This DIY Laundry Detergent Storage Idea is great for reducing clutter in the laundry room, and doubles as decor!
Growing up, my parents put a lot of emphasis on spending time together as a family. We were constantly playing together and attending family get-togethers in an effort to spend as much time together as possible. Truth be told, these family events would, more often than not, become a messy affair. You couldn’t get the family together without the threat of food fights or the kids rolling around in the dirt. These shenanigans often led to more than our fair share of stains in our clothes, whether it be from good old fashioned dirt or handfuls of food. My family has always been a bit unconventional, so, when it was time for me to start my own I didn’t hesitate to encourage the same sort of closeness between us.
That being said, we still suffer from the same amount, if not more, of stains in our clothing. While playing together certainly has its advantages, it also has it disadvantages and those are usually just the fact that I have double the work to do when it comes to doing laundry. I hate stains and it seems like no matter what we’re doing as family, there’s always our fair share of stains to be had on our clothing. Mostly it’s dirt from playing outside or grass stains (soccer!), but there’s also the occasional sweat stain to contend with. Dirt and sweat are two of my most formidable laundry foes and I’ve tried just about everything in my power to get rid of them when I come up against them.
Incidentally, Wisk Deep Clean® liquid detergent was always one of the detergents that my own Mom used to get the stains out of our clothes way back when, too (did you know that they were the first liquid laundry detergent – I had no idea!). Laundry detergent has evolved a lot over the past century, but just like Mom, I still use the Wisk Deep Clean® Original Detergent, which I get at Walmart, found easily in the laundry aisle (or you need have sensitive skin, you can buy the sensitive skin variant at Amazon).
DIY Laundry Decluttering Ideas
I’m sure we all know how cluttered the laundry area can get, with the detergent(s), stain removers, dryer sheets, etcetera – so that’s why I wanted to show you how easy it is to hideall your laundry-stuffs in these super easy DIYs! All you need is a wicker basket and baby wipes container (yes, you read that right – bare with me)!
I love the idea of repurposing items, especially those baby wipe container tubs! They come in handy for so many things, but who would have thought that you could use them to hide your dryer sheets? Whether you decide to use a wicker basket to hide your laundry-stuffs or not, you can hide that ugly box of dryer sheets that’s half-ripped and falling apart!
Use a Baby Wipes Container To Keep Dryer Sheets Fresh:
Clean out an empty baby wipes container and dry thoroughly
Place your dryer sheets in the tub and pull one through the opening
Not only will this keep your dryer sheets in tact, but it will help your dryer sheets stay fresh longer!
Use a Wicker Basket To Declutter The Laundry Area:
Start by clearing off your washer (if it’s front loading) and/or dryer. Leave out just what you need to get your clothes clean (no homeless socks!)
Get 1 or 2 wicker baskets
Place your laundry detergent and stain pre-treaters/fabric softener in the basket above the washing machine, and your dryer sheets in the basket above the dryer
That’s it! Not only have you decluttered, but you also just updated your laundry room look!
Happy 60th Anniversary, Wisk!
Wisk wants you to celebrate their 60th Anniversary with them! Not only can you get the toughest stains out of your clothes, but you can also save a little moola doing so – look for a coupon in this Sunday’s 4/10 inserts 🙂