Emilee Speaks: .laundry room overhaul [dollar tree budget]

Friday, March 1, 2013

.laundry room overhaul [dollar tree budget]


Okay you all know how much I LOVE the dollar tree.  Yes it's full of cheap looking junk, but it can also be an organizers candy shop!  More often than not there's flimsy containers and bins, but sometimes there's a diamond in the rough.  Lately, they've been stocked with wonderful bins.  I purchased all that my dollar tree had in the colors I needed.  My kitchen colors are red, black, white, && silver.  They had bins in a beautiful red color that matched my kitchen perfectly.  I also picked up every single Tiffany blue colored bin & basket they had.  They're adorable and such a gorgeous color.  Now, this is where my addiction comes in... I had no use for these bins planned when I purchased them but I had to have them ;)  This led to an overhaul of my laundry room which I'm going to share with you today!

Background: I live in a 3 bedroom, 3 bath "loft" style apartment.  It has exposed brick, corrugated aluminum, hardwood floors, and metal artwork built into the walls.  It's very artsy/industrial and I absolutely adore it.  I'm telling you this so you better understand the "laundry room" I have to work with.  My laundry room is built into my living room out of barn style wood with a sliding barn door.  It's small with very little storage space to work with.  Unfortunately, I got so excited about starting my project that I didn't take "before" pictures.  Let's get to it!



This is the entry to my laundry room just off of my living room.  That is the sliding door that is partly open.



The containers on my dryer are essential to me.  It might bother other people to have several things right on top of their dryer, but since I lack shelving, this works for me.  The tall bin in the back is what I use as a waste basket.  The wide shorter bin on the right is what I keep my cleaning rags in.  And the cute little tin on the left is for change that gets forgotten in pockets.  



This is the one shelf in my laundry room.  I lined my bins up in a row.  Each square bin holds extra cleaning solutions, spare laundry essentials, and the tall bin on the right hold my standard daily cleaning supplies.  This way I can grab the bin and do my cleaning and everything is contained into one carrier that I can take all around the apartment.  


Here's where I keep my detergent and fabric softener.  [The candle is lit cause I enjoy candles, and it made my organization project smell lovely.  I don't suggest leaving lit candles unattended especially in the laundry room.]



Inside my fabric softener bin, I have a cute matching basket.  This basket houses my mesh bags for delicate undergarments.  

There ya have it!  My organized laundry room all in Tiffany blue bins that cost a dollar each! <333


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