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http://www.ClutterDiet.com Get organized with home organizing tips from professional organizers at The Clutter Diet. Genies know a thing or two about maximizing small spaces. Arranging a laundry closet to meet your needs is a wish that you can make come true- without taking one thousand and one nights to do it. In today's video Lorie Marrero is showing how she maximized the space in her new laundry room in one day (without any magical help at all). These Clutter Video Tips are posted frequently here on our clutterdiet organizing channel. You can search Twitter for #ClutterVideoTip also to find comments on our organizing tips. Lorie Marrero is the creator of ClutterDiet.com and the author of The Clutter Diet: The Skinny on Organizing Your Home and Taking Control of Your Life. Lorie also serves as the national spokesperson for Goodwill Industries International and ambassador of the Donate Movement. http://www.clutterdiet.com http://tinyurl.com/goodwillpsa http://donate.goodwill.org http://www.clutterdiet.com/learnmore Hi I'm Lorie Marrero, creator of the Clutter Diet book & online program today I get to show off my new laundry closet. I used to have a big laundry room & now I have a laundry closet. I've been able to accommodate the 12 features, mostly in this closet & other areas of the house & make a functional laundry system in this smaller space. How did I do this? I used Elfa Shelving from The Container Store. I used their expert designer who worked with me to design this closet. I like using their experts because they really are familiar with the product & it's free. I did my own installation. They will do that too, but I enjoy it. I ripped out the one rod, one shelf that the builder put in. The install for the Elfa Shelving is so easy, that's why I like using it for projects like this. All you have to install is the track along the top. All the drilling & putting in of screws & things like that is involved with the track. Everything else hangs down & snaps on to the track. Once you've done the track, it all falls into place & it's very forgiving. Believe me if I can do it, you can do it. Number 1, the washer & dryer. I have a front loading washer & dryer, that gives me the surface on top of the washer & dryer to make that available for folding, or putting other items that need to be stored, like laundry baskets. The 2nd thing is sorting & staging space. This is space to sort your dirty clothes. What I've done is accommodate that in my closet upstairs. I do have a place for some dirty clothes, like dishtowels, that originate from this floor. The 3rd thing in an ideal laundry room is folding space. Because, I have a front loading washer & dryer, I can use the top of this for folding. Most of the time I enjoy taking the clothes over to another surface, like my sofa. That way I can interact with other people & have more space & listen to music or something else. Number 4 is hanging space. You want to have that close to the dryer so you can hang things up right when they're coming out & minimize the wrinkles. I was able to accommodate that on the back of the door. Number 5 is drip-dry space. For me this is one of the most important things because I have a lot of exercise clothing that I wear & my delicate items that I don't want to put in the dryer. Number 6, storage & shelving. For holding your clean clothes & other kinds of items, obviously I have a lot of shelving in here. This goes all the way up to the ceiling. I really have almost more space than I need, which is kind of funny. Number 7 is cleaning & laundry supplies. I have put all of that on the door. I also have a caddy that's on one of these upper shelves, so that I can grab a few things at once. Number 8 is an ironing station. This is one thing that I've taken completely out of this space & moved to the master closet. Number 9 is maintenance supplies. You want to have a place for handy household tools, like your tape measure, & common screwdrivers & things that you need. Number 10 is what we call "the lonely socks place." I believe when you have a sock that doesn't have its mate; you don't want to take that to a second location. Keep that centralized in the laundry area so that eventually they find their way to their match. At some point, I have a lonely socks wedding & put those together & donate whatever is left. Number 11 is pocket items, for things that fall out of your pockets in the dryer. Number 12 is a trash can for the dryer lint & all the other things that you pull out of pockets. That's how I've been able to accommodate all 12 of those functions in this small space & still have room to spare. If you need some help with this, our expert team at clutterdiet.com has helped thousands of people in 18 countries. We give advice online for about the price of a pizza. Come check us out at http://www.clutterdiet.com/learnmore. See you next time, & may you always be happy & grateful for having more than enough.
Subscribe for more New Videos each Week! http://bit.ly/MelanieHam More DIY Tutorials http://bit.ly/NoSewDIY Video with more details about Family Command Center and my Organic Laundry Routine https://youtu.be/zpxbPgdjT_U Follow me on Social! http://www.melaniekham.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/melaniekham SnapChat: MelanieKHam Periscope: MelanieKHam My step mom is Belinda Del Pesco A watercolor video of hers https://youtu.be/X8atoKDlBCU Laundry detergent is My Green Fills http://bit.ly/1Sn4so6 Items that are mentioned: 1/2 quart Lowes Valspar Satin Paint in Lincoln Cottage Black $13.75 - $6.86 2 Ikea Ekby Osten Shelf $9.99, $19.98 4 Ikea Ekby Valter brackets $4, $16 1 Ikea Bygel Rail $2.99 1 Ikea S hooks for rail $.99 3 small metal buckets for chores from target $1 bins, $3 2 Ikea grundtal drying racks $19.99 each, $39.98 1 Clothespins from 99 cent only store $.99 3 glass jars from .99 cent only store $3.97 3 bin wall file storage from homegoods $24.99 1 trash bin from homegoods $5.99 1 metal bin for lost socks from homegoods $9.99 3 frames for water color art $4.97 ea, $14.91 1 metal bin for counter top from homegoods $9.99 1 cactus type plant from homegoods $12.99 1 white silk flower from tj maxx $5.99 1 small round green silk plant from tj maxx $2.99 Watercolor paper from michaels $9.99 Watercolors from michaels $4.99 Total spent on the makeover: $197.58 *I did save up and purchase a new washer and dryer, but most people won't have to do that, so I didn't include that in the cost ;) Everything else I already owned I used black and gold vinyl and my silhouette for the "wash" diy More photos and details will be on the blog tomorrow! *This contains affiliate links. It's of no extra cost to you, but I may earn a small percentage. THANK YOU for the support in this way!
This video is a look at my floating cat shelves that I made. I might do a second video of the details of building these shelves. This video came out a little longer than I intended, but my cats kept jumping in the picture to give them some screen time.
29 Incredibly Clever Laundry Room Organization Ideas 1. Hang up a change jar to collect all the spare coins you find in your pockets. etsy.com 2. Or, enlist a piggy bank to help turn that spare change into savings. maillardvillemanor.com / Via iheartorganizing.blogspot.ca 3. Turn an outdoor box into a mini trash can for lint. aprudentlife.com 4. Pin your socks together right before you toss them in the hamper. onegoodthingbyjillee.com 5. Still losing socks? Make a “Save Dobby” lost sock jar. housewifeeclectic.com 6. You can also hang up a little lost-sock clothes line. fromwinetowhine.com 7. Hang your ironing board on two attractive hooks. adiamondinthestuff.com 8. If your room is too small for an ironing board, make a DIY version that fits on top of the dryer. acraftyfox.net 9. Slide a slim cart into the tiny space between your washer and the wall. containerstore.com 10. Hang an over-the-door rack on the inside of your laundry room door to store laundry and other cleaning supplies. mysweetsavannahblog.com 11. Decant your detergent into a beverage dispenser and avoid heavy lifting. yourlittlebirdie.blogspot.ca 12. You can also decant your fabric softener. blog.kirstendanielle.com 13. Store pods and powder detergents in glass penny candy jars. imperfecthomemaking.com designimprovised.com 14. Keep socks and other top-of-the-washer clothes from falling off with one of these Laundry Guards. thegrommet.com 15. DIY-savvy? Build a removable butcher block countertop to cover your front loaders completely. wildinkpress.com 16. ~Helpful~ roommate or partner always changing out laundry for you? Write down any line-dry items with a dry erase marker on the washer lid. mothersniche.com 17. Print out and frame this laundry guide so you always know what the symbols on your tags mean. atypicalenglishhome.com 18. Speaking of line dry: hide retractable clothes lines in a cabinet, then stretch them across to the opposite wall when you need them. justabouthome.wordpress.com 19. Spruce up a basement laundry room by staining the concrete floor. beeskneesbungalow.com 20. Build yourself some industrial shelving, if you’re feeling up for a challenge. tatertotsandjello.com 21. Put together a stain station, with all the tools you need to get out every possible stain. bhg.com 22. Repurpose an old crib into a drying rack. adiamondinthestuff.com 23. Or, you can build your drying rack from scratch. sawdustgirl.com imperfectlypolished.com 24. OR, just buy one. If you’re tight on space, one mounted on pulleys can make things feel a little less crowded. columbuswashboard.com 25. Separate your colors well ahead of time by using designated hampers. thriftylittlemom.com 26. But if you really hate sorting, you can add vinegar to each load you wash, and wash lights and colors together. orgjunkie.com 27. Managing laundry for a big household? Build a laundry sorter to hold everyone’s basket. hoosierhomemade.com 28. Take the basket organization system one step further and label each basket with a name. polkadotchair.com 29. Lack shelf space for your baskets or a rolling cart? Mount a wire shelf upside-down above your machines to make them easy to reach. holdontoyourhatsblog.blogspot.com
The laundry room in this house had TONS of potential! I filled a large gap with an Ikea wardrobe for extra pantry storage, we added a cabinet top with a shelf above the washer/drier, added tons of hooks for bags/coats, shoe storage, and built a laundry basket tower!
Laundry Room Shelf No tools required to install or remove