Once a kindergarten teacher, now your go-to guide for all things DIY. My passion for teaching didn't stop when I left the classroom - I merely switched from ABCs to DIYs. I've learned a lot from transforming my own home from scratch, and now I'm here to pass on that knowledge to you.
Hey, friends! I’m so excited to show you today how just a few items and updates can completely transform a space. More specifically, the laundry room. As a lot of you know, during this past year, we’ve been slowly tackling mini projects in our laundry room space. We’ve finally reached the point where all the aesthetics are done but something was still missing: getting it organized and functional while maintaining a beautiful space.
Don’t get me wrong, I love doing laundry more than ever now! But this space was still lacking a few things to help make life a little easier. And don’t even get me started on the laundry closet that was a disaster. More on that in a little bit because the transformation is so good.
Thank you to Home Centric for sponsoring this post!
With a few ideas in mind of what I wanted to do, I headed to my local Home Centric to see what I could find. You all know how much I love heading here to find affordable furniture, decor, and accessories for my home (check out my breakfast nook and front door with items from Home Centric). With a toddler in tow, I was in and out within 30 minutes with everything that I needed for our laundry room. If you’ve ever been shopping with an almost three-year-old, you know how huge of a win this is! Let’s dive into what I found and how I styled it in our laundry room.
When it comes to laundry room space, we need a place to separate our dark and white clothes. I found these two baskets that are perfect to use as my hampers. I usually do laundry every other day and these baskets help me stay on top of it since they aren’t overwhelmingly large. And do you see that cute blanket poking out of the larger one? I snagged it at Home Centric as well because it’s hard for me not to grab soft blankets for our home.
Speaking of soft things, did you know Home Centric carries bath towels as well? We use white towels in our home because they’re easier to clean and I ended up picking up a few. Who doesn’t love a fresh towel? These are nicely making their home in here while the old ones will be perfect to use for our home improvement projects.
Now, sometimes it’s the little things that make the biggest difference. In my case, it’s adding a trash can that fits perfectly between the utility sink cabinet and washer. How many times have you gone to get the lint out of the dryer or receipts out of pockets without a trash can to put them in? This mini trash solves that problem for me.
And do you see the hand towel hanging from the washer? Another problem solved with washing my hands in the utility sink from a messy project and not having a towel to dry my hands with. Mainly because I didn’t have anywhere to place one. A command hook helped me solve that problem.
It used to be that our laundry room space lacked a place to hang clothes that can’t go in the dryer. But not anymore! I installed a curtain rod and found the cutest wooden hangers at Home Centric. They provide function and help to warm the space overall with the warm wood tone. I love it when a decor item can provide function plus beauty.
Time for the moment we’ve all been waiting for: the laundry room closet. But first I have a confession. A lot of people have a junk drawer in their home to store away random things that are used but don’t necessarily have a home. Well, welcome to my junk closet. Seriously, take a look at the before picture.
From a fruit basket to hurricane supplies, I knew I had to revamp the laundry closet to reflect what the rest of this laundry room space looks like. And let’s be honest, to simply organize it. Just take a look at the after that I’m so excited about:
I noticed from past trips to Home Centric that they carry an array of affordable baskets that fit just about any home style. I grabbed the baskets I needed and then headed to the kitchen aisle to grab a few clear containers. Who says you can’t use refrigerator storage bins in a closet? Everything worked out perfectly in the space. You’ve probably also noticed that the shelves have been updated. This is a wooden floating shelf hack that I’ll be sharing the tutorial for soon!
When organizing your own laundry or linen closet, use a mixture of at least three different baskets. This will make it visually appealing especially when you can mix things up yet repeat the pattern of baskets.
I hope this inspires you to look at your laundry room space a little differently with the small changes you can make with a huge impact. Even better than that, you can stay within budget by shopping at Home Centric since their prices are up to 70% off other stores’ prices. Find the one closest to you here and if you’re local to the Central Florida area, my go to Home Centric is the one in Daytona. Happy decorating, my friends!
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