A Cute & Organized ‘Laundry Room’ in a Closet!

A Cute & Organized 'Laundry Room' in a Closet!

Ever since she moved in to her new place last year, my daughter Courtney and I had been talking about how cute and organized her laundry area could be with a few accessories. While her laundry “room” is actually just a small closet with louvered doors, she’s very lucky to have her own washer and dryer IN her apartment!

A Cute & Organized 'Laundry Room' in a Closet!

One day we got inspired to take action, so we headed off to Homegoods and got the goods for a little makeover! In addition to a few items we already had, we found a couple of new art canvases, a rug, a rack for the wall and shoe pockets for organizing products.

A Cute & Organized 'Laundry Room' in a Closet!

A Cute & Organized 'Laundry Room' in a Closet!

We set everything up, hung the art, organized the space and the makeover was complete before dinner time. Easy peasy!

A Cute & Organized 'Laundry Room' in a Closet!

I’m a big believer in simplifying everything as much as possible so you can make progress without feeling overwhelmed. If you have larger rooms, break bigger projects down into smaller tasks you can complete. You’ll feel empowered by progress and inspired by the momentum!

A Cute & Organized 'Laundry Room' in a Closet!
I remember having my laundry room in a closet in two of our houses when my kids were small. It seemed like the only way to keep it tidy would be to do laundry every day. And WHO IN THE WORLD WOULD WANT TO DO LAUNDRY EVERY DAY? Not me (or so I thought). I did everything I could possibly do to avoid doing laundry. I could stuff dirty laundry in that closet like a BOSS. Until one day I realized that actually doing the laundry wasn’t nearly as frustrating as NOT doing the laundry. :)

A Cute & Organized 'Laundry Room' in a Closet!

Do you have a small space you could organize and beautify this week?

You might have seen a peek at this laundry space in my brand new book . Simple Organizing is about making the most of the space you have, whether you live in an apartment or a house! You can make every area of your home prettier, tidier and more functional.

Take a tour of Courtney’s new place (move in tour!) and follow her for more updates.

A Cute & Organized 'Laundry Room' in a Closet!

Mirrored Closet Doors

Mirrored Closet Doors

Happy Monday, friends! When I shared my master bedroom makeover a couple of weeks ago I had quite a few questions about whether or not we still had our mirrored closet doors! Yep, we sure do!

I snapped a couple of cell phone pics for you last night so you could see that they are still here (and Lily wanted to say hi).

I’ve considered changing the doors out and will probably do that at some point. But for now I like that they expand the size of the space and reflect more light, especially since it’s such a small room. And it’s really nice to have a full length mirror when you’re getting ready in the morning!

Mirrored Closet Doors
Changing these doors just hasn’t been a top priority project. Plus I have a potential future project that might require me moving them, anyway, so I’m kind of holding out until I know for sure what I’m doing. :) Fortunately the frames are white so they fit in O.K. for now.

I do think one set is enough in this space, however, and we have a second set on the other side of the room. If I was going to change even just one set, I’d change out this far side to quiet the room a bit and so you don’t see yourself walking into the room all the time (and so it doesn’t reflect the room back down the hall!).

Hope that clears up the mystery of the mirrored doors!

Do you have projects around your house that are like #175,645 on your list, but you still believe you’ll get to them, ha!?

Bedroom makeover and sources: Master Bedroom post
Framed art:  / 

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