Everyone wants a glorious laundry room that looks fancy and is functional. Maybe not everyone, but I haven’t met those who don’t yet! We just love throwing everything into our laundry rooms: cleaning supplies, extra large bins of liquids, towels, mops, brooms and everything else that doesn’t have a home. It can get pretty messy in there. So last week, Mrs. W asked me for help getting her laundry room cleaned up and functional. She had a small budget because, let’s face it laundry rooms are lovely but there are other projects that call for our attention first. I love a challenge and this was the perfect weekend, dollar store makeover. Yes, please! I personally, am not a big dollar store shopper. Yet somehow I find myself there for random projects that need attention when I only have a few bucks to spend.
I wasted time researched on pinterest some ways to make her laundry room work, and headed to the dollar store for some pre-project shopping. Normally this is a BIG NO NO. I never shop for organizational materials before I evaluate the space and stuff. Most likely you have the bins, boxes and storage supplies you need to make your space work, especially after de-cluttering. However, in this case I wanted to get a good show of how you can really make a dollar store trip work for you and still look appealing. This lady has fabulous taste so I didn’t want it to look to cheesy in there.
I bought some bins, 2 cake tins, a bag of marbles (this list is getting funny) and some clothespins. When I got home I did a quick,white spray paint on the smaller plastic tubs on a diagonal for a cool look just to give them a fun element and break up all the teal that was going to rain down on her laundry room.
Here is what we headed into together.
Hello you fabulous project.
First, We emptied that puppy out. EVERY SINGLE THING. This is seriously important. If you don’t get all of your items out of the space you are working in and throw it all on the ground you will never know how much you have and be encourage to de-clutter. Mrs. W said my favorite words, “Wow, I didn’t know I had so much stuff in there.” Music to my ears. My favorite de-clutter motivational speech and I don’t even have to give it.
We gave the room a good scrubbing and bribed her daughter into getting some fallen papers behind the laundry machine. She happily ran off with a quarter and later returned with three. Not sure how that happened. Afterwards Mrs. W quickly decided what she did need and what she loved compared to what she didn’t use, didn’t need and what simply didn’t belong in the laundry room. Random craft supplies, helmets and some cleaning liquids that could be stored elsewhere were
booted politely excused.