If you follow Mama’s Laundry Talk on Facebook, you know that I had my first (of hopefully many) visits to Ikea this weekend.
And I’m hooked.
We needed some bedroom furniture for my 2 oldest girls and Ikea came highly recommended. We didn’t have a huge budget and my husband is a pretty handy guy, so Ikea’s way of doing things works okay for us.
Thankfully, we found some ideal furniture for their room.
I won’t go on and on about how much I loved that store and how it is truly an organizer’s dream. Because all of you who have an Ikea nearby already know that.
But for those of you who don’t, I had to take a few laundry pictures.
What’s that? You don’t go to stores and take pictures of their laundry set-ups?
Hmmm. Maybe it’s just me then.
My absolute favorite thing in this laundry set-up is the hanging drying rack. It’s like a hanging pot rack in your kitchen…but for laundry. I love it! If you have a very small laundry room like I do, it’s a great way to access your vertical space.
I have my washer and dryer on pedestals, which provide a fairly decent amount of storage space. Ikea’s pull out wire bins on both sides of the washer are a good alternative for storage. The $139 price tag includes everything in the picture, including the countertop.
This was Ikea’s example of a more spacious laundry area. The counters on top of the washer and dryer are ideal if you need a spot to fold and don’t have pedestals to add height. And I adore the little drying rack on the top left. It’s compact enough to not be obtrusive, but plenty of room to hang dry all of your unmentionables. The hooks in the middle of the area are extra-large clothespins that could also drip dry small items that don’t need to go through the dryer.
What are your thoughts?
Are these your ideal laundry rooms? Are they missing something you deem vitally important in your laundry routine? Do you own any of these laundry organizational tools?
I’d love to hear your critique!