Thursday, July 30, 2015

Updated Laundry Room On the Cheap

So we were gone visiting family out of state for an entire month so my crappy washer and dryer didn't get used. I was boohooing about it before we left because the dryer was acting weird and I suspected that it was near death. I even mentioned it to a few people that I was liking going to have to buy a new one soon, I just didn't expect it would be the day after we got back. 

So here I am Sunday night doing load of laundry and go to stick it in the dryer which wasn't working. I asked the hubby to come up and look at it. He came up and just told me to go get a new set. He figured they were nearing 13 years old (in September) and we have been talking about it for awhile. 

So here I set out Monday morning to shop around for new machines. Funny thing was Sears happen to be having a Cyber Monday sale, so after I looked at the machines in store as well as a few others, I just came home and ordered them because they were cheaper online. 

They were scheduled to arrive on Wednesday at some point, so I decided to clean the laundry room some in order to make it quicker when the delivery guys came. My laundry rooms was awful. I think I found lint from 2003 when the machines were installed. After I cleaned, I realized we had some left over floor tiles from last years home project we had to do after being gone for a few weeks (the air con leaked and we had to pull out the carpet).

I laid those down and than put them on the shelves as well. My shelves are bad and I really didn't want to paint them with another layer of paint. They could be touched up some but I am not worried. I than walked around the house and found some baskets I am not using and added them to the top shelf which is usually a catch all place. 

I had the cork tiles on hand and printed up wash and dry and added them on. I had everything basically so it cost me nothing other than the new washer and dryer (It was an overall expensive week because both kids needed glasses too). 

I love how it turned out. I am thinking about putting a counter in over the machines at some point but it works for me and I actually like going in there and gulp - doing laundry. 

New machines and new decor

Top shelf

Dollar store bins to hold laundry and cleaning supplies. I had these already. 

Lost sock center. I had the frame and have been wondering what to do with it. 

I made new labels for my baskets. 

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