Do you store items on top of your washer and dryer? Detergent bottles, spray stain remover, a laundry trash can…the possibilities are endless.
If you have a front-loader, you are well aware that they occasionally sound like a jet plane taking off. And all of that rumbling around makes my detergent bottles walk right off and fall on the floor.
So how do I fix that?
With shelf liner.
There are a million reasons to use it on top of your washer and dryer:
- It keeps the top of your appliances looking like new.
- It is super easy to replace when it gets messy.
- It’s very easy to wipe clean of detergent or other spills.
- It provides a slight ‘grip’ which keeps your stored items from walking off of the edge.
- It looks nice and neat…and who doesn’t like that?!
During my recent laundry room clean-up, I replaced all of the shelf liner on top of my washer and dryer. And this 7-minute makeover did not disappoint!
First, I took everything off the tops of my washer and dryer. This was no small feat considering the mess I had gotten myself in. I had taken off the shelf liner about a month ago because I had spilled a lot of detergent on top. I didn’t take the time to replace it immediately and…well, you see the disgusting result. It was really much worse than this picture reveals.
After removing every single item, I washed down the tops and the outside of my appliances.
Then I rolled out the shelf liner so it measured completely from one side of the washer top to the other. I want the top completely covered so Oxi Clean granules and lint don’t get stuck in any cracks along the sides.
I cut the shelf liner at the desired length, smoothed out with my hands, and then placed my most used items on top.
The final result is oh so refreshing!
(I usually do not have this many items on top of my washer and dryer. When I store this many bottles and containers on top, it has a tendency to get even more messy. However, my huge baby belly prevents me from reaching up to those shelves above the machine!)
Why did I put off doing this task when it literally only took me 7 or 8 minutes to complete?! And the end result is so fabulous!