Laundry Room Glam-up + Hacks

Sep 11

You’ve probably noticed that we’ve been doing little home upgrades here and there. We bought our current home from another family, and have slowly been customizing it to feel more like our own. The laundry room was a pretty standard, colorless space that I really wanted to warm up and make more user-friendly. 

Since our laundry room doubles as the puppy’s room, the first step was organizing and separating the supplies. These inexpensive (I’m talking $4) plastic bins from Target were a lifesaver in this endeavor! 

 

The biggest need in this room was COLOR. I worked with the incredible Indigo Design Co (@indigodesign.co) to create this subtle, cozy print. My code ASHLEY gets you 20% off any of their products. 

 

 

The other bonus to using a neutral wallpaper was that finding a rug to complement it was SUPER easy! We ended up going with this gorgeous Loloi Olive/Charcoal runner to balance the other beige and dark tones in the space.

 

 

The laundry basket above is the Becki Owens metal framed hamper. Did I mainly get it for decoration? Yes. Will I find a use for it eventually? Also yes. 

 

When I posted the makeover pictures to Instagram, I got a ton of questions about the framed print and where I found it. It’s actually a painting of my Grandparent’s house that I inherited! I love incorporating meaningful pieces in my home, especially from family.

 

Since Justin and I have been married (15 years) we have always had our ironing board leaning up against our dryer. I was sick of the extra clutter, and found this over-the-door caddy to hold all of our ironing supplies. It’s made such a difference in this narrow area.

 

 

Our laundry room looks completely different with just a few minor changes. Not every space needs an expensive, dramatic face-lift to become the space of your dreams. 

 

HACKS

Let’s be real–laundry has always been my least favorite household responsibility. It takes DAYS to complete, I forget to change the loads, and my kids never keep their clothes folded after all of my efforts. I felt myself constantly dreading it, so I decided to switch up the routine. 

I picked up some tips from friends, figured out what worked for my family, and developed a new system. These are my top four laundry tricks:

 

  • I pick one day a week to do ALL of my family’s laundry. No more specific days designated for each person or doing loads on an as-needed basis. 
  • Each family member gets their own basket that I remove the dirty clothes from and place the clean clothes back into.
  • I do NOT fold my kids’ clean clothes! I lay them flat in their respective baskets, and it’s their responsibility to put them in their drawers or hang them up.
  • I set the timer on my phone when I start each load so I don’t get behind or forget to switch them–this way I’m able to accomplish all of the loads in one day.

You can watch my lazy mom laundry tips reel here!

 

Again, I can’t tell you enough how much these modifications have improved my experience with weekly laundry. I can honestly say it has climbed the charts as one of my favorite chores. 

 

And with that, I’m off to tackle the laundry!

XO,

ASHLEY

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