With 6 kids, Ronda Batchelor knows laundry. Sick of how inefficient her laundry room was, she took matters into her own hands. With just $400 and lots of ingenuity, Rhonda created one of the most efficient laundry rooms ever.
Ronda had to work with a room 7 feet by 6.5 feet. While nice to have a separate room for laundry for the basics, you’ll be amazed by what she was able to fit in a small space. She used a space saving stacked washer and dryer configuration.
She noted that the kids each have their own laundry basket and are responsible for bringing their own laundry to the laundry room, bringing it there at least once a week. So she outfitted the room with deep sorting bins. The kids are expected to do their own sorting.
Ronda runs the washer and dryer, then puts the clothes into their respective baskets/drawers, which is just brilliant. All of the kids are expected to retrieve their clean clothes from the drawers, which can easily be pulled out and carried to their respective bedrooms.
This family has a lot of clothes that can’t be put in the dryer, so she added homemade pull-out dryer racks made from dowels and mesh that she said you can get from The Dollar Store or an old laundry bag, and made the frame around it. Each one is a drawer, and it slides into the wall. And get this: There’s even a fan in the back of the area where the drawers go to dry the clothes. It’s controlled by a switch on the wall that automatically is set using a timer. Genius!