” finding clean laundry in the laundry. They are starting to understand how much work it is and being a bit more respectful of that clean laundry.
Well, along with clean laundry staying clean until worn for reals, is a clean and organized laundry room.
So here’s my before pictures of my laundry room:
Right cupboard before
Left cupboard before
It was pretty straight forward – I tried to have some sort of method to my organization. Right cupboard on top stores my soap bars for homemade laundry soap, homemade hand soap and other DIY purposes, along with a ziploc that has lots of laundry samples that we share with traveling guests, when we are traveling, etc. That seems to make sense. The bigger shelf houses the more rare laundry items – at home dry clean kit, DIY stain remover and more.
Right cupboard after
For the middle and left sections, I had a blue storage bucket from IKEA that I ended up putting all my rags in that has been sitting on my dryer. So I realized that I was not utilizing the cupboard space in the middle well. I removed the shelf and the rag bucket fit perfectly. Then the open space is my cleaning gloves and essential oils for cleaning (and some laundry purposes). The left has the items I use pretty much every load or when I make new laundry soap.
How is your challenge going? What did you do to solve an organization issue?
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