3.04.2011

An Organized Life: Laundry Room

My laundry room is nothing special. It is in an awkward space between the garage and entry. It's extremely tight, but at the same time better than just having a laundry closet. The room only contains things that actually have to do with laundry and sewing. The rug tiles are Flor that I got for a dollar a piece years ago hence why they don't match. I would love to upgrade them to these also by flor.


Again I used Emerson Made's idea of using cookie jars for everything. This makes me happy and keeps certain things in constant reach which I love.


I bought this large jar at a local antique shop for a steal. It is the perfect place to store a few bolts and wrapping paper.


Above the washer and dryer I keep all my fabrics that I have reduced like crazy.


I do laundry a couple times a week. As soon as the dryer is done I immediately fold and hang everything in this little room except for the socks, they get put into a basket and get sorted only once a week. I follow up by putting all the regular laundry away. I then put whatever was in the wash into the dryer. Then repeat till it's all done. It seems to be the only system that works for me.


See nothing special, but it was part of my getting organized and simplifying task so I thought I would share.

17 comments:

slommler said...

Love the jars!! I use them too in my art studio and the kitchen. Never thought about them for the laundry room. Great idea!!
Love the floor tiles from flor that you want. They would look terrific.
Hugs
SueAnn

Coastalpines said...

Pretty & practical! I ~love~ the houndtooth flor tile!

Andrea said...

I love the cookie jar idea. Might have to try that one. I see some lovely fabrics!

Hannah said...

The cookie jars are inspired! Might have to steal that.

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Ashley said...

Organization makes daily tasks like laundry go so much smoother. What is the fabric print you have hanging?

Melissa @ Veranda Interiors said...

Yes, it is small, but you made it work and I actually love the mismatched carpets! Cookie jars are a must, I need to start collecting them for the new home, they make anything look pretty!! xo

dCc said...

Those jars are an amazing idea! They look adorable, yet make everything so neat - I may need to get some!

xx

Marianne (Style For Living) said...

Love the jar idea. I think I need some of those in my life! And your fabic stash, love those too! Enjoy your weekend, Paula.

Eden Lang said...

I deflated as soon as I read that you fold as soon as the dryer is done! you really are perfect!...I simply am NOT good with my laundry. you've inspired me. I want to be like Paula and fold my laundry right after its done too:) maybe I should start by running down and folding my poor neglected laundry that has been sitting in the dryer for a couple of days now. lol.

Erin from Skoots and Cuddles said...

cookie jars make everything look cute!

cara said...

loving all your organization posts, and it's inspiring me to do some organizing of my own! loving the glass jars and the big jar your bolts are kept in. much more fun (if you could call it that!) to do laundry in a pretty place. keep it up!

Michelle @ Ten June said...

Cute! Love the idea of using the cookie jars.

Natasha said...

The jars are such a great idea, and cute too. You're doing a fab job at keeping organized and making the most of the space that you have. Hope you had a great weekend Paula :)

Splendid Willow said...

Paula,

I am going to copy your idea with the jars! Perfect for all those little things we seem to attract. (And perhaps one for used batteries?)

Happy new week to you.

P.S I have not forgotten you! I have been sick like a dog for weeks. Finally starting to feel a little bit more alert. I am so ready for fresh air and sundshine!

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