the make-over project:

your complete laundry make-over guide


which is what prompted this post {note to self} and inspired this amazing giveaway from our friends at Howards Storage World {scroll down for details}

Okay, to get your {my} laundry back to an organised/ ‘leave the door open’ room in the house, {as opposed to ‘quick shut the door, it’s so messy in there’}, I’ve compiled tips, tricks, searched out some amazing must-have products + organised an amazing giveaway that will make-over even the-most disorganised laundry…
I hope these help, and if you have any tips of your own, do share! NY x

my top 10 ‘organising your laundry’ tips

1. Set up a central three-bin/bag sorter in your laundry, one for whites, coloureds and delicates/hand-washables.  Everyone in the family should be able to separate lights and darks.

2. Keep dry cleaning away from the laundry to avoid confusion {and clutter}. A bag with handles, kept in the closet, works well.

3. Keep everything you need near the washing machine, on a shelf preferably at eye level. If you don’t have room, try a rolling caddie that slides between the washer and dryer.

4. Decant powders into boxes with lids – the wide openings are perfect for easy access and you can instantly see how much is left.

5. Arrange products from left to right in the order you use them. For example, start with stain removers, then follow with bleaches and detergent, then fabric softener, and lastly spray-on starch and distilled water for ironing. Be sure to keep bleach and ammonia away from each other; when mixed, they can produce toxic fumes.

6. Boxes or baskets on the shelf make grouped bottled items more accessible and less likely to topple over and leak. For example, keep stain removers, both commercial and homemade, in one box.

7. Keep a drying rack handy in the laundry for drip-dry items.

8. Attach an ironing-board hanger to the wall so the board and iron are secure and out of the way but easily accessible.

9. Install a rod in the laundry room on which to hang clothes as you iron; or install a hook over the top of a door to serve the same purpose.

10. Keep clothes hangers and mesh bags for delicates with your cleaning supplies or in a nearby cabinet.

my four fave laundry must-haves

From top {clockwise}: 1. Laundry hampers, from $39.95 – CLICK HERE to shop; 2. Three Divider Laundry Cart Large, $155.00 – CLICK HERE to shop; 3. Laundry/Soaking Powder Set – White $44.95 – CLICK HERE to shop; 4. Ultra Hiphold Laundry Basket White, $38.95 – CLICK HERE to shop

the need-to-know-info {print this out!}
The-Laundry-Room copy

the insider/expert advice

the ulitmate laundry MAKE-OVER PROJECT  giveaway

We have 1 x Neata Laundry Solution In White {pictured left – value $854.00 – click here for all the prize details}
+ 6 x Howards Flex Tub Oval 25L {value $15.95 each} up for grabs. {Installation is not included in the prize.}

This Custom Laundry Solution, from Howards Storage World, has been designed to create a versatile and durable work space within your laundry.

It includes a large bench area for sorting and folding, plenty of ventilated shelves and even a space for the washing machine. This is one giveaway you’ll want to win for an organised well functioning laundry space!


Leave a COMMENT below {in the comment box} telling us why you ‘need, must, absolutely-have-to’ WIN this laundry solution + ATTACH a pic of your laundry {don’t bother tidying it up}! {We’d also love to see the winner’s laundry – and share the pix on the blog – once it’s all installed and organised!}

{This post was done in collaboration with our friends at Howards Storage World
CLICK HERE for more of their amazing Laundry – and rest of the house – Organisation Solutions.}