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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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3 tips for updating the laundry room

Continuing with our easy tips from The Nester to update up spaces this spring, now it’s on to the laundry room.

Here are The Nester’s tips to update your laundry room:

The laundry room is a place I’d sometimes rather not be, but if I have to be there, I want to make things pretty and work well for me. In the past three years we moved from a rental house to a little farm house and I’ve learned some tricks to make my laundry room more appealing. Three things I try to provide for myself in the laundry room are:

1. A surface: for folding clean laundry and getting laundry baskets up off the floor. In our last house we used an Ikea counter and cut it to size, you could paint a piece of MDF from the local home improvement store. Just topping off the washer and dyer creates more extra space than you would imagine and no more socks falling down behind the washer!

nester rental laundry

2. Storage: the laundry room is a very utilitarian room and even though I like mine to look pretty, it needs to work really hard for our family. Make sure you have some type of storage: baskets, shelves, canvas bags hung on pegs, anything to help clear off your work surfaces will create a more calm feeling in the space.

nester laundry room progress

3. Lighting: if your laundry room has a window, consider yourself highly blessed!!! I removed the blinds off our window so I could soak up as much natural light as possible–if you can’t remove them, raise them all the way up, it just makes the room feel happier. And the overhead lighting isn’t required to be florecent. In our laundry room, I replaced the florecent light with a fun basket light. In our current laundry room I have a $35 lantern light that I found second had–but it gives the whole room personality and I enjoy being in there. A win for everyone!

nester laundry room lantern

More info here: A Rental’s Laundry Room Makeover

And in our current house: Laundry Room Story

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway to win one of The Nester’s books, The Nesting Place: It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect to Be Beautiful.  And check back in tomorrow to see tips on updating your kitchen.  If you don’t see the form, enter the giveaway here.

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3 easy and practical tips for updating the laundry room.  DIY laundry room updates

    • jessc5

      I have 5 kids who produce a ton of laundry. I have several tips that have certainly helped me out. I have a small laundry room (8’x6′), where we stacked the w&d. Along the wall, we installed adjustable shelving and hanging bar. I have enough room for laundry baskets on the floor under the shelving, and baskets across the top for sheets, bags, beach towels, and STUFF. The middle shelves I use for sorting the folded laundry.

      You know those loads of laundry that seem to have one item from every room or drawer in the house? Rather than stacking it up in a basket or scurrying around putting a pair of underwear and a washcloth away, they sit sorted until laundry is done.

      Another thing that saves my sanity is underwear/sock baskets for each person. This keeps socks from getting stuck between other clothes and crammed in the wrong drawer. My kids are then responsible to get their laundry pile and undies basket and put it away.

      I would never admit that I “enjoy” laundry days, but with my setup and methods, laundry day is MUCH more organized and MUCH less stressful!!