Thursday, October 7, 2010

An Organized Laundry Room


My laundry room looks more like a laundry closet, so it’s important that it be organized or else it looks like a hurricane hit it. When we bought the house, these wire shelves were already installed. I put the products I use directly above the appropriate machine, then lump other cleaning products on the rest of the lower shelf. The large, full basket on the top shelf is where I store my old towels and rags. The empty laundry baskets are what my kids use for their clean laundry.

A few weeks ago, I posted a teaser about some of the great products that CSN Stores have to offer. Well, here’s how I used the voucher they sent me in my laundry closet:

I used to store my iron and starch spray on the shelf above my washing machine, but the cord was always falling through the slots and I was always afraid I would burn something else on the shelf when I put my iron away. In addition, although my ironing board fit beside my washer, it would annoyingly tip over and fall into the clothes I had drying on the hangers. So, I used part of the voucher from CSN Stores for this very nifty ironing board holder with basket from their Spectrum line. It came with the hardware to install it, but because of its design, it took my dad and my hubby over half an hour to attach it to the wall.



The other product I chose was this fabulous triple laundry sorter from CSN’s Honey Can Do line. I was very excited to receive it and my daughter and I put it together ourselves (which means it wasn’t that hard to do!) in about 15 minutes. I rolled it to my laundry closet with great anticipation and tried to cram it into the slot I had picked out for it beside my washing machine. Oops! It’s too wide! Guess I should have measured the spot first. Oh well. Since it moves so easily on wheels, I just store it in the space between my machines and the folding doors and move it out into the hallway when I’m actually doing laundry. Each cloth basket holds a full washer load (for a regular washer, probably not for a super-size front loader) and so far it’s kept the stray pieces of clothing off the top of my dryer.

Want to win a CSN Stores voucher for the products of your choice? Check back for a contest coming soon!

Q4U: What’s your best laundry room/closet organizing tip?

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”