I don’t know about you, but when January rolls around and the holiday decorations get packed away, I have an overwhelming urge to organize, purge, and beautify every single room in my house. I don’t think I’m alone–my friends who volunteer at the local thrift shop tell me that donations skyrocket in January.

This past week, I worked on my laundry room. We’re a busy family of four, so I spend a lot of time doing laundry, and over the years I’ve developed a few shortcuts to make my laundry room organized, functional, and pretty.

Laundry organization and free printable labels | 11 Magnolia Lane

If you don’t have cupboards to hide away your detergent and other laundry supplies–or even if you do–I like to use glass jars to store my products. My powdered detergent sits out on the counter, and I use a repurposed wine bottle to hold white vinegar (I use the vinegar as a laundry booster and to clean my HE machine). A vintage enamelware box holds my fabric softener sheets.

Laundry organization and free printable labels | 11 Magnolia Lane

I mix my own cleaning solutions (get my favorite recipes and free printable labels here), and glass bottles are my favorite for that. I keep stain remover out and easily accessible in the laundry room–we have a lot of messes!

Laundry organization and free printable labels | 11 Magnolia Lane

**DOWNLOAD OUR FREE PRINTABLE LAUNDRY ORGANIZATION LABELS {HERE}.**

Print them out on clear sticker paper and you’re ready to go. If you’d like my source for clear sticker paper and all the other goodies you see in my laundry room, a full source list is at the end of this post.
I included labels for detergent, borax, fabric softener, stain remover, baking soda, and washing soda, so no matter what concoctions you use in your laundry room, you’re covered!

Laundry organization and free printable labels | 11 Magnolia Lane

Here are a few more of my tips for making my laundry room pretty and organized. First, I paint it! Right now, the color on my wall is Glidden’s Almost Aqua (#GLG14).

Second, I use coat hooks to store my ironing board. It’s a small touch, but it’s much prettier than a white wire holder, don’t you think? Visit this post to see how to DIY your own.

Laundry organization and free printable labels | 11 Magnolia Lane

The ironing board cover and laundry baskets are pretty, yet functional. I have one for each child, and then one that my husband and I share. Once laundry is folded, everyone takes a basket to their room to put it away!

I absolutely love my wall-mounted drying rack:

Laundry organization and free printable labels | 11 Magnolia Lane

If you have a lot of clothes that are line-dry, you should definitely look into one of these. My daughter is a ballet dancer and spends six days a week at the studio–so we have leotards and tights coming out our ears. Usually my laundry rack looks like this (#trueconfessions):
Laundry organization and free printable labels | 11 Magnolia Lane

Best of luck with your January organizing. Now, I’m off to fold some laundry!

Want more laundry room inspiration? Just visit us over at 11 Magnolia Lane.

Sources:

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Two gallon canisters (for detergent) — on sale (here)

Clear sticker paper for labels (here) or (here)

Wall mounted drying rack (here), (here), or (here)

Clear glass spray bottles (here)

Enamel box–similar– (here) or (here)

Ironing board cover, laundry baskets, hook rack — HomeGoods

Safety pins stored in repurposed candle jar (candle is here)

Thanks for stopping by~

Final New Christy headshot 2015

 

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