This is the story of how 3M hooks + IKEA Expedit shelves = happiness. Last weekend, I had the urge to purge. I decided to jump on the laundry room that I left half done over a year ago now.
One side of the laundry room was pretty and organized, the other side, stashed with boxes, bags, and an old light fixture…basically stuff that didn’t belong. Not a happy place. This was my plan of attack.
Step 1: gut and purge. Basically move the piles from one room to another. It always looks worse before it gets better. Move what doesn’t belong in a laundry room (like bouncy balls, tennis balls, toys) to where they belong. Trash what is trash and donate the 125 extra rags and bathroom rugs you might have accumulated.
Step 2: reorg. move IKEA Expedit cubbies from playroom to laundry room. (also, need to pick up a tension rod to put between the wall and cubbies for hanging clothes)
Step 3: add functionality. use 3M hooks to create utility closet/corner.
Brooms, dusters and vacuums hidden nicely behind the door.
There’s a bit more tweaking to be done…like hiding the holes in the wall and doing something with those window coverings and what to do about that door?!
But for now…
functionality = happiness!