I can't believe that this is almost at the end. I had some great ideas back five weeks ago, but with the big reveal almost here, I did take sometime this week to reflect on this project. (If you want to check out the previous weeks click on the links: Week One, Week Two, Week Three, Week Four.) I did access what I was actually going to be able to get done. First I checked my list I made at the beginning of this project.
-Organize cleaning supplies.
I accomplished a lot, but I still need to do the finishing touches to bring it all together.
This week I concentrated on organizing all the various cleaning supplies that are stored in the laundry room. This is one of the things I really enjoy doing! An organized room makes me soooo happy.
Plus, it mostly involved a lot of shopping! Fun!
First, I hit up TJ Maxx. I wanted unique containers to store the laundry detergent, borax, and dryer sheets. There were so many great options to choose from.
I picked up these for the detergents...
and this for the dryer sheets. The size was perfect, but I am going to add a little to it to jazz it up a bit.
I also found a way to store all of the cleaning supplies that we currently have sitting on an open shelf. It is the first thing you see when you walk in the room, so it needed help.
At first, I looked at various baskets to put everything in, but I just wasn't feeling it. Finally, I realized why. I didn't want to pretty it up...I plan old didn't want to see these things at all.
After a lot of looking I found this on Amazon (Sorry, the order hasn't come in yet, so I have to show a stock picture.)
I like the idea that I can slide this storage caddy in-between my washer and dryer, so everything is hidden and out of the way, but also easy to get at when needed.
I also threw this into my shopping cart.
It was just what we needed, since currently the ironing board is just leaning against the wall, and we are always hunting for the spray starch.
I am planning on making my ironing board a new cover with this fabric, and will have a tutorial up soon.
I also got some white plastic bins from Target. I am going to add a little color with decorative tape, and use them to corral a few more odds and ends in the laundry room.
Last, but not least, I also went to Home Goods and picked up these...
I have big plans for this little box.
Whew, it was a busy shopping week for me. But, so worth it once everything is done...which is very soon!
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And stop by on Thursday, Nov. 7 for the big laundry room revel and the last day of the One Room Challenge.