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pre-treating the stain {aka our laundry room}

One of my January goals included organizing our laundry room.  This is why.

laundry room before | Atwell Adventures

My apologies if that hurt your eyes so early in the new year.

I try to follow the rule that everything in your house should have a place, but unfortunately, things in this room haven’t found there place yet.

The room itself is about 5.5 x 6.5 with half of the space occupied by the washer and dryer we purchased in December. It also has upper shelving along the back and left walls.

My overall goal for this room is to make it as functional as possible {bonus points if I smile upon opening the door instead of screaming}. With those things in mind, here is my to do list for the room.

  • move small bookshelf into the room for extra storage
  • move all laundry and cleaning supplies to bookshelf
  • move miscellaneous kitchen items on left shelf
  • setup over the door ironing board
  • adjust the way the dryer door swings open
  • purchase/make some type of art for the room
  • purchase glass jars for detergent and oxy clean

Are you organizing anything in the new year?


6 thoughts on “pre-treating the stain {aka our laundry room}

  1. So, I don’t know what your price point is but I recently discovered The Container Store. We have a local store, but check them out online. I was in organizing Heaven! And they have some really neat glass jars!

    1. I’m trying to not spend a whole lot of money since it’s not a room we “live in” but I do love the container store! 🙂 I’ve only visited online because we don’t have one local… probably a good thing, right? 🙂

  2. So another savings for you: make your own laundry detergent. If you want it, I will pull it out and email it to you. So far, I paid $15 for the ingredients and this will last at 6 months for just the two of you. I filled a $5 5 gallon Lowes bucket halfway full of this recipe and it lasted 3 months. On Dec 1 I paid $30 for all ingredients at walmart and my bucket is still 3/4 full! Some people mix a little bit of every ingredient and put it in a glass jar and it looks pretty on a shelf and also smells good too. But with the full house that I have I went ahead and filled my bucket—cuts way down on detergent costs each month!

    1. Thanks for the tip Amanda! I actually just purchased a box of detergent from Sams on Monday so it should last us for a few months! But when we run out, I might be asking you for that email! 🙂

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