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Quick, Easy Laundry Room Transformation

This is a guest post written by Rubbermaid’s Rose Cohen who works in our marketing department.

I have a very small laundry closet that has become very cluttered. I have had some ideas on how I wanted to free up space, easily access the items I frequently used and have a home for items so it wouldn’t become cluttered.  I recently added a hang rod to hang clothing that we needed to air dry or iron before putting away but still had trouble with the clutter and accessibility problem. I had planned to  tear down the wire shelf I had in there and install a new shelf system. 3 months later I have yet to have a day set aside for a demolition project like that so instead I used the 4 Shelf Closet Helper. I was able to install it in less than 10 minutes and it worked with the shelf I currently had. The best part was there were no tools needed. I probably could have done it with a 2 Shelf Closet Helper but if we move (which is likely since we are in a rental) I can take it with me and be confident it will fit into any space I need it to fit. I was able to move down the items off the top shelf to where I could reach them. Now I don’t have to climb on top of the washer or ask my husband to help me and I was even able to move things that were cluttering under my sink (like cleaning rags and Reveal / Flexible Sweeper replacement pads) onto one of the shelves. I now have freed up space so I have a surface to fold clothes on right out of the dryer.It might not be a WOW before and after but it made a big difference in my daily routine of doing laundry.

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4 Responses to Quick, Easy Laundry Room Transformation

  1. Lawrence Oldham August 29, 2012 at 2:07 am #

    I want to install some wire shelving in my laundry room. However, I live in a pier and beam house and when the washer gets to the spin cycle, the room starts to shake a little. This means that items on my installed shelving like laundry detergent, fabric softener, etc. will vibrate off the shelf and fall to the floor. I’ve been looking for shelving that might have some sort of a lip to keep all items intact during the washer’s spin cycle but haven’t found anything, yet. Any suggestions?

    Lawrence

    • Erin Gentry September 7, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

      Hi Lawrence,

      I’m sorry – I have not been able to find anything for you. Good luck!

      Thanks,
      Erin from Rubbermaid

  2. Maryann D. August 26, 2012 at 8:39 am #

    I also have the same wire rack shelf and rod to hang clothes to dry, so it looks like my small laundry room. I do like the idea of the new shelf system that you added, it looks great. That would help me out a lot because I do have a hard time reaching for the items high on the shelf. Thanks for this great idea!

  3. Shawna August 25, 2012 at 1:31 am #

    I could use a couple of those for my laundry area, but I’d need the shelf and rod as well! What a fabulous way to help organize the laundry room!

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