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Monday, January 12, 2009

Clutter Diet Laundry Room

This was one of the items I was working on a few weeks ago but when I was sick I forgot to post about it.

My laundry room is in our bathroom. I usually fold the clothes on top of the dryer and *maybe* put them away. The cabinets above the dryer are hard for me to reach without a stool so I usually just chuck stuff in there and hope for the best.

Clutter Diet Laundry Room Before Picture

My major problem area was on top of the dryer and I think I came up with a good solution. I like to keep the kids underpants in the laundry room because they use that bathroom in the morning. So, when they are done using the bathroom they can get their underwear without having to go all the way back downstairs to their rooms.

I decided to get a bin for each of them. The yellow bin is for socks or other stray items that are waiting for their match.

Clutter Diet Laundry Room After Picture

The kids like their bins and I like the fact that I'm "forced" to put the laundry away quickly because there is no space for it on the dryer anymore.

I also organized the cabinets. The upper shelf is full of light bulbs and stuff that Carl uses. On the lower shelf, I cleaned out the junk and organized the cleaning supplies. I can reach the items closest to the front so I made sure the ones I use all the time are placed there. Novel concept, I know.

You can read more about the Clutter Diet here.


  1. Very tidy looking. I guess I should do a post on my spice cupboard and how organized it is now...

  2. Very nice. It's so much fun to work in newly organized spaces again. And then they get messy. I know, I know, I win The Most Encouraging Friend Prize, right?

  3. Looks great, Christy! And the underwear bin idea is fab.

  4. Janet9:15 PM

    Give the lady an A for that project. Now to clean the top of MY dryer....

  5. Looks great, my laundry room needs help at the moment.

  6. Anonymous2:31 PM

    Looks good!

  7. Anonymous2:57 PM

    Great idea, I like the forced to put the laundry away, now if only I could force myself, I usually stick it in a laundry basket.