Getting Organized 2011...The Laundry Room

Okay, ladies...it's time to tackle a room to get organized in 2011. This has been good for me, too because I'm am clearing out the clutter, getting things clean, and getting organized. This is also a good time to plan to make a casserole, a lasagna, stew or chili, on your organize your laundry room, day, and put in your fridge or bubble away on your stove top until dinner. You will feel empowered when you can deep clean, organize a room, and have a delicious homemade meal at dinner time. This is what planning can do for you in your Planner Perfects.

In the daily section of the day you want to accomplish this room, write out the details of when you're going to tackle it, what you will make for dinner, and write out your day in detail. This will ensure success in your day. Be prepared for the unexpected when you have children...but when writing out the details of your days, you will be organized. From the time you wake up to when you go to bed. Here we go...the laundry room.

Here is my laundry room. Small, I know, for a family of nine. I have completely got myself organized and hope these tips help you, too.

Take everything out. You can use your sink to fill up with a warm, soapy water to clean the floor, cupboards, and washer and dryer. After sweeping...wash the floor on your hands and knees. There just isn't any other way to really get in all the nooks and crannies. If you don't have a sink, no problem, just use a bucket to hold that warm, sudsy water.

Now it's eliminating what you don't need and either giving it away or throwing it away. I had so much junk that had collected in these cupboards and I was glad to purge.



Organize: I have these cupboards, just the way I like them, now. I have my laundry supplies and a basket to help contain some items not used as much.

Under my sink, I have a small laundry basket that holds nice rags. (I know I'm funny, but I don't like old, stained rags.) I purge the ripped, ugly ones and replace with fresh ones, once a year.

I also keep my cats food bowl station in the laundry room. So I keep their dry food in a tall, large plastic container and their wet food stacked neatly by it. To make cleaning out the litter box, easier, I have a container to keep plastic bags, and I have their litter scoop that comes in a container, attached to the side of the box. This is all kept under the sink and is organized.






Keep your ironing board, broom and other sweepers, organized by keeping them in a spot just for them as in the picture, here. We got this at Home Depot and is easy to assemble and set-up.








This bulletin board is in my laundry room, across from the washer and dryer. My husband made this for me after I saw it in Pottery Barn. Made for low cost. His supplies used were: cork, wood trim, plywood.and white paint. I simply love it and this is where our messenger station is held. I have it cleaned off for the new year...

Of course, you can buy a large bulletin board or chalk board to keep things organized for the family's papers and such.

Tackle that laundry room, ladies. Clear it out, clean it up and get it organized. I hope these tips help...
Room by room...Organized 2011!

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4 comments:

  1. Organization seems to be the biggest problem people have. Having cabinets could easily solve that problem. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I did my laundry room! Thanks for the prodding. It's very small, but oh so clean!

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  3. I have an absolute hatred for folding clothes.
    I can wash all day but to fold them.... ugg.

    I picked up a small portable garment stand that rolls. My laundry room is also small so this works great.

    The stand sits against the wall with empty hangers. When the clothes are dry, I can wheel it beside the dryer and hang things up as I pull them out.

    Once it's all hung up, it only takes a minute to transfer to the closet. I hang up everything, even t-shirts. Only underwear and pjs, and some knitted sweaters go in a drawer.

    A recent purchase of a second garment rod holds my children's cleaned clothes. They have to check it daily, as part of after-school chores, and transfer their own clothes from the laundry room to their closet.
    I keep a basket for each child on a table nearby to hold underwear, socks, etc. Once or twice a week when they empty their basket, they need to return it with their empty hangers inside.
    I was just thinking as I type... If I could only hang my towels too. But thinking about it, maybe I can! haha
    Hope this helps anyone that is anti-folding like I am.

    ReplyDelete

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Monday, January 3, 2011

Getting Organized 2011...The Laundry Room

Okay, ladies...it's time to tackle a room to get organized in 2011. This has been good for me, too because I'm am clearing out the clutter, getting things clean, and getting organized. This is also a good time to plan to make a casserole, a lasagna, stew or chili, on your organize your laundry room, day, and put in your fridge or bubble away on your stove top until dinner. You will feel empowered when you can deep clean, organize a room, and have a delicious homemade meal at dinner time. This is what planning can do for you in your Planner Perfects.

In the daily section of the day you want to accomplish this room, write out the details of when you're going to tackle it, what you will make for dinner, and write out your day in detail. This will ensure success in your day. Be prepared for the unexpected when you have children...but when writing out the details of your days, you will be organized. From the time you wake up to when you go to bed. Here we go...the laundry room.

Here is my laundry room. Small, I know, for a family of nine. I have completely got myself organized and hope these tips help you, too.

Take everything out. You can use your sink to fill up with a warm, soapy water to clean the floor, cupboards, and washer and dryer. After sweeping...wash the floor on your hands and knees. There just isn't any other way to really get in all the nooks and crannies. If you don't have a sink, no problem, just use a bucket to hold that warm, sudsy water.

Now it's eliminating what you don't need and either giving it away or throwing it away. I had so much junk that had collected in these cupboards and I was glad to purge.



Organize: I have these cupboards, just the way I like them, now. I have my laundry supplies and a basket to help contain some items not used as much.

Under my sink, I have a small laundry basket that holds nice rags. (I know I'm funny, but I don't like old, stained rags.) I purge the ripped, ugly ones and replace with fresh ones, once a year.

I also keep my cats food bowl station in the laundry room. So I keep their dry food in a tall, large plastic container and their wet food stacked neatly by it. To make cleaning out the litter box, easier, I have a container to keep plastic bags, and I have their litter scoop that comes in a container, attached to the side of the box. This is all kept under the sink and is organized.






Keep your ironing board, broom and other sweepers, organized by keeping them in a spot just for them as in the picture, here. We got this at Home Depot and is easy to assemble and set-up.








This bulletin board is in my laundry room, across from the washer and dryer. My husband made this for me after I saw it in Pottery Barn. Made for low cost. His supplies used were: cork, wood trim, plywood.and white paint. I simply love it and this is where our messenger station is held. I have it cleaned off for the new year...

Of course, you can buy a large bulletin board or chalk board to keep things organized for the family's papers and such.

Tackle that laundry room, ladies. Clear it out, clean it up and get it organized. I hope these tips help...
Room by room...Organized 2011!

4 comments:

  1. Organization seems to be the biggest problem people have. Having cabinets could easily solve that problem. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I did my laundry room! Thanks for the prodding. It's very small, but oh so clean!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I have an absolute hatred for folding clothes.
    I can wash all day but to fold them.... ugg.

    I picked up a small portable garment stand that rolls. My laundry room is also small so this works great.

    The stand sits against the wall with empty hangers. When the clothes are dry, I can wheel it beside the dryer and hang things up as I pull them out.

    Once it's all hung up, it only takes a minute to transfer to the closet. I hang up everything, even t-shirts. Only underwear and pjs, and some knitted sweaters go in a drawer.

    A recent purchase of a second garment rod holds my children's cleaned clothes. They have to check it daily, as part of after-school chores, and transfer their own clothes from the laundry room to their closet.
    I keep a basket for each child on a table nearby to hold underwear, socks, etc. Once or twice a week when they empty their basket, they need to return it with their empty hangers inside.
    I was just thinking as I type... If I could only hang my towels too. But thinking about it, maybe I can! haha
    Hope this helps anyone that is anti-folding like I am.

    ReplyDelete

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