Laundry Room Essentials

September 26th, 2013

What makes the perfect laundry room? A washer and dryer are obvious, but beyond those functional appliances, there are design elements and practical solutions that make the daily necessity of washing clothes less of a chore. We all have laundry to do, but if you take the time to plan out your space and include the extra essentials, the space can be a pleasant place to get the job done.

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Storage. Detergent, fabric softener, bleach, stain removers, and those single socks seeking a mate. You’ve got to have a place for them, so a few cabinets or shelves are absolutely key. Supplementing with baskets and bins or clear containers to hold smaller items keeps the space organized.

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A Folding Surface.  In my own laundry room, I have a plain white laminate countertop where I do all the folding – just that 2 x 4’ amount of space makes all the difference in the world. It’s not just a few beach towels that hang out there on a daily basis, in our busy home there are many piles of clothing being folded and sorted and sent to their destination. Check out Wilsonart’s many laminate solutions for creating a laundry room folding surface in your home.

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Pressed Leaf Print Giveaway

September 24th, 2013

Last week I wrote about one of my favorite new finds Flat Flower Designs – an Etsy shop that specializes pressed leaf prints. I framed one and hung it on the wall to bring a touch of autumn to the living room this fall. Today the shop is giving away some of their beautiful botanical prints to four winners!

leaf print on wall

Four winners will receive their choice of a print to frame in your home. Choose from ferns or leaves, orchid blossoms, feathers, and many other blooms. Could you use a little bit more nature around the house?

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  Eligibility to be one of four winners of a complimentary botanical print:

1. Visit Flat Flower Designs on Etsy and pick a favorite, then name it in a comment on this blog post.

Four winners chosen at random. Giveaway ends Saturday September 28, 2013 at midnight PST. By entering this giveaway you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry.


Winner: #21 Ann; #113 Julie R; #203 Chelsea W; #380 Nancy K.

Winners notified via email.