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.

Brilliant HE Clean logo

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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    mecarolks said...

    I need more storage in my laundry room.

    ape2016 said...

    I would love for my laundry room to have shelves and storage.

    Emaisgr8 said...

    I have a large laundry room, but no extra outlets! I wish I have some, so I could do my ironing in it.

    Diane Cooper said...

    I really need more storage and shelves in my laundry room.

    AnnaZed said...

    I need to do something about the floor (which is poured cement, ugly and cold) maybe get a little rug!

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    PAIGE said...

    I'd like to add a big sink to the laundry room.
    elysesw@aol.com

    Naomi C. said...

    i think i need to reorganize all the "stain fighters" that i try and forget about :)

    D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

    I would love it to have more storage and be more interesting

    AngelWinner said...

    I live in an cottage style home where the laundry room is not heated so it is freezing in the winter when I do laundry...I would like to knock down the wall and heat the entire area.

    meredith m said...

    Everything! I need a new washer

    danw78704 said...

    would love a new dryer and washer

    mary casper said...

    i would like to add some folding room or tables, right now I have to bring the laundry up a flight of stairs and fold it there

    cathycasper@hughes.net

    Kate Fuller said...

    I'd like more storage space.

    latanya t said...

    I would like to add some more space

    Susan C said...

    I would like to add some curtains to my laundry room.

    Kathy Davis said...

    I wish I had some kind of a drying orhanging rack.
    Kathy Davis
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

    sohamolina said...

    I;d like to have a laundry room.

    Aimee G said...

    I need new flooring. My laundry room has carpet & I hate it

    noreen said...

    The lighting, I need a window or more light

    Andrea D said...

    I live in a big apartment complex..so EveRYTHING!! lol

    KD { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

    I'd like to get more storage area so it will look more organized.

    Ashley said...

    I'd like more storage.

    llinda29 said...

    I want to change the floors

    wildcat32 said...

    I would love more storage space and a place to do the ironing.

    Amanda Rauch said...

    My laundry room needs to be much much bigger!!

    The Attic Girl Site said...

    I'd like to have a room rather than a closet in the kitchen.

    Allen Family said...

    I wish we had a sink in our laundry room! And more storage!! lizzy allen

    Stephanie Larison said...

    I wish I had a bigger laundry room, with more cabinet space too. Everything is so cramped up in there.

    Danielle Porter said...

    Just to have a laundry room! Our washer and dryer are just sitting in our garage.

    Gina Wildorchid said...

    I would love to add cabinetry to my laundry room.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

    Janna Johnson said...

    I need much more space!

    Anonymous said...

    I'd like to have more room.

    carolb said...

    I would make more room to fold my laundry.

    Michelle Hagewood said...

    I would change the fact that I don't have a laundry room. Our washer and dryer are down in our basement and I would love to have one of those to die for laundry rooms you see on Pinterest.

    boylaneely at hotmail dot com

    Jessica Fortner said...

    I'd like an area to hang items I'm not puting in the dryer.

    walk9 said...

    I have an unfinished laundry room so putting sheetrock up might be a start.

    Rhonda Tenderholt said...

    Our laundry room is out in the garage. I'd love to do something w/it but not sure what.

    Anonymous said...

    Mine is very plain and in the basement. I would love to add some color and make things seem more like home since I'm there so much.

    Jessica Schank Snow said...

    I would love to change it so there was more room. There is literally no space to put anything in there except the washer/dryer.
    Thanks for the giveaway! =)
    JJs2468@aol.com

    Anonymous said...

    I would love to change the floors in my laundry room>

    Pinky Sade said...

    i would like it to be bigger and with a new and nicer washer

    Ellen Anderson said...

    I'd love a large sink in my laundry (it drives me crazy only having one in the house.)

    Jayna E said...

    I would love to have a new washer and dryer! Mine are very old!

    John-Paul Thomas said...

    I would love to change the way the doors open, but in an apartment that isn't possible. I would love to add some other/more shelving, and that I could do! :)

    Austin Baroudi said...

    I'd like to have it moved out of the basement.
    mcfallsk8er(at)aim(dot)com

    Allen said...

    I would change the organization!

    Robyn Dones said...

    I need more shelves in my laundry room. Thank you for the chance to win this contest!

    Deb said...

    I just need more space...so cramped

    jcwega27 said...

    paint and organize it
    jessicawedwards@gmail.com

    guettel78 said...

    I'd love to get some brighter lighting and cheerier decor for the walls to spruce the space up!

    Geoff K
    gkaufmanss at yahoo dot com

    Wanda McHenry said...

    I'd like to add a sink!

    clc408 said...

    I would like to paint the walls and get new carpet.

    Rebecca O said...

    I would like to get my washer and dryer out of the bathroom!

    ~ Noelle said...

    i need cabinets or something :) lol...

    MiniMeeh said...

    I like that it's downstairs so i dont have to hear it.

    Maegan said...

    I would like to pick up and move the entire laundry situation into the house, have a laundry room, instead of laundry in the garage. And as if in the garage wasn't an issue in itself ... the garage is NOT attached to the house. And laundry is a daily chore. At least I get my walking in :)

    judy gardner said...

    i would make it larger!

    Carolyn said...

    I would love to have some storage or a place to actaully fold clothes when they come out of the dryer

    Jodi Holmes said...

    My laundry room is in my kitchen! Hah!

    Laura Aldridge said...

    I'd make it bigger with some counter space for folding laundry. One can always dream!

    Linda Petteys said...

    I would love to get my laundry room upstairs instead of down in the basement!

    Jean Brinkley said...

    I need a better system for sorting and storing dirty laundry until it's time to wash (we only do full loads). My laundry room is in constant chaos.

    Treesa said...

    I would like a clothesline down there!

    cc_girly(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Ryan said...

    I would add more shelves and bar to hang clothes on.

    Noelle said...

    I don't have a folding table.

    Theresa N. said...

    I'd love a new floor.
    theresa n
    weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

    smarieee said...

    I'd like an actual laundry room. Right now it's just a closet!

    Juana said...

    I would add bigger windows to my laundry room.

    Deb S. said...

    I would love to take out a closet wall and make it bigger.

    Sam Stamp said...

    I would love to buy a new dryer ours is on its last leg and to make it less drab looking in there!

    Ariel said...

    We need more shelves/storage spaces in our laundry room.

    Ashleigh Walls said...

    I would like to have stackable washer and dryer so I can have more room and make a sectional for dirty clothes and detergent.

    Brenda H said...

    I would like a shelf to put more things on.

    Sandy said...

    I would like to change that it's unfinished.

    kathy f said...

    I would love room to hang my clothes to dry.

    Melanie Montgomery said...

    I would paint it!

    Clair said...

    I really need to add some shelving to mine!

    Abbi said...

    There is tons I would love to change in my laundry room but better lighting is top priority.

    Julie Goetz said...

    I would replace the cabinetry and counter space.

    benz1171 said...

    A new dryer.

    Ronni said...

    I'd love more wall storage.

    Sara Stokking said...

    I would have my husband buy whatever tools he wanted :)

    polly said...

    Wish I had a bigger area so I could fold clothes etc.

    Becky said...

    I'd add in a laundry room :) I'm a renter so there isn't a washer/Dryer hookup, but if I want to pay to add one, the landlord will approve it.

    Rochel S said...

    I would love more shelves in the room

    kelly thompson said...

    would love to add a sink and about 500 square feet

    heatherzilla said...

    I would love to have more shelves and storage.

    sparkedcat said...

    I would like to have more shelves in my laundry room.

    LesleyfromWI said...

    Organize it more

    Rita M said...

    Having an actual laundry room would be nice -- ours currently sits in the garage, just off the master bedroom, sometimes convenient, sometimes very noisy!

    alissa apel said...

    I'd love for a new drain to be installed.

    B said...

    I'd love to change the flooring. Right now its ugly green outdoor carpet.

    -Brooke Adametz

    vickie said...

    I would love to get the washer and dryer in a room by itself -right now they sit in the kitchen!
    vickie
    vmorgan456 (at) yahoo (dot) com

    Anonymous said...

    I would change the fact that I have to go downstairs to wash clothes. Heavy Stuff!

    sd4david said...

    I need to finish it...right now it's studs, no drywall. Also add some natura light with window or skylight.

    Nikki Strong said...

    I would love to create storage space and a folding station.

    GracePartyof5 said...

    We live in a ranch and stairs are hard on me. I would love my washer and dryer upstairs on the main living floor

    Jacie said...

    There's 2 things I'd like to change: our laundry room is also our pantry and it's very small.

    Jacie said...

    How small it is

    Crazylicious85 said...

    Our laundry room is barely a room...more like a closet, so just a nice paint to brighten it up would be nice.

    Allison L.

    Paula Mc said...

    We would love to have new appliances to replace ours which are barely working. We have 2 year old triplets who can get very dirty.

    smilekisses said...

    I would love to have a bigger laundry room. Mine is just big enough for the washer and drier.

    Roy F. said...

    I would put tiles on the wall next to the sink because water seems to splash onto the wall when using it.

    ferriz said...

    more covered storage space. or a table to fold stuff.

    dani marie ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Vickie Brown said...

    i would build new storrage cabinets

    Keely said...

    I wish I had more storage room to put stuff

    Anonymous said...

    I would change the fact that it is in my bedroom walk-in closet. I find it annoying.

    Backpacks and Baguettes said...

    It's pretty plain but could definitely use some shelves.

    Sherry said...

    I would love to make it bigger and brighter.

    LesleyfromWI said...

    More organization

    JRFrugalMom and Family said...

    Our laundry room is also our storage room, and we have to walk outside to get to it. I would love to have direct access from the kitchen, so that I can do laundry any time of the day.

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    Judy W said...

    Needs repainting and a new washer and dryer would be nice!

    Harmony said...

    My mother in law could really use a new washer and dryer.

    Ava Chavez said...

    My "laundry room" is a disaster...The house I live in is a rental built in 1898...The washer & dryer are on opposite sides of the room & the washer connector coming from the wall is higher that the washer...I've got hoses & tubes...ehhhh it looks terrible, but it works.

    Erika Messer said...

    Well right now my washer and dryer are in my dining room LOL I am in desperate need of some uncluttering techniques and any help!

    richelle bowers said...

    new washer and dryer

    h. mcnaron said...

    first I would like to have a laundry room so they weren't just in our kitchen-- then i would want a new washer dryer that were better efficiency.

    a marie hj saver

    K.T. said...

    one word: PAINT!

    Christina said...

    I hate that it is in my food pantry so I would love it relocated...or bigger space.

    Barrie Mac said...

    I would change to a new dryer to one that is energy efficent! This one is used and is very old but at least it works!

    Kim Pinch said...

    I need a new laundry sink.

    Sadie said...

    I would change my laundry room by putting in a wash sink and cabinets.

    amanda whitley said...

    i wish it werent in my basement so i could hang shelves on the wall

    Cindi Decker said...

    I wish it were bigger, but can't change that so I will settle for some new paint and a little décor.

    Renee G said...

    I would most like to get rid of our blue countertop.

    Michelle said...

    I would like more storage and a brighter paint color. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

    Racheal. said...

    I would love more space for shelves/storage in my laundry area.

    Anonymous said...

    The feature I would most like to change about my laundry room is the plain walls. My laundry room needs some pizazz. I have been thinking about a wall treatment I could do to help it.

    KPort207 said...

    more space and storage

    kport207 at gmail dot com

    Deb Christie said...

    I would like to move my laundry room entirely, to a larger room.

    Christine Jessamine said...

    I would love to change the walls

    Anonymous said...

    I would like to make my cabinets above the washer and dryer easier to get to and use

    Kelly A said...

    I would LOVE to have a place to store my folded laundry!

    wen budro said...

    I would change to a better washer and drier and add more storage.

    Jeannine S said...

    More shelving and better storage

    spiffikins said...

    I really need to put a drain in my laundry room - one of these days, I'm going to end up with water everywhere :)

    Robin T said...

    I would like to add a folding table and shelves.

    rtrexel@gmail.com

    Jill Myrick (jsc123) said...

    I would love to change the color (repaint) the most. But would also love to ope the cabinets and use a basket system instead.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

    Tiffany Drew said...

    I'd just like to have a laundry room lol. Our washer and dryer hookups are right by the front door in the dining room. It takes up space and drives me crazy!

    Kim Reid said...

    I wish I had built in cabinets above the washer and dryer, thanks!

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

    linda landes said...

    More storage space :)

    Heather Manu said...

    I would get a new washer and dryer that I don't have to run twice per load, and I really could use a bigger room for my laundry room.

    Rusty said...

    I have one outside wall that's cement. I'd like to paint it or cover it. Gaye M; rustysrambles(at)gmail(dot)com

    sottovoce said...

    I would like to have enclosed cabinets in my laundry room. :-) Thank you.

    bbrittbrat1398 said...

    I would like a place to put my baskets with laundry.
    Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

    Jennifer Speed said...

    I would really love to make it bigger

    Sonya said...

    I want a drop down counter to fold on!

    Kristin sims said...

    I would have a laundry room that didn't have to have a cat litterbox in it.

    smdrm said...

    I'd like more surrounding area for folding and hanging clothes.

    Leenburke said...

    I would really like better shelving in my laundry room

    Eileen Burke

    Danielle Oyen said...

    I would like a new washer and dryer and add some shelves.

    John-Paul Thomas said...

    My Google name for the Following on GFC and Adding to circles is John-Paul Thomas, my name in the form is Lynda Thomas. :) Thanks for the chance!

    Angela Cisco said...

    I would love a laundry sink and place to fold laundry.

    Courtney Moriarty said...

    My mom's basement/laundry room is terrifying! We need more light and tile down there!

    jules mcnubbin (buttmuffin) said...

    i would like to have more space- and an area to hang clothes to dry and to iron

    Jamie said...

    I would buy a new washer since my old one is dying.

    tavernie said...

    I would love to add more shelves to my Laundry Room!

    susan1215 said...

    I'd love a laundry room, because my washer and dryer is in a closet.

    ellie said...

    The size. Mine is pretty small.

    Nicole Millheim said...

    I wish I had a laundry table. Somewhere that I can fold up the clothes right when they come from the dryer and sort them KairaWolfie@aol.com

    brich2222 said...

    need to do something to the drab walls.

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

    MELINA said...

    what I would like to change about my laundry room is the fact that it is outside-need to make some walls.

    Chip said...

    I would love to change the flooring. It's very 1960's. It would make a huge difference.

    Entered under Jill

    imaclutz89 said...

    The drying space! We currently use a closet which is also where our pantry is!

    sugarsweet7202@yahoo(dot)com

    ThriftyAnnabella said...

    I would actually like to move my laundry room - right now my washer and dryer are in the kitchen
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

    annemarie562000 said...

    I would make it bigger!

    annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Rebecca Lock said...

    I would like to change the size of my laundry room but that will not happen so I need it to be better organized.

    Erica C. said...

    I'd love to change the flooring to tile.
    ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

    Kelly Boudreaux said...

    I need more space!

    jzagarjr said...

    I would like to redo the cabinets

    Gianna said...

    I'd love to put up a place to hang up work shirts, have a folding area and shelves.

    Bo said...

    Our laundry room is so small and has no storage whatsoever! I'd love to put in some shelves.

    Tanya White said...

    I would like to remove it from the basement and move it upstairs.

    Kelly H. said...

    I would make it bigger.

    Anonymous said...

    I would change it by adding some shelves or storage to make everything more organized in my laundry room.
    Kathleen S.
    pjgirl74 at aol dot com

    CSeppala said...

    More space is the feature I need in my laundry room!!! : )

    Stephanie122 said...

    Laundry baskets!

    emchelly77 said...

    first i would change whats in it!!! need a new washer and dryer badly!!

    Kathleen M Smith said...

    I wish I had a laundry room in my apt, but we have a nice onsite laundry room.

    Madonna said...

    we are actually getting ready to do a redo on the laundry room. We are extending a wall, adding shelves and getting a new washer and dryer.

    Abigail said...

    I would make it so it wasn't communal!
    darned apartment living.

    crystalf said...

    I would love to change the color of my laundry room. Everything in it is beige and boring. Thank you!
    crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

    Teresa Thompson said...

    I would make my laundry room bigger.

    Deci Worland MacKinnon said...

    I wish the walls were insulated.

    Sandra Travis said...

    I could use this to get some organizer stuff for the laundry room. It is the most embarrassing room in my house.

    JustAnotherBetsy said...

    I would put the money towards a new water heater.

    Jeanette H. said...

    I would like more storage space

    Cathi said...

    I love the open cupboard idea with baskets but short as I am ... I still wouldn't be able to reach anything. Ha! The thing that I need to change in my laundry most of all is the washer and dryer. Ooooooo.......

    Debra Guillen said...

    I'd like to have some place to hang clothes and lay clothes out to dry that I don't want to put into the dryer.

    MizVickik said...

    I would like a place to hang up clothes.
    Miz Vickik

    Sarah said...

    Aside from the washer and dryer themselves (they work fine, just old - I have envy of all the new ones available!), I have wasted storage space. Definitely need some shelving/storage updates!

    kolpin said...

    the fluorescent lighting has got to go!

    michedt said...

    I'd like to have front loading washer/dryer in my laundry room.
    Michelle Tucker

    Mihaela Day said...

    I need a new dryer

    buzzd said...

    brighter and more fun

    Susan Smoaks said...

    i want to get an island to fold clothes on
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

    Scarlett Graham said...

    I would like to have a larger laundry room.

    lmurley2000 said...

    I need more room and more organization

    lmurley2000@yahoo.com

    Michelle Boor said...

    i would add cubbard space

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