We are currently in the process of trying to sell our condo. With any luck we’ll finally find that special buyer we’ve been hoping and praying for.
There are many reasons why we want to move from our condo. Lack of space is our #1 reason. When my husband and I moved in it was just the two of us. Then our daughter came along. It was still OK with the three of us. Then our son was born and suddenly our condo was way too small for four people. We need space! Not to mention my kids have to share the only bedroom we have and me and my husband have to sleep on a sofa bed in the living room.
Another great thing about moving from here and buying a house is the ability to do laundry whenever we need to. We are not allowed to have a washer or dryer in our unit. Instead we have to do our laundry in the basement with the washers and dryers supplied to each building. They are not free either. Each load of laundry costs us $1.50. We also have to share the two washers and two dryers with 9 other units/families. Sometimes it takes hours before you can do a load or two. There have been plenty of times when we found ourselves doing laundry in the middle of the night just to get it done.
Believe it or not having a laundry room is a “perk” of home ownership that I am looking forward to. It will be great to do laundry whenever I want and not have to rush to the bank all the time to get a roll of quarters.
Our ex-neighbors have a house now. I love their laundry room. It’s big and has a huge table to fold clothes, an area to hang clothes up and plenty of storage. That is a set up I’d love to have.
When I lived at home with my parents they didn’t have a laundry room. The washer and dryer were kept in the back hall and there was no room for detergent or folding the clothes.
Did you know about the sweepstakes that Home Depot, Tide and Maytag are hosting? The grand prize is a $5,000 laundry room redesign.
The grand prize winner will receive;
- Maytag PowerWash® washing machine and coordinating dryer.
- One year’s supply of Tide HE laundry detergent (4, 150oz packages).
- E-design laundry room consultation by Jenny Komenda of The Little Green Notebook;
- $5,000 Mastercard Gift card to redesign the laundry room.
There will also be 10 runners up. Each will receive a one year’s supply of Tide HE laundry detergent (4, 150oz packages).
HURRY!!! The sweepstakes ends on August 19, 2013. To enter visit https://tideandmaytag.com.
If you have a laundry room that is need of a make over there are several easy things you can do to spruce up the place and make it more efficient. Considering the average family does 400 loads of laundry every year it makes sense to make your laundry room a nice place to work in.
Decorator Jenny Komenda has some great tips you might want to check out. You can find them here – https://tideandmaytag.com/?tips.
Here are the tips for your convenience;
Dealing with a dark, cave-like laundry room is a chore in and of itself! By taking off the doors on a few of your upper cabinets, you’ll open up the space and create a place to store baskets. In this laundry room, we assigned baskets for every member of the house, which makes sorting a breeze.
Why not decoupage or paint insides of cabinets for a fun pop of color? It’s a guaranteed smile each and every time you reach for your detergent.
Don’t like the cabinets, floors and countertops in your laundry room? Every surface can be painted or resurfaced! For less than $30 in materials, the outdated linoleum, brick pavers and old, dark cabinets were updated in this laundry room with paint and with a concrete overlay product.
A rolling laundry butler can be your best friend, doing triple duty with a hanging bar, a rolling basket and a drying rack. It’s the perfect choice for a laundry room with limited space that hasn’t been updated in a few decades.
Don’t neglect your laundry room walls! Hanging interesting art and mirrors will elevate your room and make it feel less utilitarian and more “homey”. Suddenly those 400 loads of laundry most of us will do this year might actually be enjoyable.
Use a slab of stone or a simple piece of painted MDF on top of the washer/dryer units to create a folding station and to prevent socks from slipping in between the appliances.
Do you have any great laundry room tips or tricks you’d like to share?
To help get your started on your laundry room redesign I have a $50 Home Depot gift card AND a sample of Tide laundry detergent to give to a lucky reader.
This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on August 19, 2013 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.
To enter please comment on this post and tell me which one of Jenny’s tips do you like the most.
For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.
*I received the same prize package in exchange for my participation. There was no other compensation. The opinions expressed are my own unless otherwise noted.