Laundry Room Organization

Yikes!  March is almost over and I am WAY behind on posting my Household Organization Diet tasks for the month!  We are right in the middle of our kitchen remodel right now so time for blogging has been tight, but I promise I have been working on my tasks and will eventually get around to showing you everything.  I have cleaned the washing machine, cleaned the dryer, and now it’s time to talk laundry room organization…

Great laundry room organization and design ideas!Our “laundry room” is actually the passageway from our main floor living space to our basement.  Along the hallway, is also a door to the garage so I also use this space as a mudroom for the boys. {I’ll post more on that when I post about our front entry organization.}  It’s obviously quite small but I love that I at least have a dedicated space for laundry that can be closed off from the rest of the house if needed.   I tried my best to get some decent photos but there is absolutely no natural light in there and the lights throw off a strange orange glow in the photographs.  

Great laundry room organization and design ideas!
The laundry room recently got updated with some new paint {Cumulus Cloud from Martha Stewart} and I tiled the backsplash with some marble tile that we are planning to use in the kitchen as well.  I’m sure it took me three times as long as it should to tile but I was pretty excited that actually I did it all by myself! :)

Great laundry room organization and design ideas!
I like to keep the counter top fairly clear for folding laundry, but I do have one basket for a few supplies: Mrs. Meyers {lemon verbena} hand soap, Caldrea laundry detergent that I use for our bed linens, and a glass container with some wooden laundry pins.  

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On the other end, I use the laundry tin for garbage and all of the lint from the dryer.

Great organized laundry room!
We installed the cabinets above the washing machine a few years ago now and I’m not really sure what we did without them!    The one above the washing machine holds all of our laundry supplies.  Although I have tried a few other green laundry detergents, I am partial to the Norwex detergent.  It’s a little bit more expensive but you only need to use about a tablespoon of powder so it lasts a long time.  It has gotten rid of our stinky washing machine syndrome and is one of the only detergents that doesn’t give Dave a rash.  I also always add some vinegar to the wash as a fabric softener {and it is great for getting rid of stinky smells!}

Great laundry room organization and design ideas!
I use a cork board on the inside of the cupboard to hold a stain guide or any other laundry care labels that I need to keep.

Great laundry room organization and design ideas!
The other cupboard holds our water filters, some rags, and a couple of bins with smaller rags and all of our light bulbs.

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I purchased this under the sink organizer a few years back from Bed, Bath, and Beyond.  It works great for adding shelf space around the plumbing.

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Since the laundry room is not always the most fun place to be, I thought that adding a colorful, inspirational print would be make things just a little bit brighter!

Great organized laundry room!
I always like to keep a laundry bin right by the washing machine for any dirty laundry that I find lying around when I am doing my nightly clean-up.  I had a couple of the DIY chalkboard labels left over from Matthew’s room, so I tied one on to the hamper with some twine.

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I also just picked up this sign from Home Sense {Home Goods in the States} and it works great for hanging any items up that I don’t want to put in the dryer.

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So there it is!  One more room cleaned and organized!

Great laundry room organization and design ideas!
If you are looking to get your home cleaned and organized too, join us in The Household Organization Diet!  You can find the first post HERE and get caught up on all of our past projects over HERE For the March tasks, click HERE.

Great laundry room organization and design ideas!

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  1. gail says

    I love your site just came across it through Clean Mama, I stopped what I was doing and went into my laundry room and cleaned my washer and dryer. Feels great and it wasn’t on my radar. I love organizing and cleaning my home with chemical free products and am a fan of the Norwex products. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Gail O says

    Oh to have such a pretty laundry room, mine is total utility, even when it is in perfect shape (which is rare), it is ugly. Oh well, at least it is inside. Thank you for sharing yours.

    • says

      lol! I guess we should just be thankful to have laundry in our homes. I remember having to drag everything to the laundromat when I was in university and it was terrible! :)

  3. Jamie says

    Love your laundry room, excited to see the kitchen. We are doing ours right now, what is the name/brand of marble subway tile you used? I am looking for something just like it!
    Thanks!

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