Our laundry room is directly off the kitchen. And by directly, I mean, next to it. Let me just make it plain for you: it’s very possible there could be a stray sock in the soup. Thatclose.
This has presented a challenge or two, since there are five of us and there’s more laundry than food. It’s a very small space and my XL Maytag Bravos set takes up the room. The one shelf in the room is too high for me to reach and so detergent and baskets and laundry whatnot are on the floor.
We can’t just shut the door to keep the laundry overflow either. The laundry room door has a pet door which leads to the garage so we can keep the kitty bathroom out of the um, kitchen. #firstworldproblems.
So, I’ve been on the hunt for some kind of practical laundry system to go with my beautiful appliances. My smart hubby came up with this $139 combo from Ikea-a tall shelf turned on its side, with a cabinet and the original hanging bar attached:
I love it. I added the chalkboard paint to the door to the spacious cabinet holding my Tide detergent because I’m sort of addicted to it.
Our muddy backyard (another project) has been presenting all kinds of stain-related issues lately, so I’ve been hanging out in the laundry room a lot lately. I love the way my Maytag Bravos XL help me fight mud and grass stains. My old machine would not only rip and shrink clothes, it would make horrible noises at me. I literally just spray and wash and I’m amazed at how little water and detergent I need to get even 5 year old stains out. Awesome!
My laundry room right now:
I mean my laundry is still not putting itself away, but it’s progress.
My mini laundry room makeover and my Maytag Bravos XL work for me!
Disclaimer: I wrote this post as a #MayTagMoms Dependable Laundry Ambassador through mom Central Consulting on behalf of Maytag. I was provided with the Maytag washer and dryer set to facilitate my post.