Tuesday, September 30, 2008

My organized laundry room

I have been cleaning like crazy the past few days and one of the first places I tackled was the laundry room. It isn't very big but it is the only space in the apartment I have to hold cleaning supplies and other misc. but important stuff. Luckily the shelving unit I bought from Ikea a few years back fit PERFECTLY in the space providing me with a ton of storage space. Because this room is so small it gets cluttered and messy very easily.

Here is how I was able to make the most of the space.

The top row holds small appliances and a container of our flashlights and small candles.
2nd row holds all of our cleaning supplies and paper bags from stores that we keep.
3rd row holds our coffeemaker and a cloth basket of paper products. Ex. paper towels, paper plates and garbage/Ziploc bags.
4th row stores the kids step stools.
The last row is usually open but right now I have the box I stored our Fall stuff in under there.

Then I have both of our vacuum cleaners lined up against the wall along with our trashcan.
The black bags hanging are my cloth reusable shopping bags.

This is the shelf above my washer/dryer. Left to right: laundry detergent, kids lunchboxes and our tool box,wicker basket with pool floaties and then on the right is my stockpile of condiments from when I did the grocery game.
The space worked out really well for me. Hopefully I can keep it this organized and clean more often.


linda said...

I can't wait till we get an IKEA.. Nice job with the organizing..

Maby said...

Great job on the organizing... I just recently posted an organizing idea from my home too :)

Shawna said...

I love your shelf unit & cloth baskets, I so wish we had an IKEA nearby cause I need something like that! You are doing awesome with the organizing, I need to get some of that done around here soon!

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Wow....wanna come organize my house??!!

I love the picture at the top of your blog.

Making caramel apples....haven't done that with the kids in a LONG time.

Love the new dining room set!

Antonia said...

You are going to have to take me to IKEA with you one day. I love that shelf :)

I miss you sooo much!! Come see me soon!!

Cassandra-ann said...

ohh i love love love ikea !!
Looks great ! want to come do mine lol ;-)

Stacia Howard said...

Looks great April!!