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I have just experienced the best thing in my life; the family closet. I turned my laundry room into a laundry room/family closet. Now, I can wash, dry, fold and put away all in one room. No more lugging laundry baskets or keeping kids closets organized. A winter hanging closet and a summer hanging closet and a cubby for each person in the family. I have now converted the kids closets into shelves for all their toys, games, etc. This keeps it up off of their floor. My laundry time has decreased by more than half.
By BarwickJ from Ottumwa, IA
I am also with Pixie. I wany my clothes in my bedroom where I can dress in privacy. And I do not want to have to go to another room to get my clothes. It doesn't take that much effort to transfer clothes from the laundry room to the bedroom.
This may never be an issue with most of you but it was with me. The laundry room doesn't have any standard doors that would support a hanger hook. And had we had any, they were all where we would go around the corner and run into the hangers, even us short people.
The breaker box door was the perfect location as it was out of the way. Problem was the hook hung down and so all the hangers slid to the front. I didn't have a 1x2 or even a scrap piece of wood or plastic to use so I came up with this. Just an old measuring scoop and some tape and it works perfectly. You could also use the wood scrap, jar lid, tiny cat treat can, old cassette holder or anything that brings it up level.
Hope this helps! PBP
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Try U.S. Plastics, they are in Ohio. I have gotten good stuff from them.
I had a white, metal cabinet that I used in my kitchen years ago. I've moved it to the laundry room. I was able to add two shelves to it by disassembling the white, metal unit I had that stood over the commode in the bathroom.
On the wall in my laundry room, I put some of the removable 3M Command hooks, the large size. I keep hangers on them so when I pull laundry out of the dryer, I can hang it up right away.
With 5 in our family and a small laundry room, this can be a challenge for us. The kids each have a basket in their rooms. Then there's a 'general' basket in the bathroom.
I found a great time-saving tip for laundry day. I use different colored baskets for different loads of laundry, ie: white basket-white clothes, red basket-bright clothes, blue for dark clothes, and green for hubby's work clothes...
I went to an estate sale and purchased two very rough bathroom spacesavers. They were only $5.00 for both and I thought if nothing else I could use them for shelving.
I like clothes baskets and I used to buy them all in white. To make it easier on my family and me, I bought different colored baskets for each person in the house. No more guessing which basket is mine.
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By Bevy M. from Melbourne, Victoria
Wish I could help but I, probably like most people, don't know what the mm measurements are. I would not know how to convert the mm's to feet, yard, etc.
I think your mm measurements equal to:
440 = 1 ft 5>"
2020 = 6 ft 7.5"
820 = 2 ft 8"
Is this correct: 6'7.5" tall x 1'5" wide x 2' 8" deep?
Or are you referring the 6'7.5" length be horizontal instead of height?
Either way it would be better to know a little bit more about what type of items you wish to store. You mentioned linens but if this is your laundry room then there may be too much moisture for storing this unless you plan to make tight fitting doors.
Mainly I would think you would measure the height and width of any of your potential items and make your shelves accordingly (distance in height if cabinet is tall).
Your unit is not going to be very wide (1'5") so keep this in mind when planning contents. It seems you already have a lot of storage space but maybe you plan to make changes there also?
Your shelves now accommodate linens so maybe the moisture is low in this area. Someone will probably give you some better ideas as Thrift has a lot of "space" conscious responders.
Check at Home Depot and Lowes. I got a similar cabinet for my basement that someone had ordered, paid for, and never pick up. I got it for just a few dollars--cheaper than what I could have made it for.
Tips for organizing your laundry area. Post your ideas.
Set empty Kleenex box near dryer and toss lint from the dryer's lint catcher in to it.
By Lori Goldstein
I have my laundry basket sitting on a small table. It sure saves on my back .
We collect our dryer lint in a Kleenex box as Lori Goldstein recommends. We use it when we camp out to get fires going quickly. We also throw the lint outside in the early spring months and the birds will use it to line their nests.
I had my husband install a wooden rod over my washer and dryer. As I take the shirts and pants out of the drier I immediately hang them on hangers that are on the rod. This keeps them wrinkle free and makes it easier to put them away later. I can also hang clothes to dry.