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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.

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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;

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Tip #1:
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.

Tip #2:
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.

Tip #3:
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.

Tip #4
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.

Tip #5:
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.

Tip #6:
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?

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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.

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*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.

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Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly works with school aged children doing before/after school care. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.

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  1. Wanda McHenry says:

    Tip #6 is my favorite, great idea!

  2. I love the idea of a rolling butler
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  3. ellen casper says:

    Love Tip #5: Don’t neglect your laundry room walls! 9

  4. rich morris says:

    The rolling butler could be very helpful at my place

  5. Tammy Shelton says:

    Tip #5 is my favorite. My laundry room walls need some spark, maybe some inspirational quotes to keep my laundry spirits up.

  6. Love tip #6 with the folding station on top of the dryer/washer. I’d love an area like that.

  7. Tip #4 is my favorite – I’ve wanted one of those rolling butlers for a while now.

  8. Kimberly Schotz says:

    I like the idea of painting the inside of my cabinets for a fun pop of color.

  9. john hutchens says:

    tip #4 A rolling laundry butler

  10. Tanya White says:

    Tip #4 A rolling laundry butler- I need one.

  11. Stephanie Ann says:

    i like Tip #2:!

  12. Kim Mellick says:

    I like tip #6

  13. Tip #6 is my favorite. I’ve always liked having the option of placing something across the top of the washer/dryer for usefulness.

  14. Lisa Brown says:

    I liked tip: Tip #6:

    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.

    I need a folding table of some kind.

  15. Jessie C. says:

    I like Tip #4 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.

  16. Kim Henrichs says:

    I love the tip to paint inside the cupboards with a fun color! They need to be redone anyway, I might just do this!! how fun!

  17. Melissa P. says:

    I don’t really have a laundry room. My washer and dryer are in the dark basement. My favorite tip from Jenny is #4.

  18. tip 6 I like the idea of putting something on the washer and dryer so socks don’t fall between them.

  19. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I love Tip #3: my laundry room is dark and dingy and very uninviting

  20. I like: Tip #2:
    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..

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  21. April Yedinak says:

    I like tip #3 the best. It is a very affordable way to make-over your space.

  22. Tari Lawson says:

    I like tip #5.

  23. I like the rolling laundry butler idea I could really use one of these.
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  24. Jim Nichols says:

    Tip #4, I might actually fold stuff right away if I used one of these!

  25. I like the one about not neglecting the laundry room walls. My laundry room is still builder-boring like the day they gave us the keys. But I’ve been thinking…
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  26. i like the #4 tip rolling laundry butler, could really use in my laundry room

  27. I like the color pop inside the cabinets
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  28. D SCHMIDT says:

    My favorite is tip number 3 because we have just moved into our new home and I was wondering how costly it would be to update the laundry room

  29. Painting on the inside of cabinets
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  30. Tip #6

  31. Jennifer R. says:

    I could use Tip #4
    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 like mine.

  32. rich morris says:

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  33. Love tip #5!

  34. Cynthia R says:

    i like the idea of painting the inside of your cabinets for that pop. its like a fun surprise.

  35. My favorite tip is: Tip #4
    “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.”

  36. Suzanne K says:

    I like the tip for the rolling laundry butler

  37. Sherrie C. says:

    Tip #2 is my favorite.

    Tip #2:
    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.

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  38. Jody Sisson says:

    Top #3 is my favorite, my laundry room needs a fresh painting.

  39. I like adding a pop of color in the cabinets.

  40. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I like Tip #5:
    Don’t neglect your laundry room walls!

  41. I like Tip #6, because socks are always slipping down between the washer and dryer! What a good idea to keep that from happening.

  42. I love the tip to hang interesting art or mirrors to spruce up the laundry room — ours is so depressing and drab, so adding something to the walls will definitely liven it up!

  43. I like tip #4.

  44. My favorite tip is the rolling laundry butler.
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  45. #3 resurfacing because we just flipped out cabinet door, repainted, added molding and it really worked!

  46. Dana Rodriguez says:

    I like tip#2!My laundry room could use some fresh paint..it is so drab and BORING

  47. I like Tip #3 about repainting surfaces for a low price to change things up.
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  48. Debra Hall says:

    i like tip #4 using these tips would make doing laundry much easier

  49. I think Tip #2, painting the insides of cabinets for a fun pop of color, sounds really unique.

  50. I like the tip about hanging art in the laundry room.

  51. Thomas Murphy says:

    I like Tip #2

  52. 5 is my favwe made a pantry in our laundry room
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  53. I actually like tip #1! But all tips are great ones!

  54. Nicole Larsen says:

    Tip #4 is my favorite–I need to do this!

  55. Mary Cloud says:

    I like Tip #1 about taking the doors off and opening things up
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  56. Mary Casper says:

    tip five is my favorite

  57. Jessica Cox says:

    I like Tip #2:

  58. Jessica Cox says:
  59. I like Tip #2!
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  60. Natalie S says:

    Love tip #5! I agree that decorating the room to make it more part of the house makes it more inviting.

  61. #4 A rolling laundry butler can be your best friend, doing triple duty with a hanging bar, a rolling basket and a drying rack.

  62. I like the tip 2 about decopaging. What fun!

  63. Sometimes it’s the moist obvious tips we never think about! Jenny’s Tip #6, about putting a slab of some sort on the units to to fold, but also to keep socks and other garments from falling between units. I seem to manage to drop every other sock between the units and i have to work to retrieve it, yet i’d never thought to do something so simple and so effective! I will be doing it today for sure!

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  65. Sandy VanHoey says:

    Tip #6:
    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. I like this

  66. #6 the folding station on top of the dryer/washer – I usually have a hard time finding a folding place

  67. Tabathia B says:

    I like Tip #4 A rolling laundry butler can be your best friend, doing triple duty with a hanging bar, a rolling basket and a drying rack.

  68. Add art!!

  69. Christina Sparks says:

    To paint inside of the cabinets.

  70. I love tip #6 because I hate when laundry falls between the two machines.
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  72. #3 paint the cabinets!

  73. Tip #5 is my favorite!

  74. kyl neusch says:

    Tip #2

  75. Cynthia C says:

    I like tip #5. An attractive setting seems to make work more tolerable.

  76. Lindley A says:

    My favorite tip is not to neglect the walls. I just added some cool shelving with hooks that are decorative and great fro hanging damp clothes on.

  77. Eileen Burke says:

    I like tip #4 best.

  78. Jennifer T. says:

    I like the idea to hang art in the laundry room to make it more homey.
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  79. Jennifer T. says:

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  80. Crystal F says:

    I like Tip #3. thank you!

  81. The tip about decoupaging or painting the insides of cabinets for a fun pop of color is my favorite tip.

  82. i like #3 looks more open and easy to access

  83. Stephanie Larison says:

    I like tip #3 the best. I might even have hubby do that for me. 😉

  84. ReggieMann says:

    My favorite is Tip #4

  85. Donald Schlyer says:

    I like tip #4 because we normally do a lot of laundry at once

  86. Brittney House says:

    Tip #4 is my favorite!!

  87. My favorite is the tip for the rolling laundry butler. Actually, I’d really like a maid who did laundry rather than a butler! But that isn’t going to happen!

  88. Tip 2: Decopage or paint cabinets was my favorite. The other ones weren’t too useful for me.
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  89. Susan Smith says:

    #6 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

  90. Susan Smith says:

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  91. Tip #6 is my favorite.

  92. Tip #4
    A rolling laundry butler can be your best friend is my favorite.

  93. Lisa Garner says:

    Tip #1 is my favorite. I really need to brighten up my dark laundry room.

  94. Jill Myrick says:

    Tip #1 is my favorite. I love the idea of using baaskets for each member of my family.

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  95. My favorite is tip #6…great idea! 🙂 Thank you.

  96. I like tip #1 to take off the doors to open up the space.

  97. Richard Hicks says:

    like the tip about décorating your laundry room walls. Ours are drab and need some help!

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  98. I like tip# 2. Tip #6 only works if you have a front-loading washer (unless I’m not understanding it).

  99. I love the tip to decorate and paint inside the cabinets for a pop of color. That is an awesome idea!

  100. Rebecca Lock says:

    I like tip #5- Do not neglect laundry room walls.

  101. Dorothy Deakyne says:

    Tip #4
    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
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  102. Victoria Carlson says:

    Painting or resurfacing the surfaces!

  103. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    I like the idea of painting the inside of cabinets! I agree that it’s fun and cheerful and unexpected!

  104. Tip #4

  105. Kathleen S. says:

    I like tip #4 the best. Thanks!

  106. joseph gersch jr says:

    i like Tip #4

  107. Tip #4 A rolling laundry butler sounds like a good idea

  108. i love the tip about Hanging interesting art and mirrors. so simple, yet so effective!

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  109. Paula Tavernie says:

    I like Tip #3!!

  110. 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.

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  112. Nicole C. says:

    My favorite is Tip #2

  113. Mihaela D. says:

    Love tip #6 with the folding station on top of the dryer/washer

  114. susan smoaks says:

    my favorite tip:

    Tip #4
    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.

  115. I like tip number 2. What a great way to keep things interesting in the laundry room. Thanks for the great post.

  116. Tip #6

  117. Terry Cross says:

    I like Tip #5

  118. rachel travis says:

    #6 is much needed in my home!

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  119. I like the tip about decorating your laundry room walls

  120. Taking off the upper cabinet doors to open up the space is a great tip!
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  121. Laura Unger says:

    I like tip #2 because I could be really creative and paint something fun on the insides of the cabinets!

  122. Beverly Metcalf says:

    I like tip #1-In this laundry room, we assigned baskets for every member of the family. Thanks for this contest.

  123. Thanks for the giveaway… creating a folding station on top of washer / dryer.

  124. Denise Donaldson says:

    I liked tip: Tip #6

  125. I like tip #6 the best.

  126. Trisha McKee says:

    I love the idea of taking doors off cabinets to open up the space. Such a simple way to make a profound effect!

  127. Paint the insides of your cabinets