Do you remember when Ma Ingalls washed the lines in a wood tub filled with river water and rocks? She would sweep her bangs to the side and just smile as the kids came home from school. I remember asking my mom why we didn’t hang all of our sheets outside like Mrs. Ingalls did with her linens and petticoats. That was probablly the summer my mom turned off the television and we spent the month of July removing an overgrown honeysuckle bush that had taken over the back porch.
Today, with laundry rooms taking center stage complete, with air conditioning and flooring, Ma Ingalls would be roling under her gravestone.
I would not have lived to my 30th birthday in the mid-1800’s. My sister would have shoved me into the river rather than to listen to me complain about not getting to go to the Mercantile.
Thank goodness for Mr. Maytag and this early model of the washing machine.
Summer is my busy season showing and selling houses. And, with the busy season in full gear the laundry room has piles of t-shirts and dryer sheets lofting in the corners.
While folding t-shirts and waiting for the wash cycle to spin, I took stock of how to tackle a …
Simple Laundry Room RefreshI used the 180 seconds before the spin cycle kicken in to plan a laundry room refresh on a tight budget. I love the laundry room makeovers on Pinterest, but granite counters, new flooring and appliances fall farther down my home improvement list.
I want new counters in my kitchen before I tackle new counters in the laundry room.
One of my first blog posts was with my glass cannisters like these or Target or Walmart and my Silhouette. However, you do not need a vinyl cutter to create labeled cannisters. Etsy makes it easy to purchase labels for just about everything and for under $10.00.
I kept it simple and to the point. I have two boys so I did not want to complicate the laundry.
Start with Soap #1 and if it’s a dirty job use the laundry booster in #2.
When the laundry pods came to Target, I introduced the laundry pods.
One of the easiest changes to make on a tiny budget is to add a shelf and hooks for the clothes that need a hanger while waiting in line for the ironing board.
I found these hooks at Hobby Lobby on sale (every other week). In addition to holding hangers, I usually throw my workout gear on the hooks to air dry!
These laundry prints were a fun online find and they gave a little laundry room refresh for a few dollars. I found the frames at Michaels (on sale) to keep in line with the laundry room budget refresh.
Here’s another favorite budget-friendly laundry room refresh idea.
I updated the cabinet pulls with toothpicks here.
Thanks for stopping by today! What ways have you updated your laundry room on a very tiny budget?