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After living in apartments for many years, one of the most exciting things about a single family home for me was having my own in-house washer & dryer. In fact, our current home even has a cute little laundry room. It’s nothing fancy, but it has a full-size washing machine & dryer, along with a super useful set of shelves. Today, I am going to show you how I spruced up the space easily & affordably in one afternoon. I have always said that when it comes to laundry, it’s important to stick with products that work well. That’s why I have been using the new sulfate free all® fresh clean ESSENTIALS® – it works effectively & gently on my family’s clothing.
Speaking of sulfate-free products, I’m also making the switch over to AVEENO PURE RENEWAL® Shampoo & Conditioner. By choosing products that are free of sulfates, I know I am making a positive, healthy difference in my family’s lifestyle.
Now, let me tell you all about my laundry room makeover!
Laundry Room Makeover
Assess the space!
Before embarking on any room makeover, it’s important to start by evaluating the room. I like to pause and see what’s working and what is not working. Here is the view of the laundry room from the door. You can see the washing machine right in front and a set of shelves on the right.
Let’s take a closer look at the washing machine. I have started to collect loose change and receipts on top of the washing machine (as I empty out jeans pockets before placing them in the machine). It’s convenient to place these items right on top of the washer, but it’s definitely an eyesore!
Now, let’s take a look at the set of shelves more closely. As you can see, I have a bunch of random stuff on the shelves: iron, some cleaning products, a bunch of single socks (that I couldn’t find a match for), a lint roller, and all® fresh clean ESSENTIALS®. These shelves are so convenient for laundry room storage but they definitely lack a sense of organization in their current state.
Empty the space!
Now it’s time to empty the space completely. Clear everything out so we can start to group like things together (the hallmark of any organizing process).
Wipe down surfaces!
Before placing things back on the shelves, I like to wipe down all the surfaces with an all-purpose spray. It’s a quick, easy step that helps to create a nice blank slate when setting everything back up on the shelves again.
Corral small items!
In my Before pictures, I mentioned that I had been collecting loose change & receipts on top of the washing machine. To streamline the look a bit, I grabbed these glass jars and designated one for all the coins and one for all the paper. The top of the washing machine looks much more intentional and tidy now! The simple steps make such a big difference.
Use labeled baskets!
A set of of clean, labeled baskets goes a long way in making the set of shelves look well-organized.
Let’s take a closer look at each of the shelves. I labeled one of the baskets “Cleaning Supplies” and I keep an all-purpose spray & roll of paper towels inside that basket.
I labeled another basket “Miscellaneous” and I keep random items that may find themselves in the laundry room. For example, I have a lint roller and a a box of tissues in this basket. It’s great to have a basket like this to collect items that may need a dedicated space in the future.
Remember those single socks in my Before picture? Well, the last basket is labeled “Single Socks” and it holds individual socks that I am holding onto until I can find the complete pair.
Add a little decor!
On the top shelf, I placed a glass vase with some flowers. Yes, doing the laundry may be a regular chore, but if the room looks pretty & inviting, getting the clothing clean can be fun & enjoyable. You may see my favorite laundry detergent on this top shelf, too, which brings me to my next tip.
Stick with effective products!
To keep clutter to a minimum, I tend to stick to effective products. For example, we love that the NEW sulfate free all® fresh clean ESSENTIALS® delivers a powerful clean without any harshness.
I pour some of the detergent directly into the dispenser of my washing machine. This sulfate-free formula features effective ingredients for strong stain-lifting power on even the most stubborn stains. I love that I can always count on this product to get my clothing nice & clean! Be sure to follow the directions for use on the packaging exactly.
Did you know that all® fresh clean ESSENTIALS® lists the ingredients on the back of the bottle (one of the first laundry products to do so) so you know exactly what is washing your family’s clothing? I really love that transparency! By the way, there is a special promotion going on right now. With this coupon here, you can get $.50 off one (1) all® product! Please note that this offer is only available for a limited time while supplies last.
Make it comfortable!
The laundry room is on the lowest level of my home and the floor is tiled, so needless to say, my feet can get pretty cold in here. That’s why I added a cute striped rug in the room. Not only does it make the space more comfortable to be in, but it also adds a nice, decorative touch.
Shop your own house!
I found this little chalkboard easel in another room of my house and decided it would make a great addition to my laundry room. Instead of always heading to the store for decorative pieces, be sure to check out other rooms in your house to see if you can re-purpose decor for different rooms. I added a cheeky phrase to this chalkboard and it always puts a smile on my face when I enter the room now.
Want to overhaul your own laundry room (or any room of your house)? Download this free printable for the exact steps I used in systematically making over the space! Remember, the same process can work in any room!
I hope these tips on making over my laundry room have inspired you. I really love how all® fresh clean ESSENTIALS® is free of sulfates, which is an ingredient I’m trying to eliminate in many rooms of my house. In my bathroom, for example, I recently switched over to AVEENO PURE RENEWAL® Shampoo and Conditioner. It’s very important for me to know exactly what ingredients are being put on my body, so that’s why I’m loving these AVEENO PURE RENEWAL® products. AVEENO PURE RENEWAL® Shampoo and Conditioner contain naturally derived cleansers and a sulfate free formula to gently cleanse your hair and scalp. These formulations rejuvenate hair to promote a healthy, balanced state. Did you know that AVEENO PURE RENEWAL® Shampoo and Conditioner are clinically-proven for sensitive skin and scalp? I love products that are backed by research!
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Learn more about streamlining your laundry experience with all® fresh clean ESSENTIALS® and tell me: Does your laundry room need a makeover? Are you trying to switch to sulfate-free products?