8.15.2011

Featuring You: Ikea's Expedit in the Laundry Room

Since there is SO much great inspiration out there, I decided to begin a new series here on Delightful Order. I'm calling it FEATURING YOU!

Today's Featuring You is showcasing a great friend of mine, Janelle.  She is a highly organized mother of six boys!  Yes, I said six boys! If you remember, way back when, I showed you the baby sprinkle that we threw for her when she was expecting her last baby.

With six growing boys, Janelle needed some organization in the laundry room. She has a great BIG laundry room, on the lower level of her 3 story home and she wanted to have the majority of her boys' clothing to stay in the laundry room.  No dressers in the bedroom, she wanted it all contained to the laundry room.
 She chose to go with the Expedit Bookcase from Ikea to store all the clothing.
 Seriously, this is such a great idea!  I wonder how I can make that work in my own home.
All the kiddo's have to do after a long day, is go to one place, remove their clothes, drop them in the dirty clothes basket, get their jammies on & do it all over again in the morning. NO more clothes on their bedroom floors, NO more having to hall clothes to the bedrooms to put them away into dressers.
 Simply Genius, I say.
 The bins are from Ikea as well.  They hold socks and underwear and swim trunks.
 Great organization Janelle!

Do you have a delightfully organized space? Or what about a beautifully decorated room?  Want to show it off and inspire others? I would be delighted to spotlight YOU and introduce you to my readers. Go HERE for more information on Featuring YOU!

Have you used Ikea products in your laundry room?  Do you have a great solution for storing clothing?  Do share, I'd LOVE to hear from you. 


20 comments:

  1. I am a mother of four boys and I'm happy to see that another mom out there leaves all the clothes in the laundry area as well. I use the cubicles from target the same way she uses the expedit. =)

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  2. great idea. you just have to do something like that with that many kids. Otherwsise, there would be clothes everywhere! lol

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  3. I just found your blog- so much great stuff! I'll definitely be spending some time in your archives to get up to date on all of the great projects you've worked on.

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  4. Awesome idea! Thanks for sharing. : )

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  5. Fabulous! I have only 3 boys and think this is fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I LOVE this idea!! When I one day no longer have my "laundry room" in my hallway, I will most likely implement this. Its genius, just like you said! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  7. That's a great idea, but I wouldn't be able to keep it neat for long. And I only have 1 kid! I think it is because I hate to fold :)

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  8. I'm downsizing to a townhouse in a couple of weeks and I love all your organization tips. I've read all your posts tonight and now I'm too stiff to get out of my chair and go to bed! But I can't wait to implement your ideas! Thanks!

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  9. What a great idea.I have a dresser for each of my boys in the laundry room and have been trying to figure out how to cram another one in there for our next baby, but could not make it work. I love the Idea of the expidit bookcase because you can add onto it as you have more children. I have room to fit 2 of the 5x4 units. which will hold alot more than the 3 dressers currently in use.

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  10. This is one smart Mom! She saved herself a lot of work from running up/down the stairs and carrying the clothes everywhere. I would imagine it would also give the boys more space in their room to play (although I imagine with a large home it's not an issue.)I think this is a great idea if you have a lot of kids! The only downside is having this so far away in the basement/lower level. It would be even better if they had an upstairs laundry room near the boy's rooms (I am assuming they are upstairs, lol.)

    The Duggars (t.v. show) had a central laundry room/closet that held all of their clothes and it worked great for them. I thought that idea was brilliant too.

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  11. Actually, this is a finished basement, and a few of the bedrooms are downstairs.

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  12. This is genius! I want it in my laundry room! And I only have one child! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  13. I have always wanted to do this...however, I have a very tiny laundry room. This is wonderful, not only for kids but I think my sweet husband would love this also!! (>;
    Thanks for sharing!!

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  14. I do this with my four boys using the IKEA wardrobe closets (without the doors). I love it!...funny, they still don't get their clothes in the laundry basket 4 ft. away, but atleast the clothes are on the floor in the room where they need to get washed!

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  15. I think the pajamas are on the bottom shelves... I love this idea! I have used a bookcase and everyone has had a shelf on it, but I like the cubbys for each type of clothing and everyone has a section.

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  16. Oh my gosh, I have four boys ages 8,5,3& 1. I use the same system! but I use it in their closet (which is up stairs) I LOVE this idea!!! I wonder how I can get this to work in my small laundry area?!

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  17. I am considering this for my laundry room. I have three boys. How do the clothes stay so neat. I think that all the clothes that are folded up would be rumpled or falling on the floor which would drive me crazy.

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  18. This is awesome! My husband did the same exact thing for his clothes...

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  19. Ok, I love this! Mom of 4 boys here and this is a much easier way to find your clothes! I'm redoing the closet this way! Thanks!

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