I can hardly call this a makeover really, but since my 2016 goal was to get my house and all of its closets organized, I decided that I should share my quick fix for the little hall closet that serves as a container for all things laundry, among other things.
The internet is filled with gorgeous laundry room reveals. I know, I’ve seen them. This is not one of those reveals. This is my laundry room, er nook. It’s a hole in the wall, just big enough for a stacked washer/dryer unit and you know what, I love it. If I had a proper laundry room, I wouldn’t spend any time in it anyway. Does anyone fold laundry in their laundry room? I wouldn’t know.
Our laundry unit sits in a closet in our living room and I fold laundry sitting on the couch, usually with my two little helpers who aren’t super helpful. We usually get sidetracked with flying. The couch makes for a good runway.
But I digress. The little hall closet is directly across from the laundry nook, so it has naturally become a catch-all for laundry-related items, like detergent and bleach. It’s an awkward little space. The air filtration tank takes up a large chunk of the floor space and the ceiling in here houses the only access to the attic, so I’m somewhat limited in what I can do in here.
That said, I really wanted to get the iron and ironing board in there. Right now, they live in our closet upstairs, so I usually end up ironing in our bedroom. But, we have poor wifi access up there, so I can’t watch trash reality shows while I iron (we don’t have cable), which is the only way ironing is even remotely tolerable.
And if the iron and ironing board were moving into this closet than there needed to be a place to hang all the things that were yet to be ironed.
The only way the ironing board would fit was to remove a shelf, which was easy enough. The shelves aren’t fixed since you need to remove them to access the attic.
So, I removed a shelf and added these fixed mount rod supports under the 2nd shelf.
I used a leftover piece of rod from the girls bedroom closet makeover and that was pretty much it.
I did lose a shelf in here, but I didn’t really need it. I had a basket filled with odds and ends that needed to be cleaned out anyway.
Now, it serves as a proper utility/laundry closet. The toolbox stores a handful of tools for simple household projects. The rest of our tools are in the basement. In addition to all our laundry supplies, I also keep extra hand towels in here for the guest bathroom. Two closets down, three to go!