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  1. How to Organize a Laundry Room

    Increase efficiency in your laundry room with these simple storage and organization projects. Learn how to install a folding table, add a soap dispenser, find space for a hanging rack, install an all-purpose wall cabinet, and create storage space on a laundry tub.

Other Projects for DIYers from The Family Handyman:

  1. Clothes Washer: Keep Your Washing Machine from Flooding the Laundry Room

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    Install an automatic washing machine shutoff valve to prevent expensive flooding due to broken hoses, leaky valves or other malfunctions, especially when you're not home. You’ll have greater peace of mind.

  2. Convert an Unfinished Laundry Area Into a Laundry Room

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    Create a fresh, clean work space in your laundry room. We walk you through the toughest part—reworking the plumbing and adding the new sink. Follow these how-to photos and instructions to turn your unfinished laundry area into a finished laundry room that'll better meet your needs.

  3. How to Install a Laundry Chute

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    You'll love the convenience of a laundry chute. It'll save you time and energy with fewer trips up and down stairs. We show you how to find a wall location and install one.

  4. Avoiding a Laundry Room Flood in an Upstairs Laundry Room

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    Second floor laundry rooms can create a lot of damage if the wash machine leaks. We'll show you four DIY steps to prevent a water catastrophe. You won't have to spend a lot of time or money, and you'll safeguard against an upstairs flood.

  5. Upgrade Your Laundry Sink

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    Replace a grungy laundry sink with a new one and upgrade with a soap dispenser and faucet with a pull-out spout. It's usually a simple half-day project.

  6. Install Vinyl Flooring in a Laundry Room

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    We'll show you how to measure, cut and install a new sheet vinyl floor. No special skills are needed, just patience and attention to detail will give you great results.

  7. Septic System: How to Filter Out Laundry Lint

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    Lint from washing machines, much of it nondegradable, can clog up septic fields and shorten their useful life by years. A fine mesh lint trap can make a huge difference.

  8. Wood Work Bench

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    This simple wood work bench is perfect for a garage or utility room, and it takes up almost no floor space. It's also great as a potting bench or laundry table.

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Other Articles for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. Installing a Laundry Chute - Bob Vila Radio - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    By installing a laundry chute, you can harness the power of gravity to make one of life's dreaded chores much less strenuous.

  2. Laundry Chute - So, You Want to... - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Installing a laundry chute requires planning, never more than when retrofitting a laundry chute into an existing house. So before getting your heart set on one, review these project pointers on siting, design, and safety.

  3. Laundry Room Design – Make Any Room a Laundry Room - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Even if space isn't at a premium, a whole room devoted just to doing laundry can seem wasteful. In fact, given that when you're engaged in this time-consuming chore you're inevitably multitasking, why not place your washer and dryer in a location that makes it easier to double up on household ...

  4. Laundry Room Storage Ideas - Laundry Room Storage - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Challenged by a lack of space for laundry storage? Don’t despair—check out these unusual laundry storage solutions from homeowners who have conquered their washday woes.

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Other Videos for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. Save More, Waste Less in the Laundry Room

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    Better's experts are here to show you how to save time and money and waste less in the laundry room.

  2. How to Conserve Energy When Doing Laundry

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    Learn how to wash your clothes without spending too much energy.

  3. Sewer Ejector Pump Up Systems

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    Mark Donovan of http://www.HomeAdditionPlus.com reviews Sewer Ejector Pump Up Systems. Sewer ejector pump up systems are frequently required in basement remodeling projects that have bathrooms and/or laundry rooms planned for them.

  4. 5 DIY Home Cleaning Supplies

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    You can clean your appliances and remove clothing stains without having to reach for a commercial cleaning product or laundry detergent. Here are a few household items that double as cleaning supplies

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Blog Posts

  1. Pallet Laundry Basket Dresser by Pallirondack

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    FromAna-White.com

    DIY Laundry basket organizer made from pallets Add the rails for the laundry baskets.  Make sure you measure your baskets and adjust to fit. Project Type:  Storage Cabinets Crates Dresser Estimated Cost:  $20 - $50 Room:  storage and organization Skill Level:  Beginner Dimensions:  Alter size to fit your laundry baskets Cut List:  SIDES 4 - 1x4 @ 35-1/4" 10 - 1x2 @ 17-1/2" Top/Bottom and Back 11 - 1x4 @ 25-1/4"     Cutting Instructions:  Author Notes:  So ALOT of you have been requesting diagrams for Pallirondack's Pallet Wood Reclaimed Laundry Dresser Organzier. I can see why.  So much storage greatness, and the goodness of using reclaimed wood!! This project was built by Pallirondack , you can check out more of his awesome projects here.  Yeah, that Adirondack settee made from pallets is pure awesomeness. I've put together plan diagrams below inspired by this project, so you can build your own Laundry Basket dresser, inspired by this one! Begin building the legs by attaching 1x2s to the tops and bottoms of the legs.  Check and adjust for square.  Build 2. Add bottoms and tops with screws. Adjust the entire project for square, and add the back boards.  Also screw the bottom back board to the bottom 1x4 board. Preparation Instructions:  Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed. Finish Used:  Photo Credits:  Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck! Shopping List:  5 - 1x4 boards, 8 feet long or 15 1x4 pallet boards (4 must be 3 feet long and the rest must be at least 25" long) 2 - 1x2 boards, 8 feet long   1 1/4 inch screws 2 inch screws Tools:  measuring tape square pencil safety glasses hearing protection drill circular saw countersink drill bit Step 21:  Step 22:  Step 23:  Step 24:  Step 25:  Step 26:  Step27: 

  2. Laundry room plumbing: A recessed PVC floor drain

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    FromDIY Advice Blog

    The building code in my area calls for a floor drain in the laundry room. But the laundry room in my house is on a standard wooden floor above the crawl space, not on concrete. So here's the problem. The only floor drain you can buy is for flush mounting...( read more )

  3. Laundry room storage ideas: A home for hangers

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    FromDIY Advice Blog

    When I remodeled my laundry room, my motto was “a home for everything.” I installed cabinets and shelves and drawers and pegboard… But the nicest little storage feature is this towel bar mounted under a cabinet. It keeps hangers untangled...( read more )

  4. Child Proofing The Laundry Room

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    FromA Concord Carpenter

     

  5. Get Your Shit Together: The Laundry Room

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    FromDIY Diva

    Okay, Day 2 of my 10 Day challenge to get my shit together in this house. I’ve got some momentum going from tackling the mudroom...

  6. Why You Should White Out Your Room

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    FromCharles and Hudson

    One of our most popular articles this year was our laundry room makeover . We are fortunate enough to have a separate laundry room area but it was in bad shape and we needed to give it a fresh look and bring the appliances and furniture up to date. Many people have asked why we chose to go white ...

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