For more storage capacity, look for shelving opportunities in wasted space!
I certainly can’t complain about my laundry room. It’s a nice size and out of the way, but one thing that was bothering me was the large area of wasted space over my washer and dryer.
(If you’re wondering about my wall texture, it’s tissue paper painted to the wall that my mom helped me with. I love it! You can learn more about the technique at HGTV )
My super duper hubby knows me so well after 21 years that he read my mind and decided to surprise me and put up shelves! (ok.. so maybe I may have mentioned this out loud a time or six, but I was surprised when he told me he was going to do it.) We’re partial to the wire shelving for out of the way areas since it’s easy to work with and tends to give the most storage area. It’s also adjustable so as our needs change then we can adjust the shelves to accommodate !
The task that took the longest was measuring and leveling the brackets and making sure that all were securely on studs to hold the weight of what he knew I was going to load onto those shelves!
He then placed all the brackets for each level, using one of my detergents as a guide for the spacing, and then meticulously measured the length he’d need to cut the shelves…
…on my carpet.
If this isn’t proof that men are clueless as to what women are thinking, then I don’t know what is! I guess one reason we have been oddly compatible for over 21 years is that later, when I step on one of those little sharp pieces of wire with my bare feet, I will remember how grateful I am that he put the shelves up in my laundry room! (After a few other thoughts…)
After a few small adjustments and trims to each shelf, the project was complete.
Tommy squashed the wasted space in about 2 hours! Then it was time for me to fill up those shelves!
Wasted Space – Meet Shelving!