Okay...so it's actually a "closet" with a door...but considering the size of the "Love Shack" in general, I'm calling it a "room"...so sorry about the "fuzzy photo"...it's all I've got...
The entire time that my son lived in this home while he was in school over the last four years, he never "maximized" this space. This closet has been transformed into my "laundry room" by simply pushing over the rack that holds the stackable unit "over" towards the water connection and "back" as far as possible without crushing the dryer hose. I actually squeezed in here and had to have my DH help me push...I was calling out to him and he came into the kitchen looking for me and couldn't find me...lol I kept saying "I'm in here"...and he's like "where"..."in here in the laundry room"...
So pushing the "unit" back allowed me to add my "cannot live without" wire racks to the door so that I can store my can goods here and not waste valuable cupboard space for cans. I really like how you can see everything when you put your cans in these racks as well. I've had them everywhere I've ever lived...here is a photo of my pantry here in the apartment...
So we left the old racks on the door here at the apartment because we didn't want to worry about holes in the doors, etc., so we bought new ones for the "Love Shack" and they work great on the new door because it is a wider door on the "Laundry Room".
So next I concentrated on the "small" space next to the stack-ables...all 10 inches of it...lol
At Lowe's I found this wonderful "rolling drawer" storage bin and was so thrilled with the size because I knew that it would work for this space. There are other "laundry" carts that roll in-between the space allowed in most of your traditional washer and dryer "rooms/closets"...however, I didn't like the fact that you actually had to "roll" the entire unit out in order to see and use all of your supplies. While, this baby, has a recessed area on top to hold my large bottles of detergents, etc., and the drawers hold everything from candles, dusting products, paper goods and other laundry items. Cool beans :}
So to maximize the "wall" space in my "Laundry Room" I added two racks on the side wall. The first one sets way back and is lower than I'd have liked on the wall (darn electrical box) and it is a broom/mop holder and my cleaning tools actual fit next to the rolling rack...yeah! The second one is higher up and towards the front of the "room" and it holds my iron, ironing board and spray bottles. We haven't brought the ironing board as yet but I measured to make sure that it would fit here. I could have hung this on the door itself and perhaps put my can racks on the side wall but the reality is...I do not iron all that much while I cook everyday and wanted access to what I use the most on the door.
The only thing that I want to add to the "Laundry Room" next is a light because it's a little dark inside and I need to do some shopping to find the right application here because there is no other power supply but that big ugly electrical box on the wall....hmmmm
Last weeks post Riding the Railswas getting so long that I saved this "tip" for this post because it is actually "laundry" related...even though it's not located actually in the "Laundry Room". Remember this great towel bar/rack that I found at IKEA:
You know how we all have those delicate items that we do not want to put into the dryer, for one reason or another, and instead of "hanging" them on the shower curtain rod...I can simply hang mine here!
Hope you all enjoyed my tips for today's post! Not sure if I'll have time to post next week because the movers come on Monday to pack us and on Tuesday they load and unload us...it's going to be a long day, I'm sure...wish us luck! Till then hope you all have a wonderful week, fondly, Roberta