Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Vertical Laundry Sorter

I have wanted a laundry sorter for quite a while. Unfortunately, the only floor space I have is 21" next to my stacking washer/dryer and all the sorters I found were much bigger than that. Then one day, I thought about using a vertical stacking laundry sorter. I looked online and only found a few stacking laundry sorters and none of them fit my dimensions. So, if I really wanted one, my only option was to make my own.
So, I did. It took way longer than I thought and there were several times along the way I wanted to trash it. But, now that it's done, I'm really happy with it.
The cute fabric is from a sheet set and the frame is made with PVC pipe. I even added a little extra height at the top to hold empty hangers.
 I used heat transfer vinyl to make the labels..
Here is the space before. I needed something that was open in the back in case we ever need to access our power. There isn't even a hook-up for a sink, so that cabinet just sat there and usually collected junk. It was pretty much wasted space.
The laundry sorter is a perfect fit and so much more useful!
After I set it up, I taught my kids where the different colors go. Now, they just need to remember to put them there instead of on their bedroom floor!

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7 comments:

Kimberly Sminkey said...

That is quite the impressive laundry bin! I love that you stuck with it, the end result is very worth the effort! I love it! I'd love to invite you to join my weekly link party going on right now at http://www.tiarasandbowties.blogspot.com/2012/06/hello-lovelies-welcome-to-tip-toe-thru.html

No pressure! I simply love your bin!
Kim

twelve-O-eight said...

Wonderful DIY, that is awesome! Now following you, Hugs-Tanya :)

Michelle said...

Very nice idea! I'm going to have to pin this one so I don't forget it!

Lianne @ a content housewife {blog} said...

Wow! This is awesome! Great job!! I wish I had room for something like this!!

Lianne
a content housewife {blog}

Six Sisters said...

This is soooo AWESOME!! What a great idea! And so cute. We are so happy to have you join us for our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". Please come back soon!! -The Sisters

Mommy_Duck_Oshiro said...

Thank you for the pictures! I am going to make a shorter version of this to replace my husband's and my hampers so we're sorting as we put away without taking up any more space. Thanks again for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Wow you are really creative and handy. I am not! haha
Pam

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