And because I don't have a craft room, I was trying to store craft stuff in there too. It was a mess. I don't normally like to show "before" pictures because, well, they aren't pretty and I like my blog to be full of pretty things. But here we go:
The closet was such a mess that I sometimes didn't even want to try to put things back once I had taken them out. So they ended up on the sink.
I contemplated taking the craft stuff out of the closet so that there would be room for all the miscellany that belongs there, but I decided instead to put up shelves for the miscellany and dedicate the closet entirely to crafts.
(The crafts closet will be a post all it's own, once it's done. I am seriously excited about having all my craft stuff in one place. The thought of it makes me a little giddy.)
Here's a what the laundry room looked like before the new shelves:
And here is the laundry room now, with more storage:
I wanted brackets like this:
But the nearest Ikea is a 2 hour drive away, so I showed the picture to my husband and he built me some that are similar:
I stained some wooden crates and applied pieces of self adhesive chalkboard paper to the front.
I hung a rod to hang some of my cleaning products on.
An old toothbrush holder makes for a pretty place for paint brushes to dry.
Clothes pins are stored in a bucket.
I shopped my house for a frame to pretty the space up a bit.
Under the sink I installed a plastic bag holder and use it to conveniently store rags and cloths.
[Thanks for stopping by to see my laundry room storage solutions. This is day 28 in a series called 31 Days to an Organized Home. Click here to see all the series posts to date.]
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