I am absolutely loving Project Simplify, and I hope you are too. Not only is it helping me be purposeful in cleaning, organizing, and decluttering my home, it kicking my behind in gear to finish a project each day. Being intentional is such a key in reaching long-term goals. If you missed the first post in this series, click here to catch up. I hope you will join me as we choose one project per day, no matter how small. I’m choosing peace of mind one project at a time.
Before: Laundry Room
Y’all I don’t even know what to say. Can my excuse be that I’ve been really sick with morning sickness the past four months? I had no idea how bad my laundry room had gotten until I snapped this pic, then I wanted to hide it from you. But, I’ve committed to being real, and that means there is good, bad, and ugly, not a highlight reel. Nevertheless, as bad as this looks, the good news is that it is about to change drastically!
Here is an “in progress shot”. It’s getting better, but certainly not finished yet. I also cleaned out all the baskets and got rid of lots of useless stuff! It feels better already.
After: Laundry Room
Ahhhhhhhhh……..sweet peace! I can’t believe what a difference 35 minutes made. All I need now is a fresh coat of light gray paint, but I hate painting so I’ll leave that job for my hubby. In addition to going through everything in the room and discarding stuff that I didn’t need, I also wiped down my washer and dryer and swept and mopped the room.
One thing I do love in my laundry room are the shelves that house three baskets of sorted laundry. Each day, I bring the hamper downstairs and sort all the dirty laundry into the appropriate basket. Recently, I shared with you how I got control of my laundry, and I am happy to say that this system works, and my laundry has yet to pile up on me.
There are a couple of essential items that are critical to keeping a laundry room organized. Obviously, this is at the end of its useful life. However, I wanted to share with you because it helps keep brooms, swifters, and mops tidy and put away. I found a great deal on a new one on Amazon that I am going to order in case yours looks like mine, or you don’t have one.
My favorite Laundry Room Organizers:
Laundry Cart – If you don’t have shelves, or need an option that is easier to reach, this laundry cart may be helpful.
If you’ve missed any of the previous posts in this series, I’ve included links below.