I don’t know about you, but in my house, dirty clothes have a tendency to end up tossed as far as humanly possible from the laundry hamper. The kid gets home from school and socks are in the front room or I find a cloth used to wipe something down in my office. Of course, it falls to me, and all of our hampers are in the bedrooms upstairs. Even worse, come laundry day, the laundry was sorted and piled on the kitchen floor. Not a good look. I prayed that no one would visit that day. After I finished organizing the pantry a few months ago, I knew that the laundry situation would be my next organizing project . And that brings me to today’s makeover!
I have an awkward and tiny laundry room that sits between the garage and the kitchen. Our little laundry room had a broom closet that just wasn’t being utilized to its fullest potential. Do you ever have those moments where you just can’t take the mess any longer? That was me…and so I enlisted my husband to help me build some shelves in that closet, pronto.
I put two rails on each side with enough space between to hold the laundry baskets. We cut a white laminate shelf to appropriate size to make 2 shelves for the closet. Like I said, the house wasn’t in good shape and that is what all of the walls looked like when we moved in. Actually, that is better than some.
Of course, I wanted the closet to also look nice! I choose wallpaper because I felt it would hold up better to scrapes and dings. I absolutely loved this damask print I bought at Target. Actually, I was about a foot short but I left that area at the very bottom shelf so no one will ever notice it. Well, now you will in the pictures. Good job, calling myself out.
3 large baskets to hold clothes that can also be taken upstairs to fold.
I wanted to keep the wire rack so I could hang a few small things like bras. I don’t dry sweaters or anything like that in here though.
So happy to have a place to store the laundry ready for the washing machine. And it is pretty too! I plan on putting a sliding door in, but that is a project for another day. I hope you enjoyed this little laundry room closet makeover!
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