It’s time for another Dana Vento famous DIY, and this time it is in our laundry room, also known as our mudroom. The catchall room that really has to function hard for my family of 6. The laundry room is the epicenter of home.
By and large, the laundry room is Vento basecamp for dirty laundry, stripping down to the skivvies after an outside battle that you lost to the weather and a cat’s retreat room. The Vento laundry room is the catch-all entrance and it needs to be organized and allow me to function better than it currently is.
After surveying what I will term ‘the dumping grounds’, a laundry room makeover with style was born. The typical redo is not what I had in mind, rather a trip online to my favorite brand for organization and all things clutter. Ready to lavishly live life out loud on my DIY and see the laundry room makeover with a style that I just completed?
Laundry Room Makeover With Style
Today’s post was made possible by my collaboration with Thirty-One. DIY Project, images, and content are my own based on my style. As you know DanaVento.Com only provides you with the best of the best in DIY options and today’s is insanely easy to do and the results are outstanding (IMO)!
Turning our home into what I want versus what we built is the ongoing story. The laundry room is the center of so much activity from storage of cleaning goods, to the tossing of shoes, and housing to the washer and dryer.
Welcome to the entrance of my chaos, where service people trot through, where groceries get unloaded, and the path that receives hockey gear, cat litter, hung laundry, rags, and other oddities. To date, the room has been painted, cabinetry has been added and a shelf, but the laundry room is a long way from functioning as it should since it is the center of ‘dump and go’, in my opinion.
I use my Thirty-One products daily, especially when I travel, my Hanging Travel Case is my best friend, while my Swap-It-Pockets are the granddaddy of all things cosmetics. Already tipsy in love with the organization they provide in one facet of my life I decided, “personalization is cool and to the point.”
Thirty-One Options For Storage
Storage = organization and personalization = direct orders of where to dump, place, and lay otherwise ‘tossed’ items.
Before A Laundry Room Makeover
Here’s what I am working with in my laundry room at current. Pretty much a jumble of anything in my way.
After Laundry Room Makeover With Style
Your Way Rectangles and Top-A-Tote Lids
The green on the walls and the white on the washer and dryer were purposefully chosen. I want the room airy and clean looking. I believe the top rack looked cluttered and styling it up with Your Way Rectangles and Top-A-Tote Lids were the ticket to less clutter.(far right)
Your Way Cube
The steamer I used was showing, and why should it be? I got it a lid and a Your Way Cube and suddenly I was off to the races in style and organization. Everything from the steamer appliances to the steam covers are in there so no one sees it! (second in from right side)
Bandanas are an everyday thing for my husband and my boys use them for sports, so we have a lot of them. The Catch-All-Bin is the solution. The issue I run into on a daily with bandanas is the fact that when they are done in the dryer no one wanted to toss them where they should go. Problem solved! The top of the bin is opened and the Catch-All-Bin is labeled, direct communication like having me say, “put it here” yet I never opened my mouth! (Far Left)
Quick Cinch Thermal
I heart the Quick Cinch Thermal in so many ways because I can either Cinch the bag shut after tossing ‘RAGS’ into it or I can fold the cinch cuffs down and leave it open. Truly a styled piece and a way to ensure the boys will just toss ‘RAGS’ into this right from the dryer rather than into piles on the kitchen floor! (marked RAGS)
Essential Storage Tote
Thirty-One’s Essential Storage Tote is the versatile piece, as it holds what I need from day to day rather than one specific item. Today it is up top with a few oddities I discovered while cleaning and had nowhere to stow them. (2nd in from left)
Stand Tall Bin – charcoal hatch
In an effort to dissuade my children from simply plunking their clothes on the floor after disrobing in this room or tossing dirty clothing from other hampers on the floor, the Stand Tall Bin is the workhorse in disguise in the laundry room. No more clothing on the floor, and that is clearly stated on the bag as I had it monogrammed ‘Deposit Only’!
Hang-It-Pocket Organizer – charcoal hatch
Odds and ends are in here as is my son’s Epi Pen, we needed a hub for this rather than just on a table. This corner in the laundry room as never functional, so between the Stand Tall Bin and the Hang-It-Pocket Organizer (Charcoal Crosshatch) it’s a center for catching the daily flow of stuff!
Mini Storage Bins – Woodblock Whimsy
The cabinets are filled with things I would love to use if I knew they were there. Time to organize and I used the Thirty-One Mini Storage Bins to do so. The ‘V’ of course for our last name! In the other cabinet, you can see, The Your Way Rectangle (above cleaning products) with the lid off and placed underneath.
Essential Storage Tote – charcoal crosshatch
How many ways do I love the Essential Storage Tote that offers endless storage usage especially as a ‘hiding spot’ for when the unexpected drop in? In case you do not know what piece I am talking about it is on TOP of the washer. Undoubtedly you noted the HOME on it, but did you really look? It has my STATE on it Pennsylvania and it is in Black and Gold (Pittsburgh Sports Teams). Our Home is the ICON-ITS design.
Quick Cinch Thermal – chevron squares
Another Quick Cinch Thermal is in the laundry room and if you look under my laundry tub, you will see my laundry detergent and it’s no longer scattered. In particular, it will never be out again, and it will continue to look neat and tidy. As I mentioned before the versatility of this bag is cool as I folded down what could be cinched and if company comes, I will cinch it shut!
Lavishly Living DIY Out Loud
I am all for keeping the laundry room, light and airy and I did this with the colors that I chose. I kept them neutral yet fun. Chevron Squares mixed nicely with Charcoal Crosshatch and Woodblock Whimsy just complimented them. The Monogramming in Citron ‘V’ ‘Rag Bag’ truly POPS the colors in the room paint and pulls it all together.
Trust me, I did this DIY in a few hours, after I weeded through all kinds of junk that were in there, and donated all the stuff we no longer used. It was time for a fresh start and organization is key. You too can find all the lavish pieces to create your own laundry room makeover with style at Thirty-One, find your local rep and shop till you drop. Ordering is all day every day, so get online and get organized.