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How To Redo Your Laundry Room

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This post was written in 2016 and updated in 2021 – my Whirlpool machines are still going strong and still helping me to stay completely aught up on laundry!!

If you have a home, laundry is probably the bane of your existence.  I get it, trust me, there are SIX people in my house and 5 of the six do sports in some form or another.  That means MULTIPLE outfits used per day.  Plus, 3 of the six are teens – they stink.  Oh, they stink. LOL!  

So, laundry gets done every day in my home – every single day.  Each day, over an hour of my time is spent in the laundry room.  Many days, more time than that.  Shouldn’t it be a place that makes me happy?  

This place that I spend 7-10 hours in per week should not stress me out!  So, here are my tips for How To Redo Your Laundry Room!

laundry room makeover tips

How to Redo Your Laundry Room:

It doesn’t matter how big or small your laundry room is, breathing a bit of fresh life into it will make your job so much easier!

  1.  Clean it up – Take the time to get the laundry room totally cleaned out.  We don’t really have a big problem in Miller Manor, but in my old house we had a very large laundry room.  Consequently, it was a catch-all room.
  2. Choose a color – I wanted my new laundry room to be bright and fun.  So, I painted it white and chose some cute laundry themed pictures in muted colors (as seen in the picture above).
  3. Spend the money – There is no getting around it… unless we live in a nudist colony, laundry is something that ALWAYS has to be done.  Why constantly fight with equipment that doesn’t perform?  Save your pennies to get a duo that works!  Personally, I recommend this extra capacity washing machine and this electric steam dryer from Whirlpool.
  4. Make it functional – We added a few small shelves and are in the process of adding some hooks.  The shelves keep my dryer top clear and the hooks will allow us to hang clothes straight out of the dryer.
  5. Protect your body – Since we spend tons of time standing in front of our washers and dryers, we need a good rug to stand on.  I suggest a memory foam rug.

I am STILL in love with my new washer and dryer and will be bringing you even more information about them over the next few months.

This post is brought to you by Whirlpool. The content and opinions expressed are that of 3 Boys and A Dog.

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Rose Cottrill

Sunday 1st of May 2016

The house we just bought needs a laundry update. It is in plain basement right now and I want to add some excitement to it. Thanks for these ideas.

Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey

Sunday 1st of May 2016

These are all great ideas for redoing a laundry room! I have to admit we need to redesign ours, I need to put more racks for organization. Also, I love the idea of a memory foam mat! I have to remember to get those not just for the laundry but also for our kitchen!

Jay Simms

Sunday 1st of May 2016

I never thought of adding a rug to my laundry room. I will be going tomorrow to see if I can find a good one. Having kids, I spend a lot of time in front of my dryer.


Sunday 1st of May 2016

These are great ideas! My laundry room is the worst room in the house, and as soon as I have more money I'm going to completely redo it.

Inspiring Kitchen

Sunday 1st of May 2016

These are awesome ideas. I need some shelves in my laundry area. It's time we get it done.