December 2, 2008

Org Junkie's Round-Up: Laundry Room Edition!



Disclaimer: No one was harmed in the organizing of this laundry room!


My laundry room has a wonderful set of shelves that I have not maximized at all. When I'm in a mad dash to clean the living room, I basically throw everything on those shelves. My goal for this month was to make them practical for all family members.

BEFORE:


AFTER:


And now for the close up. These are the 3 shelves that concerned me the most. The top shelf is for storing all those bulk items I need throughout the house. The 2nd shelf is to house all the office supplies & tools I need. Thankfully, I already had these drawers (again, not being utilized), so I didn't have to spend any money. The 3rd shelf is for all the kids games/puzzles. I can't tell you how many games of Lucky Ducks and Uno I've played since I organized the laundry room!


I labeled each drawer very specifically, so I won't forget!!




The bottom shelf I've left open for craft supplies (I still need to bring them from another room), and the box on the floor is for clothes the kids have outgrown. I'm ashamed to say that I've had the box there for a while. ALL THREE BAGS right there are full of clothes that were overflowing from this box. It was a nightmare, but thankfully it's all organized. Now to get those clothes out of my house once and for all!!!


I've needed a "lone sock" bag for a while, and I finally put one right above the dryer. It's already full of unmatched socks!!


And you would think I picked this cute baseball bag because of the Red "Sox", but I really just picked it because it was one of the many things cluttering up my shelves!


I was so excited to organize those little drawers that I thought I could leave 2 clean pieces on the dryer, organize the drawers, AND drink a DP. This is what happens when you get cocky:


Thanks again, Org Junkie! My family owes you (especially my son, who is LOVING the game shelf). For more organized laundry rooms, head over to I'm an Organizing Junkie.

13 comments:

Carrie said...

Oh, my goodness. That looks wonderful!!!

I plan to do another round of organizing and decluttering after the new year.... I will have to check out that website.

Jessie said...

i love to organize..to be honest my house in in great need of a complete organizing.

Mommy3girls1985 said...

wow it looks AWESOME!!! I would love to have the storage space you have.

imadramamama said...

You did an amazing job! Good job using what you already had!

Dan Smith said...

Honey! You rock! So awesome. I can't wait to see it in person!

Sharon said...

Well done! And how handy that you spilled the Dr. Pepper on your pants IN the laundry room?!

Trish said...

ooh, that is impressive! I'm so glad you were finally able to make use of all that underutilized stuff!

Penny said...

I am so impressed that you did this. I so need organization in my house!!

dena said...

Love it!

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

I thought you'd loaded the first picture sideways!! LOL!! My mistake. What a great job! Here's a tip for socks... I keep a large lingerie bag in each of my children's laundry baskets. When dirty socks come off they are to go in the bag. Reduces the number of those lone socks.

Michele said...

I'm impressed!!! I love the shelves!

Avlor said...

Wow! What a difference you made! Labeling really does help, I just went through and labeled last spring.

Pam said...

hey, come over and help me do that to my laundry room!!!