Laundry Room Sorter

One thing I struggle with as a home maker is laundry and how to keep it organized. I set out to make it easier and more organized to sort our clean laundry. Let's face it, with a 7 year old and a 13 year old we have a lot of laundry and kids are not the best at keeping it organized. 


The supplies I used for this project:
1 shutter (you will cut it in half)
Hobby wood
4 casters
plumbing pipes
2 decorative shelf brackets
screws
Ryobi saw
Ryobi nail gun
Ryobi drill
wood glue
paint and stain

I did not get a good picture of it but I used my handy cordless Ryobi circular saw to cut the shutters in half. I then cut two pieces of hobby wood to fit the shutters leaving a little bit of overhang. I put wood glue on the edges and nailed it together using my Ryobi nail gun. ( I love that thing. Its a game changer and you should get one) 
 For extra stabilization I added the shelf brackets. It also adds a little more decorative details. I then added four casters on the bottom to make it mobile If I wanted to. I stained the wood a pretty dark color. I plan on painting the shutters but I have not decided on what colors to use.
I added pipes to hang my cloths on and keep hangers. That way I can pull cloths out of the dryer and either hang them up or sort them into the appropriate bin. There is a cloths hamper for each of us.
I am a fly by the seat of my pants DIY kinda girl, so I do not always make plans. I am very organic and go with the flow so if something does not work I just figure out something else. It took me a while to find baskets to fit. I needed at least three, all though four would have been better so I could have had one for linens and towels. I just put them in my basket seeing as I am the one who put them away.

I am very excited with how this turned out. It works well for my family. I give each kid their basket and they put their cloths away. (Or at least they are supposed to.) I am still working on my laundry room so I will probably paint it eventually. That room is not a priority for me right now. 

How do you organize your laundry?

    

4 comments :

  1. I love this! I have baskets on the floor, and that's just not cutting it anymore.

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  2. Omg!! It turned out amazing. I love it you did a great job.

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  3. I love this idea!! I've looked at the cheap ones but this is nice & doable!! Thank you for the inspiration!

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