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What is it about the New Year that makes me want to tear every room in my house apart and reorganize it? This year, certainly was no exception. Before I even began to think about taking Christmas Decor down, I dove head first into a little makeover of the smallest room in our house.
The Laundry Room.
Not only is it teeny-tiny, but it has/had zero storage space and is easily the least functional room in the house. And since I may have gotten a tad behind in doing laundry over the holidays, I finally had ENOUGH.
Here is what our Laundry Room has looked like since we moved into this rental house almost 3 years ago.
(still can’t believe that we have been here for this long, but that is another story for another day.)
Not much to look at right? Lots of Laundry Paraphernalia, Washer, Dryer, Ugly Black Tension Rod with the wrong size curtains, Dirty floor, and a broken shelf that falls down anytime I put anything on it. Awesome.
So I took matters into my own hands, and made a trip to Lowe’s and found the PERFECT answer to my disorganized mess.
Remember. This is a Rental House, so I am very limited on what I can do.But, I was desperate to add some more shelving and storage to the wall above the washer and dryer. And well, while I was at it, I decided to make it cute too!
From looking at the box, and at the display in the store, I thought that this was going to go together in a snap!
So I got it home opened the box, and started sorting all the pieces. I am not going to lie I started to feel slightly over-whelmed and may have had the thought to just call my Dad and have him come over and put it up.
Well, after I took a minute and actually read the directions, I discovered that I didn’t need my Dad after all. That I could EASILY do this by myself.
Sure enough, within an hour or so, it was up, and I finally had storage that I so desperately needed!
The best part is, The Rubbermaid HomeFree Closet System can completely customized to exactly the way you want it. It comes in 3 different sizes, so if your space isn’t as small as my closet sized laundry room, there is one big enough to cover your needs too! Plus, There was no cutting, and all the hardware was included.
It was Easy Peasy.
I had those shelves filled with storage in minutes, perfect for all my laundry paraphernalia, cleaning supplies, towels, and various other things. Now they are with in arms reach and hidden away in cute clean containers! This, allowed me more time to work on a few other projects I had planned for this room. Like building the Counter top for my washer and dryer, ( yep, I built it! Make sure to come back later this week for a FULL tutorial on how I built this for under $40) sewing a new curtain panel for the window, vinyl decals for the walls, and a few cute signs to finish the space.
I can’t walk past or in this room without feeling happy! Of course I stuck with my traditional black and white color combo, but I was worried after I got the curtains and the walls done, that it might look a bit too sterile. So with the addition of the counter top stained in Minwax Early American, it really warmed up! Last, I accessorized it with a few pops of Kelly Green and Hot Pink . These Green Bins that I picked up at Lowe’s were the PERFECT color!
Now if I can just get my Christmas Decor taken down and boxed away, I will be good to go! So tell me, are you organizing for the new year too? Where have you started?