DIY Laundry Room Organization - Part 3


Today I’m sharing the third and final part of my Laundry Room Organization series. This has been one long process, but I’ve learned some things along the way. I’ve always tried to live by the words “less is more” (or at least I thought I did) and I’m realizing I could live with less. Getting everything checked off on my to do list isn’t necessarily more important than figuring out what things can be removed from my life.

Do you ever feel like your email inbox is a death trap? There’s that never-ending cycle of promotional emails you get just because you had to subscribe to get one coupon. Then you have the social media notifications that won’t go away no matter how many settings you change. When it takes a week to clear out your email inbox it’s a problem. Ok, end rant. I say all that to say my Laundry Room Organization project has been one of those clutter solving projects that reiterates the less is more mentality and I’m striving to keep it simple.

This week I used scrap pieces of MDF, from my DIY folding station, to add to the existing shelving. I also decided to create a curtain to have the option of the shelves being hidden from view.




Project goals:

1.       Add to shelving

2.       Create enclosure for shelving

Supply list: hand saw, right angle braces (12), screws, drill, level, white sheet, pompom trim, fabric glue, hot glue

Step 1: Cut MDF boards to size and created a one shelf unit by attaching angle braces with screws.


Step 2: Attached shelf unit to existing shelving. I decided not to paint at this point, maybe I’ll change my mind later.


Step 3: Created a curtain from an old flat bed sheet by cutting to size and attaching an adhesive pompom trim. I doubled the sheet and secured with fabric glue and hot glue (for faster setting).


Step 4: I hung the curtain with the cheapest rod I could find (this one is only 1.79 from Ikea), and curtain rings with clips from Amazon.


To recap, here is all three parts in the series.


The total cost  for all three parts of this project was less than $60!

Once again, thanks for stopping by. I hope this inspired you to simplify your life. Leave me a comment with your thoughts. Also stop by my Instagram page @simplymindy3 where I’ll be posting frugal finds, upcycle ideas, post previews, and just simple things that make me smile. Thanks, and God Bless.

Living Simply,

Mindy✿

DIY Laundry Room Folding Station


This past week I worked on part 2 of my laundry room organization project. I had only intended this to be a 2-part project, but after getting the supplies needed for this part, I decided I will be adding to the existing shelving behind the machines. But more on that next week.

I must be honest; part of this project was almost a DIY fail. I say almost because I will be correcting the failed attempt. As you’ll see in the pictures, the hardware I initially purchased was not supportive enough to hold the folding table leaf. I had it all planned in my mind, and it was going to work! I tend to keep my project plans in my head, which can be good and bad. But, that’s something I’m working on. So, anyway I decided to share this even though it's not complete.




Project goals:

1.       Create a surface for folding laundry.

2.       Create a space for kitchen towels that need to be washed.

Supplies used: ½ inch MDF board cut to size, Peel and Stick Laminate (contact paper), hinges, and screws.


Step 1: Bought mdf board and had it cut to size in store. I went to Lowes, and got 2 4x4 ft. sheets of mdf. I had 3 pieces cut, 2 for the folding table and one for to use on the surface of the dryer. I was so excited that I didn’t have to do any cutting myself!



Step 2: Covered the boards with the contact paper (I am in love with this stuff!) after applying a light coat of white spray paint and primer. The spray paint was to prevent any wood showing through and to help the paper adhere.



Step 3: At this point the dryer surface board was done. And this is where the diy fail comes in. After attaching the hinges and bolt lock I realized the lock would not hold the board upright! So, at this point I started an online search which brought me to the realization that I needed a folding bracket. Duh!

Fail! 


This is what it will look like when I get it right. This is one of those 3 drawer rolling carts with the drawers replaced by this basket that fit perfectly snug. 



And there you have it.
The total cost of this project was about $30 including the hardware. I hope this inspired you to create something that fits your space! I will update this post after adding the bracket to the folding table. Leave me a comment with your thoughts. Have you had any DIY fails? Thanks and God Bless!


Living Simply,

Mindy ❁