Thursday, August 1, 2013

6 Laundry Room Tips for a #BrilliantHEClean + Home Depot Gift Card and Tide Sample Giveaway



Getting your clothes clean is time consuming and usually ends up at the bottom of a long list of household chores. The average family does around 400 loads of laundry each year. That is a whole lot of time spent in the laundry room. Doing laundry doesn’t have to be at the bottom of your list any longer. With products like Tide and Maytag, and a functional, well-designed space, you can get clothes clean in one wash and have more time to spend with your family and friends.
The Home Depot is your one-stop shop for finding everything you need for your laundry room, including great cleaning products, appliances, organizing, storage and decorating items. To celebrate the #BrilliantHEClean campaign, Home Depot is offering a $100 gift card with the purchase of a Maytag Powerwash machine and 150 oz. Tide.
 
 I am personally a huge Home Depot and Maytag fan. Our new High Efficiency Dryer is Maytag and it dries our clothes QUICK! Plus it has a lot of neat "smart" features. It is definitely a great brand.
 
To kick off the promotion, I’ve partnered with Proctor and Gamble, Home Depot, Maytag and Jenny Komenda, decorator and blogger at The Little Green Notebook to help share tips on how to create a more efficient space in your laundry room.
 
 
Jenny’s tips for redesigning and organizing your laundry room:

 Tip #1: 
Dealing with a dark, cave-like laundry room is a chore in and of itself! By taking off the doors on a few of your upper cabinets, you'll open up the space and create a place to store baskets. In this laundry room, we assigned baskets for every member of the house, which makes sorting a breeze! 
 
Tip #2: 
Why not decoupage or paint insides of cabinets for a fun pop of color? It's a guaranteed smile each and every time you reach for your detergent.
 
Tip #3: 
Don't like the cabinets, floors and countertops in your laundry room? Every surface can be painted or resurfaced! For less than $30 in materials, the outdated linoleum, brick pavers and old, dark cabinets were updated in this laundry room with paint and with a concrete overlay product.
 
Tip #4
A rolling laundry butler can be your best friend, doing triple duty with a hanging bar, a rolling basket and a drying rack. It's the perfect choice for a laundry room with limited space that hasn't been updated in a few decades.
 
Tip #5: 
Don't neglect your laundry room walls! Hanging interesting art and mirrors will elevate your room and make it feel less utilitarian and more “homey”. Suddenly those 400 loads of laundry most of us will do this year might actually be enjoyable!
 
Tip #6: 
Use a slab of stone or a simple piece of painted MDF on top of the washer/dryer units to create a folding station and to prevent socks from slipping in between the appliances.
 

 
#BrilliantHEClean Sweepstakes

You can also visit www.tideandmaytag.com to enter the Brilliant Clean sweepstakes. One winner will be chosen at random to receive an e-design consultation by Jenny, a Maytag Washer and Dryer, a year’s supply of Tide and $5,000! Ten runners up will receive a year’s supply of Tide.
 
 #BrilliantHEClean Prize Pack GIVEAWAY:

One lucky reader will win the following prize pack to help kick start your laundry room redesign:

*$50 Home Depot Gift Card
*Tide Samples

**TO ENTER- Enter using the Rafflecopter below. Note: It may take a moment for the Rafflecopter to load. If you are reading this via RSS or Email, please visit the website to enter**
 
 
Disclaimer: The information and gift packs (one for a reader and one for myself) were provided to me on behalf of P&G, Home Depot and Maytag. I was not compensated in any other way. 

45 comments:

Sherrie Cruson said...

SHERRIE C.

Tip #2 is my favorite. I like the idea of painting the inside of my laundry cabinets for a pop of color :)

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Elena said...

I like tip #3

Sandra Davis said...

i like Tip #5:
Don't neglect your laundry room walls! Hanging interesting art and mirrors will elevate your room and make it feel less utilitarian and more “homey”. Suddenly those 400 loads of laundry most of us will do this year might actually be enjoyable!

Nancy said...

I like Tip # 4 about using a rolling laundry butler!

Nancy
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runningbetty said...

Just in time, I am building a laundry room this month in my garage! I've never seen a rolling laundry butler before. Cool.

AnnaZed said...

"A rolling laundry butler can be your best friend" I really need one of those
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Cheryl said...

Tip number 4: the rolling laundry helper.

MANDY83 said...

A rolling laundry butler can be your best friend, doing triple duty with a hanging bar, a rolling basket and a drying rack.

Amanda Sakovitz

Amy Orvin said...

My favorite is Tip #5

jerseygirl137 said...

Tip # 4 is my favorite

Becca said...

I love the tip about the folding table that also prevents items from falling between the two machines. sbcashortie at hotmail dot com

kellyr78 said...

I like the tip to hang interesting art and mirrors in the laundry room.
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abfantom said...

I like Tip #3: Don't like the cabinets, floors and countertops in your laundry room? Every surface can be painted or resurfaced! For less than $30 in materials, the outdated linoleum, brick pavers and old, dark cabinets were updated in this laundry room with paint and with a concrete overlay product.

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tat2gurlzrock said...

I like the first 2 tips!

tarter95 said...

I like tip #3..about re surfacing. Great idea.

JenD said...

I like the tip about decorating the room with mirrors and decore to make it less dungeon-like

--Jennifer Dysart

Melissa Storms said...

I think I like tip #2 the most, I think it would be a nice surprise when the cabinets are opened.
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Tammigirl said...

I love the decoupage idea. I might even like it on one of the walls. Too much?

polly said...

I like Tip#2 the best

Deb K said...

I like Tip # 4 about using a rolling laundry butler!

Tammy Shelton said...

I like Tip #5 the best... but ALL are good!

tina reynolds said...

tip #4 would be so awesome for me love it

Natasha said...

I like tip #2 and I think Im actually going to try to do that!!

Ellen said...

I like Tip #3:
Don't like the cabinets, floors and countertops in your laundry room? Every surface can be painted or resurfaced! For less than $30 in materials, the outdated linoleum, brick pavers and old, dark cabinets were updated in this laundry room with paint and with a concrete overlay product.

furygirl3132 said...

I like Tip #5..making my laundry room walls look nice might actually make me want to do laundry a lot more than I do now. Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway!

Eloise
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jtedd said...

I like the tip about assigning baskets for everyone. Great idea

ellie said...

I like Tip #4
A rolling laundry butler can be your best friend.

Cylina Williams said...

Tip number 3, painting surfaces, what a great idea!

LauraJJ said...

Oh my favorite tip is Tip #4
A rolling laundry butler! This would be very helpful in my laundry room!

Lisa Garner said...

I like Tip #5 to not neglect laundry room walls.

Jill Myrick (jsc123) said...

My favorite is Tip #1. I love the idea of opening up the cabinets and using multi colored baskets for each family member.

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kolpin said...

I like Tip #5, about hanging interesting art and mirrors. So simple...why didn't I think of that?!

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susan1215 said...

I like Tip #4
A rolling laundry butler can be your best friend.

Deb Christie said...

The tip to use a rolling laundry butler is the best one for me.

ewhatley said...

Tip 1 is my fave. I have one full wall of shelves in the laundry room and I removed the sliding doors which gives me easy access and also opens up the room.

annemarie562000 said...

Tip Number 4 is my favorite!

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brich2222 said...

A rolling laundry butler is another favorite tip

Barbara Rumfield said...

I love tip #4

Angela Cash said...

My favorite is Tip #5: Hang interesting art and mirrors. I am an artist and the laundry room would be the perfect place to hang a few pieces to liven up the space.

Angela Cash said...

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guettel78 said...

Tip #5 is my favorite -- our laundry space is so drab, so adding some nice art or color to the walls would make a world of difference!

Geoff K
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Janice Crespo said...

Use baskets on shelves instead of cabinets - such a handy idea!

Cjnedrow said...

I like Tip #6:
Use a slab of stone or a simple piece of painted MDF on top of the washer/dryer units to create a folding station and to prevent socks from slipping in between the appliances.
cjnedrow gmail dot com

Brian E. said...

Thanks for the giveaway…creating a folding station atop your washer / dryer with a piece of MDF.

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Thomas Murphy said...

I like tip 2

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