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Here are the DIY Basics for a Timesaving Laundry Room

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Step 1

Tools & Materials

Tape measure
Chalkboard or recycled door
Power drill
Wood screws
Barn door track
Lag bolts
Power drill
High-capacity, short-cycle washer and dryer
Wall brackets
Small countertop
Cabinets or shelf
Clothing rods
Wall-mounted clothing valet
Foldout ironing board

Step 2

Tips for a Timesaving Laundry Room

1. Before you buy, measure to make sure you can get appliances into your home.

2. For extra space inside laundry room, hang a slider door.

3. To save time, choose high-capacity, short-cycle washer/dryer.

4. Hang countertop from wall brackets.

5. Install cabinets or shelf for tools and supplies.

6. Suspend rods underneath cabinets for delicates and clothes right out of dryer.

7. Hang wall-mount clothing valet to save space.

8. Install foldout ironing board.

Pro Tip

To save time doing laundry, think differently.

Doors and hallways should be at least 1 inch wider than units.

If necessary, remove doors and hinges to get appliances through.

Paint original door with chalkboard paint or recycle an old door.

Mount door on barn door track; attach wheels to top of door.