Get your laundry room organized on a budget using this sorter with iron-on vinyl labels.
Organized Laundry Sorter
Quite a while ago, I purchased this laundry sorter in hopes of keeping my laundry manageable. The idea I had was that by sorting the laundry regularly, I could keep a better eye on what needed washed and when. This sounded way better than devoting every weekend to doing unmanageable piles of laundry. But the idea, as is typical, was better in theory than in application.
There was some confusion about what went where in the bins. So days, I’d see the towel hamper full, only to realize that there had been jeans mixed in. We were using the bins, just not to the full potential of my idea.
Getting More Organized
We went through a few methods on how to remember what went where. We put up a sign on the wall, which was fine for my Redneck but aesthetically it drove me insane. (It was so ugly!!) We tried to just make sure that we memorized what went where. Nope. That also failed in application.
Then it finally occurred to me. I have a Cricut. I have iron-on vinyl. Why couldn’t I just label them permanently and in a very obvious manner, making it pretty, obviously? So I headed to my vinyl stash to see what I had on hand that would work.
The only vinyl I ran across in my iron-on stash was silver glitter and red glitter. Since I have plans for a laundry room redecorating in grey, I chose the silver glitter so it will stay within my theme.
Cricut Design Space
I first measured the width of my bins. They ended up being 7.5 inches wide. I didn’t really factor in height. I figured once I found a font I liked, I’d just adjust the height with the width.
Opening design space, I opened the text options and typed in the categories we use for our laundry sorting. These were:
Then I set upon finding a font I liked. I wanted something easy to read, but not a plain block. I’m going to have to make a confession here: I cannot tell you what font I used on this project. I didn’t write it down, and I’ve been through my font list twice. I’m going crosseyed and getting a headache. I’ll update this post if I find it again.
Cut, Place, Iron
There are a ton of tutorials out there to tell you how to cut, weed, and apply vinyl. I’m no expert, so I’ll let you all visit YouTube for that information.
I got all my supplies ready, and one by one ironed them to my bins. I didn’t even bother taking out the hangers. Laying them out as flat as I could on my ironing board worked out as good as anything.
I just hung them back in the rack and viola. I love the look! And hopefully, it keeps things more organized for us.
Now, I have to get back to folding my laundry. LOL
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