I have an update on the progress of my laundry room. Thanks to BHG at Walmart I was able to get it organized. I have been trying to go from room to room and clean. But this room needed more than just a good cleaning. It needed to function better.
When we last left the laundry room I had given it an update and it looked much better than the "unfinished basement" look it had going on before.
It looked nice, but I had no system when it came to folding and taking care of laundry. Well, I take that back. I had a system. It went like this....
Take laundry out of the dryer, dump on bed, let it sit there until bedtime, then move it to the floor, let it sit there, and eventually get around to folding it when most of it had been picked out and worn anyway.
Tell me I am not alone in my sad little laundry ritual.
I knew I needed a better system. If you remember, when I had shared the makeover I shared the mood board. It looked like this:
The laundry basket pictured came from Crate and Barrel. It was exactly the look I was going for, but it was $60 for one and I needed three. And sadly, that was the CHEAPEST I could find. I put off buying them because I couldn't picture paying that much. Fast forward to when I went to Iowa for the BHG event. They showed us their new products and guess what!? They had a laundry basket in the same style and size! I may have gotten a little over excited. Guess how much it costs? $16.77!!! As soon as they became available I bought three. They have been in and out of stock online due to their popularity. If the laundry baskets are out of stock in your stores, be patient. They are such a good deal!
I saved $130 by waiting and not buying the CB laundry baskets!
Now as far as a folding center goes I still needed some help. My kids have never had their own laundry baskets. When we fold clothes they just take care of them from the pile on my bed. And by take care of them I mean dump them on their bed where they then get unfolded.
I bought these metal bins for their laundry baskets.
You might recognize the storage bench they are on. It use to be in my office. I brought in down to the basement when I turned my office into a temporary photography studio for the photos in my book. I like it down here so it is going to stay. I am working on replacement storage cabinets right now :)
Eventually when we are able to frame out the wall that will go right across from this bench, I will put a folding table against the new wall. Then I will have a place to fold other than my bed! I can fold and hang and put them right in their baskets.
Speaking of hanging clothes..... I needed a bar for the clothes that didn't get folded. I used pipe and I love that I was able to customize the length and how low or high it hung. It's super inexpensive too!
One day (after the wall gets built) I will finally be able to have a pretty floor. But for now the cement works. It is easy to clean even if it isn't the most gorgeous thing to look at.
I think I need to add some hooks to that bare spot on the wall above the laundry baskets. Or maybe a clothing rack.
What matters the most is that it functions much better now!
Do you want a chance to buy some of the darling storage products from Better Homes and Gardens? I get to give away a $100 Walmart Gift Card!
Here is how to enter:
*Must be 18 years or older and a resident of the USA to enter. The giveaway will run from January 14th until January 2oth. The winner will be announced via the rafflecopter widget and notified via email. The winner has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. The winner is chosen at random by random.org through the rafflecopter widget. The gift card will be sent to the winner by BHG.
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