1. Laundry Room
We all dread laundry day; tons of clothes to wash, dry, fold...it's never an enjoyable time. This past winter, my washing machine broke, which complicated things and turned our laundry room into a mess. Thankfully, we got our new machine installed a few weeks ago and I decided that it was time for a change. This is where my motivation came from, as this was an area in my home that made me miserable.
Everybody has a room in their home that has been neglected or not taken care of properly, and I'm here to help you transform your home, step by step. The first thing to help increase your motivation with the warmer weather and make you feel more productive is to create a space where work is necessary -- notably, the laundry room and a home office. So let's get to work.
It all depends on what space your home allows you to work with. In my case, I have a small "closet-sized area" where our washer and dryer are located. It's not much, but it's just enough. If you have a dedicated laundry room, that's even better. The first thing you need to do is get on your spring cleaning! Clean out those old dusty shelves and get it all out of the way.
My process for doing my laundry room was to get three things in check:
Color, organization and adding personal details are the big three.
Pick your color.
Depending on your taste, pick something that you genuinely love to look at -- something that is appealing to the eye.
I chose a deep gray color to accentuate the white accents on the washer and dryer.
Storage: If you have a small closet space like me, your best bet is to go for shelves with bins for easy-access organization. I picked some simple black frames to stick with my neutral theme, and I added gray bins to match the paint on the wall.
What's a good laundry room without dedicated space for detergents and dryer sheets? I purchased small clear containers for my scent boosters, added a gold bin that fit my laundry sheets beautifully and a corner meant for stain sprays, detergents and fabric softeners.
Personal details: I wanted to include things that would make me smile when doing laundry and feel more at home overall. Whether it's family pictures, quotes or your favorite flowers, the minor changes can significantly impact the central theme of your room.
I realized that this was also something that challenged my creative side and gave me the ability to focus on something that brought me great joy. After remodeling my home spaces, I found that hands-on projects are a passion of mine. For me, it was as simple as sticking chalkboard labels and chalk markers to label the washer and dryer, and the outcome was gorgeous. You are ready to go as soon as you have your three main details sorted out and planned. Then, add some greenery for a pop of color, label those bins and before you know it, you have a gorgeous laundry room that makes you truly motivated to get your chores done.