Did you think I forgot about the whole laundry room update I was going on and on about a few weeks ago in this post? I didn’t, I swear! I have just been baby-stepping my way through it. Sometimes I have a concept in my head and have to wait until I get enough brain power going to figure out how to carry it out. That’s pretty much the best way I can describe my process. Anyway, here’s what I’ve been up to…
Our laundry room has two doors- one that connects to the kitchen and one that leads to the garage. We don’t really use our front door very often so this has become our main thoroughfare to get in and out of the house. Because of this we have an over-the-door organizer that holds items we need to grab and go like sunglasses, hats, gloves, YMCA membership cards and dog supplies.
Here’s what that “organizer” has looked like up until now… BLECH!!!
This is all the crap that was “organized” in that mess. See if you can spot the
- bubba teeth
- mismatched walkie talkies
- enough dog collars to start my own rescue
oh and this blast from the past…
I really like the concept of having essential items close at hand but as you can see over time things tend to add up. It was important to me to not only clear through some of the less essential items but also to have it less visually overwhelming overall.
All it took was a trip to Ikea where I found a similar organizer but instead of clear plastic it’s pockets are white. Getting better already- ahhhhh….
The part that really delayed progress these past weeks was figuring out how to label the pockets while keeping it visually attractive. I thought about labeling the outside of the pockets or hanging tags from each one but I really wanted a cleaner look. I finally decided on tucking a piece of card stock inside each pocket and labeled it using my Silhouette Cameo and a file from the Silhouette store. I then altered some of the cards to better match what they were labeling.
Here’s my lovely assistant who generously offered to demonstrate what it will look like when we use this organizer…
Although this journey is taking me longer than some may think it should, I am perfectly pleased with the results of waiting for the right inspiration to strike.
I hope someone else can shorten their journey by using my ideas as inspiration! I would love to hear about it if you do.
Stop back next week when I reveal the other changes going on in the laundry room. You can make sure you don’t miss out on updates by signing up for email alerts or subscribe by RSS.