Let me just start by saying how refreshing it is to have clean, organized and functional spaces to do our everyday tasks. I have been blown away by how much redoing my laundry room and family command center would impact our daily life! I was saving up our pennies to purchase a new washer and dryer and I knew that the laundry room needed a little love, so I figured that was a good time to get things spruced up. Besides the appliance purchase, I did it all for under $200. Of course, I made a video documenting the process, but here are some photos and details – I will link the 2 videos down below so you can see how it all came together!
Yep, I painted a wall black. Always wanted to do that.
Love me some Ikea shelves, homegoods and dollar store accessories and my new favorite all natural and organic laundry soap, My Green Fills.
I recently got a Silhouette which is how I made this wall art as inspired by a pieces from homegoods. This cost me $5. Homegoods one was $17.
2 of my must-have additions to the new laundry room! And, by the way, the lost socks bin is full – how does that happen?!
Another must-have new addition was a chore/task system for the kids. Target dollar bin buckets, dollar store clothespins, $3 ikea rod, and a few stickers! Each kid has a bucket with their weekly and daily tasks. When they complete the task, they can put the clothespin in the bucket! Easy to add/remove tasks or move them from one kid to the other. The 3rd bucket is for chores that can earn extra money. If they have completed their daily tasks, did well in school and Mom and Dad say it’s ok, they can earn up to $2 per week doing things like vacuuming the area rug, wiping down bathroom sinks and windexing the slider door!
On the opposite wall of the washer and dryer is this counter top with cabinets underneath. This is where I fold the laundry and where the all important Family Command Center lives! I reorganized it and tried to really think about how I would use it best. The video below goes into more details, but here is the updated look. The cork boards were there before, but these additional storage units were not.
So, how much money did I actually spend?? Here is the breakdown!
1/2 quart Lowes Valspar Satin Paint in Lincoln Cottage Black $13.75 – $6.86
2 Ikea Ekby Osten Shelf $9.99, $19.98
4 Ikea Ekby Valter brackets $4, $16
1 Ikea Bygel Rail $2.99
1 Ikea S hooks for rail $.99
3 small metal buckets for chores from target $1 bins, $3
2 Ikea grundtal drying racks $19.99 each, $39.98
1 Clothespins from 99 cent only store $.99
3 glass jars from .99 cent only store $3.97
3 bin wall file storage from homegoods $24.99
1 trash bin from homegoods $5.99
1 metal bin for lost socks from homegoods $9.99
3 frames for water color art $4.97 ea, $14.91
1 metal bin for counter top from homegoods $9.99
1 cactus type plant from homegoods $12.99
1 white silk flower from tj maxx $5.99
1 small round green silk plant from tj maxx $2.99
Watercolor paper from michaels $9.99
Watercolors from michaels $4.99
Total spent on the makeover: $197.58
*I did save up and purchase a new washer and dryer, but most people won’t have to do that, so I didn’t include that in the cost 😉 If you would like me to review the washer and dryer, let me know. I have had a few requests, but won’t do it unless more people would like that ;).
What do you think of my laundry room?
Here are the videos where I detail more of my process 😉 Happy laundry room organizing!