Thursday, July 25, 2013

The #BrilliantHEClean Campaign, a bit on Laundry Rooms, & a Giveaway

Have you heard?  P&G, Maytag, and The Home Depot have partnered together for a current campaign called the #BrilliantHEClean.  The partnership of these three brands seems like a natural because Home Depot is the perfect place to find everything you need to create a functional laundry room space including products like Tide and Maytag.  And the sooner you get those clothes clean, the more time your have to spend with your family and friends.  

Home Depot is a bit of a one-stop shop for finding everything you need for your laundry room, including great cleaning products, appliances, organizing, storage and decorating items.  And to celebrate the #BrilliantHEClean campaign, Home Depot is now offering a $100 gift card with the purchase of a Maytag Powerwash machine & 150 oz. Tide now through August 2nd.  Additionally, The Home Depot, Tide and Maytag have teamed up to help a lucky winner get the perfect, efficient laundry room by offering a chance to win a $5,000 laundry room redesign in a contest ending August 19th.  Plus, ten runners up will receive a year’s supply of Tide.  Visit to enter.

They've even called upon Jenny Komenda, decorator and blogger at The Little Green Notebook, to help share tips on how to create a more efficient space in your laundry room.

Here's Jenny’s tips for redesigning and organizing your laundry room:

Tip #1: 
Dealing with a dark, cave-like laundry room is a chore in and of itself! By taking off the doors on a few of your upper cabinets, you'll open up the space and create a place to store baskets. In this laundry room, we assigned baskets for every member of the house, which makes sorting a breeze! 

Tip #2: 
Why not decoupage or paint insides of cabinets for a fun pop of color? It's a guaranteed smile each and every time you reach for your detergent.

Tip #3: 
Don't like the cabinets, floors and countertops in your laundry room? Every surface can be painted or resurfaced! For less than $30 in materials, the outdated linoleum, brick pavers and old, dark cabinets were updated in this laundry room with paint and with a concrete overlay product.

Tip #4
A rolling laundry butler can be your best friend, doing triple duty with a hanging bar, a rolling basket and a drying rack. It's the perfect choice for a laundry room with limited space that hasn't been updated in a few decades.

Tip #5: 
Don't neglect your laundry room walls! Hanging interesting art and mirrors will elevate your room and make it feel less utilitarian and more “homey”. Suddenly those 400 loads of laundry most of us will do this year might actually be enjoyable!

Tip #6: 
Use a slab of stone or a simple piece of painted MDF on top of the washer/dryer units to create a folding station and to prevent socks from slipping in between the appliances.

Here's my thoughts on Laundry Rooms:

To be perfectly honest Jenny's tips on sprucing up the laundry room are great, but they won't cut it for a redesign of my space. I don't have things like cabinets, framed in walls, windows, or even real flooring in my laundry room.  What I do have is five kids and two parents worth of laundry.  Ugh to both Laundry and My Laundry Room!  

Anyone else working with the bare basics like a partitioned space in the basement complete with cement floors, exposed cinderblock walls covered in pipes, a pull cord bulb light on the open unfinished ceilings? Honestly, the "before" photo featured above would be a HUGE improvement.  But, I do agree that when I finally get around to making over my laundry room, the white cabinets and little pops of color really make a difference.

I've made the best of things by painting the cinder block walls (and occasional pipes on it) a bright white and the ceiling (filled with wires and pipes) is black.  The black on the ceiling helps make the mess of it vanish a bit, but it was a risky move in an already dark space.

And last but not least, this partnership has provided a special prize pack for me and one of my readers that includes a $50 Home Depot gift card and a Tide sample.  Entry via Rafflecopter form below.

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A prize pack was provided to me and for a reader giveaway. All opinions expressed are my own.

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