While searching Pinterest, I've stumbled across so many amazing laundry rooms. It makes me laugh to search for "small laundry room" and have pictures show up with laundry rooms ten times the size of my really, truly, small laundry room. Anyway, I created a board of inspiration for our laundry room and you can see it here. This is the mess I was working with (don't judge!) - this is real life :)
I started by enlisting the help of my best friends, Sally and Angie. Our idea of a great girls night out is helping each other with a project. Angie's basement remodel is on our list, but she wasn't quite ready to tackle it. We dove in head first - uh in some cases literally - for this project.
We started by completely emptying the room and cleaning from floor to ceiling. It's nearly impossible to see everything you are working with unless you do this step! Purge items you don't need - it's much easier when you have help to discard items - you don't have time to think about "when" or "if" you will need an item in the future. NEXT, group like items together - I grouped in the following categories - cleaning, DIY, outdoors, lighting.
The crates were on sale this week at our local AC Moore for under $8.00. I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised by their size and durability. I bought two and Sally gifted me two for my birthday. The total cost for this project was under $20.00 I'm really pleased with how it turned out!
We reorganized my pantry/small storage room too & I'll post it later!