Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Laundry Room Tips for a #BrilliantHEClean with Tide, Maytag and The Home Depot {$50 The Home Depot Gift Card Giveaway}

Did you know that the average family does around 400 loads of laundry each year?

While part of me wants to keep a tally next year to see how my own family compares (an item for my 2014 to-do list!), I really have no doubt that that number is pretty accurate. It's like the flow of dirty clothes just never stops!

So considering the amount of time that is spent on this particular household chore, doesn't it make sense that you do it in a space that is functional? After all, with products like Tide and Maytag, and a practical, well-designed space, you can get clothes clean in one wash and have more time to spend with your family and friends.

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The Home Depot is your one-stop shop for finding everything you need for your laundry room, including great cleaning products, appliances, organizing, storage and decorating items.

And right now, in celebration of the current #BrilliantHEClean campaign, The Home Depot is offering a $100 gift card with the purchase of a Maytag Powerwash machine and 150 oz. of Tide!

Tide Maytag Promotion

Not sure where to start in sprucing up your laundry room? P&G has partnered with Jenny Komenda, decorator and blogger at The Little Green Notebook to help share tips on how to create a more efficient space in your laundry room.

Little Green Notebook blog

I have to admit that I wasn't familiar with Jenny's blog before, but was instantly addicted from my very first visit! I am always in awe of crafty, DIY people that can turn a creative idea and something old into something modern, stylish and new with their bare hands... and each of Jenny's posts are so inspiring that I can't wait to see what she does next!

When it comes to redesigning and organizing your laundry room, Jenny has some great tips:
  • 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.
I absolutely love Jenny's redesign of her own laundry room and can't wait to put some of her tips to work in my own... as well as the rest of the house!
    Laundry Room redesign

    In addition to seeing more photos and information about Jenny's design tips, you'll want to head over to TideAndMaytag.com to enter the Brilliant Clean sweepstakes.

    One winner will be chosen at random to receive an e-design consultation by Jenny, a Maytag Washer and Dryer, a year's supply of Tide and $5,000 (ten runners up will receive a year’s supply of Tide)!

    Tide Maytag Sweepstakes

    Plus, one person will be even more prepared to visit their local The Home Depot to get a kick start on their laundry room redesign, because...

    One lucky person will win a $50 The Home Depot gift card!

    Home Depot gift card


    A big thank you to P&G for providing a gift card for me as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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    BerryMorins Bits & Tips said...

    I would redo the shelf and add new washer and dryer.

    Lisa Brown said...

    I would like to change the size desperately, but cannot.

    Lisa Brown said...

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    Pastor Chris said...

    My laundry room is scary! There is no ceiling, just the rafters. Also, my dryer just quit working so a new dryer would be pretty high on the priority list!

    Angela Kinder said...

    I would clean it up (since it's in a detached garage) and maybe put some shelving. Oh, and put our rolling laundry butler in there!

    Anne said...

    We're renters, so we have to take what we get, but what I'd love to change is the position of the washer and dryer. As they're set up now, the doors open back-to-back, so it's really awkward to move stuff from the washer over both doors and into the dryer.

    Katie Ashley-Bascombe said...

    We need a new dryer and more storage space

    Katie Ashley-Bascombe said...

    We need a new dryer and more storage space

    jenspurg said...

    I need more storage in my laundry room.
    huntandride@hotmail.com

    Maria Iemma said...

    I need a new dryer, mine is old and rusted and I do not think has too long to live.

    Denise S. said...

    All of my husband's old junk in my laundry room that he refuses to get rid of!

    heatherp626 said...

    I would Like a bigger closet that would hold a ironing board.

    heatherp626@msn.com

    wigget said...

    a better organization and storage system

    Nancy said...

    I'd like for it to be larger!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

    Fari said...

    I'd like to add more storage for laundry supplies .

    J @ IHeart-Motherhood said...

    I would like to have more shelf space! I have a tiny laundry room.

    aperry said...

    Storage and shelves

    Christina said...

    I'm pretty lucky and for the most part like my laundry room because my dad completely made it over a few years ago for us. The one thing I wish I had was somewhere to put the things that I don't put in the dryer but there just isn't enough room for what I want.

    Candice said...

    I would like bigger with more storage space.

    MissieFaye said...

    I would like it to be upstairs instead of down, but that is not a viable choice.

    Beau said...

    more shelves would be great

    lemonzest12 at hotmail dot com

    bayctygrl said...

    I would like new flooring

    hippopurplemonkey at yahoo dot com

    Tammy Shelton said...

    I would like a folding table .

    Mami2jcn said...

    I'd like to have a place to fold clothes. Right now I just have a laundry closet.

    Mami2jcn said...

    I'd like to have a place to fold clothes. Right now I just have a laundry closet.

    Mami2jcn said...

    I'd like to have a place to fold clothes. Right now I just have a laundry closet.

    janetfaye said...

    I would like to change the floor to tiles.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

    Amy Honious said...

    i would love to 'finish' the ceiling. right now it is beams. i would also really love to paint....thanks for such a great giveaway and awesome prizes!

    KentuckyCooking said...

    I'd like to add lower storage. I'm only 5'2", so reaching the shelves above the washer & dryer is nearly impossible.

    Michelle Koerner said...

    Make it bigger! Our laundry room is a tiny little closet right now... the washer and dryer barely fit in it, and there is NO storage space!

    SueZH said...

    My laundry room could be a bit bigger however what I need is a new washer & dryer. Mine are inexpensive and 15 yrs old.

    Leann said...

    Basically I would change everything... my laundry is in an unfinished basement. I hate it. chefl@swbell.net

    Charlene E said...

    I wish I had more storage space in my laundry room I have one small cabinet and a small shelf.

    tat2gurlzrock said...

    Mine is really small.I need storage!

    finallystayathomemomma.com said...

    I would like to change the color of the walls and the color of my cabinets.

    Julie Lynn Bickham said...

    I would cover some spots that are open so there won't be as many cob webs or spiders! eek!!

    JC said...

    I would love a folding area and cabinets for storage.

    Sandy Beeman said...

    I would like to have cabinets to keep all my laundry supplies neatly in one spot. They're currently lined up on the floor.

    Andrea said...

    I'd love to knock down a wall & make it a little bigger!

    Daphne Turner said...

    The rusty water which comes out of the spigot and through the pipes from our well.

    ellen b said...

    I would love to have a place to hang things up

    Leslie Galloway said...

    There is barely enough room to open the door with our washer and dryer in there. I would make the space where they go a little bit deeper.

    Janet W. said...

    I'd love more space for folding and hanging!

    Marti Parks said...

    I would like to have room for a table to fold clothes on and I would also like more shelves.

    Michelle S. said...

    I would love to change the size so I had room for a small space to fold and hang clothes. I would also like more storage space. The other thing it would be nice if my washer and dryer matched!

    Karen Glatt said...

    My laundry room is so messy and what I would love to do is get it more organized with shelves. I need new shelves on the wall so I can have easy access to my clothes soap!

    Yona Williams said...

    I'd like more shelving where I do my laundry.

    Julie said...

    I'd love to have a place to hang clothes to dry:)

    jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com

    hallies_mom said...

    I don't have enough room! Theres barely room for the washer and dryer and then I have room to get between the wall and those - so if you are smaller you are fine - I don't think it is that great for the venting of the dryer either.

    peg42 said...

    I'd like to have more room, where I could also fold clothes in the laundry room.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

    B. Wilson @ Windy {City} Wilsons said...

    More space. I'd love it to function as a mud room and laundry room but it's too small for that.

    jbmthill said...

    I would like to actually have a laundry ROOM, my washer and dryer are in my half bath behind bifold doors! Would like a room with cabinets and an ironing board and laudry tub.

    like2sweep@gmail.com
    Beth H

    adinatm said...

    new floor! adinatm(at)aol.com

    Laurie J. said...

    I would love it if it were a little bigger with more room for storage!

    Jammie Morey said...

    I like my laundry room, it is my dryer I have issues with.

    CindyWindy2003 said...

    i wish i could somehow change it from being a closet into a room, need more space and don't like that its in the living room making racket, carawling(at)hotmail(Dot)com

    anonymousmom said...

    I would put more shelves in my laundry room for organization and better storage.

    Amy Orvin said...

    I'd like to change the color of the walls.

    2dogs5catscrew@att.net

    Amy Orvin said...

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    Sandy VanHoey said...

    Ours needs to be much larger, it's pretty small

    Katie said...

    it's more like a closet...outside...no storage. so...everything?

    Mijal Photography said...

    I would love it to be bigger!

    Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

    An actual room - ours is closet space. We need more storage and shelves!
    seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

    Beth @ TheAngelForever said...

    My laundry room is my unfinished basement. I would love to get my washing machines up off the ground and have more storage near them.

    ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

    I need more hanging space =}

    scottsgal said...

    I'd like to add cabinets and a countertop

    Cheryl said...

    I would like a folding counter.

    greenhome said...

    I would like some cabinets/

    Jody Sisson said...

    My laundry room is in the back corner of the basement, I would love to have it upstairs but no room.

    stowelljg said...

    I would like a folding table as well as a bar to hang clothes when they come out of the dryer.

    mahnrafjtb said...

    I would like to hang some clothes up when they come out of the dryer. I need a place to hang things.

    slehan said...

    New appliances - hate going to the laundromat.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

    Tamar said...

    I'd add some storage areas.

    Daraya Johnson said...

    I would love to repaint the laundry room a nice, bright color to liven it up!

    Michelle Frame said...

    I would love to have a sink and some shelves.

    Deal Bunny said...

    i would like to have a laundry room in the first place! no improvements other than that so far :)

    Jackie said...

    I would love to have some hanging rods to hang clothes to dry
    Thanks!

    MANDY83 said...

    i would love to put shelves up for some storage space

    traci jarrett said...

    a more efficiant dryer

    Thomas Murphy said...

    I would like to have more storage.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

    Marlena said...

    My current washer and dryer are older than i am, and are probably costing me more to repair than to just buy new ones >.<

    BrunoDogg2 said...

    The size and location, it is in the basement with the bathroom! ;) But I would love to have more shelving in it!

    Urd-chan said...

    Actually almost everything in my laundry room needs to be changed, but mostly the color (there ISN'T any) and lack of storage. A new washer and dryer would be good....

    Dianne McVetty said...

    I would love for the door to be wider - just not enough room to turn around and carry a clothes basket thru. Thanks.

    steve weber said...

    definitely more storage space.

    Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

    I'd like a bar to hang clothes to dry.

    Debra said...

    i'd like to have a laundry room on the main floor not in the basement

    sweepmom said...

    I need some storage in my Laundry room.

    Gala said...

    more storage space

    suburban prep said...

    I would love shelves but I would also love someone to magically do the laundry for me.

    lana said...

    paint it and make it more colorful

    betty baez said...

    I would like to add some color to the walls angelgenius27(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Helga said...

    I would like it to be a larger room.

    bloomerbear said...

    The cupboards above the washer and dryer

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    thank you

    Randi said...

    I would just like to have an actual ROOM, instead of the closet I have now!!

    ohstac said...

    I'd like to have a folding station.

    Jennifer T. said...

    I wish I had room for an ironing board or different storage. I hate my wire shelving.

    Sarah VM said...

    I would paint and it and add shelving.

    Shelley P said...

    I'd love more storage. I'd add shelves and cupboards.

    Laurie Nykaza said...

    it is in the garage wish it were in the house

    Danielle PB said...

    I want to put in tile flooring.

    abfantom said...

    I would like a larger laundry room. Mine is tiny and hot because the boiler is in the same room

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    Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

    I wish I could have it big enough for a folding table
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    Di said...

    my laundry is in the unfinished part of the basement, so anything would be an improvement!

    Mary said...

    If I could, I would make it larger...and not off my kitchen.

    Kim Hardy said...

    I need more space in my laundry room

    Jess&James said...

    I could use a lot more space
    Jessica Cox

    dlhaley said...

    I would make a laundry room. My washer and dryer are in the garage.

    flairshare said...

    I would most like to change the small room size and location. It is too small (~3x4) to hold everything we have in it: the washer & dryer, the dog and cat food & water bowls, the cat litter box, a hamper, a step stool and a cabinet.







    sherylssg said...

    There are a couple of things I change in my laundry room. I would put in better lighting, more storage and a folding table.

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    Linda Deline said...

    I need a folding table and more shelf space.

    Cserafini said...

    I need new floors in mine.

    apple blossom said...

    like shelves

    Ellen said...

    Make it bigger!

    SB said...

    I wish I had more shelves

    Sharon Kaminski said...

    would like it to be bigger and a folding table would be nice

    Stacy said...

    I hate the shelving units and would definitely change those out. Also, it is silly, but my hookups are backwards so my dryer is on the left and the washer is on the right. My washer and dryer doors face the opposite direction, so it is a pain to transfer clothes from the washer to the dryer (I am constantly dropping wet clothes!).

    kroch said...

    I would like to change the dark atmosphere of the laundry room. Our laundry is in our basement where the lighting isn't the best and the floors and walls are gray.

    Sam Smith said...

    I would love to have a bigger laundry room and better lit.

    Colleen Maurina said...

    I would like to have a counter in my laundry room to fold clothes on.

    crankyyanky1 said...

    I would love a bigger laundry room I can't even open the door of my washing machine and the laundry room door at the same time

    Pink and Green Mom said...

    There is no rack/bar to hang clothes on so I would definitely add one of those!

    Tiffany Weikel said...

    I need more space

    Robert said...

    I would put in a place to fold the laundry

    Deb said...

    MY laundry makes me CRY. My hubby has NOT put in the utility sink!! HOW can he not understand HOW bad I need it? And it's in the corner of a our very yucky not finished horrid basement. It does make me cry. I would love to at the very least- finish the basement a bit.

    Some Lucky Dog said...

    I would love more space to hang clothes as I take them out of the dryer.

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    Brit Christianson said...

    I'd like to have a counter and shelves to fold and iron.

    Kelly Nicholson said...

    wish i had an easier washer

    KMG852 said...

    I would like my laundry room to actually be in my apartment

    Becca said...

    I would love to change it from the garage to a laundry room. Sometimes going into the cold garage is miserable!

    sksweeps said...

    The location! It's out in the detached garage, so I have to go outside, down a flight of stairs and then into the garage to get to it!

    sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

    Courtnie Miller said...

    I'd love to make it bigger in size!

    Joan Kubes said...

    I'd make more storage room

    Nicole Murphy said...

    Gosh, I think I would like a system that irons clothes on its own instead of the piles of shirts waiting to be ironed,

    cowboyswife said...

    That it was bigger and the dryer could fit next to the washer instead of on top of it. I have a hard time seeing clothes that get left in the dryer like socks even if I jump up I still can't see any left over clothes.

    Rebecca Graham said...

    I would like to add more shelves.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

    Chantelle Knick said...

    Our laundry room doesn't really have any features to speak of in the first place, so any changes would be welcomed, but especially would like to change our washer and dryer.

    SharonC said...

    I would love to have a huge laundry room with windows and a sink and a table with new modern appliances! Dreaming big here.

    Nicole Henke said...

    size- long but awkward!

    Mandy Haynes said...

    I'd like to make it to be bigger!

    LP said...

    I wish my laundry room was an actual laundry room, rather than in the basement.

    dfraley3 said...

    I would actually make it into a separate room instead of being in my kitchen area.

    Michele said...

    I could use more shelving and a new washer dryer for my laundry room.

    Sandra Davis said...

    well my washer is from the 80's so I actuaLLY NEED A NEW ONE

    CarrieAnn13 said...

    I would love to have it out of the basement, more shelving, and more drying space

    Catherine Shaw said...

    I'd want my laundry room to be MY laundry room, because right now I have to use the one in my apt complex!

    Zan Caperton said...

    I'd like to clean up and repaint my laundry room.

    Lisa Konieczke said...

    I would like to make it bigger! My Laundry room is like a closet. You open double doors to expose the washer and dryer and then there are 2 shelves that my Husband built for me to store the detergent and cleaning products. I would like to have an actual room with some pantry space.

    katieoscarlet said...

    I have a rather sizable laundry room but there is no organization at all. I would definately change that

    Victoria Nyquist said...

    Our laundry room is our downstairs storage room as well. While we have a lot of space to store things, there isn't a lot of shelving for laundry specific products and it isn't super clean since it is in the basement back room.

    Jason said...

    I would make mine bigger.

    gannyofshy said...

    I would like to paint the walls and put good shelves up, right now I have cheap ones

    Kylie Carlson said...

    I need a place to fold my laundry- there are no counter tops!

    Katherine said...

    i'd like to make an area to fold clothes

    Phoenix Rising said...

    Washer/Dryer Set

    Tarah said...

    I'd love to have a place to hang and/or lay items flat for drying.

    Shane R. said...

    I'd like to redo the whole laundry closet. It looks terrible, the washing machines are old, and the shelving is terrible.

    Bernadette Callahan Powell said...

    I need some more organization in my laundry room.

    Fairlight said...

    I'd like to paint and add some stylish and functional storage and shelving solutions.

    Kellie said...

    I would like better lighting!

    steve stone said...

    we need a new clothes rack
    gabbflabber at live.com

    Edna Williams said...

    I would clean it and need more storage.

    kyl neusch said...

    need a new dryer

    tina reynolds said...

    I have no storage no where to put anything at need some cabinets and shelfs

    Janice Crespo said...

    New Washer and Dryer would be wonderful - shelves for storage - and more lights!

    char218 said...

    Would SO love to have extra storage and be organized.

    Literary Winner said...

    I would love to not have it in the basement.

    maggie at literary winner dot com

    Kari Crum said...

    I would love to have more space. My laundry area is basically a laundry closet.

    Tammy Woodall said...

    I currently do not have a washer and dryer in my laundry room, so I would definitely put a washer and dryer there. :-)

    Natasha said...

    I would like to add some color and storage to my laundry room!

    Rebecca W. said...

    To add some color and storage!

    Melissa Storms said...

    I would love to add a more pretty shelves and some cabinets to my laundry room.
    upstatemissy@gmail.com

    mogrill said...

    I need more storage.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

    Kristy San Inocencio said...

    My laundry room needs a total overhaul. The washer and the dryer are ancient.

    Growl Tiger said...

    My washer is held together with duct tape, so a new washer!

    jacksan1 said...

    I would love some kind of continuous ventilation or static system that somehow removes the lint pieces that seem to float around the laundry room.

    Krista Hyatt said...

    I would love more space to fold and sort clothes. My whole family gets all their clothes mixed up!

    Julie said...

    I would like to have a table top or shelving by my washer and dryer.

    ALC Unlimited said...

    The painted concrete block walls have bug and water stains that are just disgusting.

    Yesenia said...

    Currently my dryer and washer are not together in the same room. I would like to create one room dedicated just to the laundry.
    morales_y at yahoo dot com

    susana mladenovski said...

    could use some shelfs and storage containers :D

    Claudia N said...

    I would love to get a new washer and dryer.

    Jennifer Aldridge said...

    I'd love to add some more storage and a hanging bar to help with hanging clothes fresh out of the dryer.

    Chelsea said...

    I'd love to add a folding table to my laundry room!

    bettycd said...

    My laundry room is just off the garage and the previous owner carpeted the room. I would remove the carpeting. Way too much traffic and tracking stuff in for carpet

    Sandra K321 said...

    I could use a place to fold laundry; it's in the back entryway and it shares space with the coat hooks, shoe storage, garage and outside doors, etc.

    Nicole Larsen said...

    I'd change the fact that it's not an actual laundry "room"--just a washer and dryer in my hallway of my kitchen!

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

    jules said...

    I need shelves and or more storage so much. There is no room and most of my washing stuff sits on the floor!

    imisstx at Comcast dot net

    My Wild Crazy Life said...

    WE have no out building where we live so my laundry room is also storage for my husbands tools and lawn stuff. UGH.

    masugr at yahoo dot com

    barkergirl33 said...

    I would like a laundry room, lol. I rent so the laundromat is my room. I'm currently very, very backed up. I do go to my mom's sometimes and her room is just drab. It could use some color. ~Raine~

    Pixystik4U said...

    well, i would like to HAVE one! we have to use a laundromat

    tara pittman said...

    I need more room.

    bunnyswagg said...

    I love my laundry room at the moment but we are moving next month and the new laundry room definitely needs some renovation.

    Sippy Cup Mom said...

    I'd like mine to be brighter!

    Colleen Boudreau said...

    More storage space.

    Tara Martin said...

    A new gas dryer would be nice! I just try to remember that having a laundry room is a luxury, but maybe a little spruce would make it more enjoyable to be in there.

    Rachel Veno said...

    I would like to change the cabinets and shelves in my laundry room

    Kitty said...

    I want to make it brighter and cleaner.

    Sandra Davis said...

    i would change where my water line is so i could put my washer and dryer side by side.........would make doing laundry so much easier.

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