How to Build a Laundry Unit
by CK and Nate of Seesaws and Sawhorses
The unit was about 99% finished and then other things (like finishing the rest of the room, having baby, etc) came up and since the unit was pretty functional, we haven’t had a major push to finish it.
Recently, we finally had some time to finish so we added the last bit of trim, painted everything, finished the basket storage and hung an additional rod so that we have double the space for hanging baby clothes.
The one nice thing about taking so long to finish that 1% of stuff is that we can tell you how much we love this setup. I can’t go so far as to say we love doing laundry, but we now have a system that makes the whole process significantly more pleasant. I love that I can take the baby’s dirty clothes off and I don’t even need to move and they can be in the laundry. Our room is also next door so we basically have made the laundry process as easy as we possibly can.
If you are wondering about the logistics planning naps around laundry, it’s pretty easy. The washer is too loud to run while he’s sleeping so we start loads when he gets up and if a load is going when we want to put him down, our washer has a pause button. The dryer can be run while he’s sleeping as long as there aren’t a lot of metal pieces that clang. He actually seems to sleep better when he falls asleep with the dryer going.
I found the baskets at TJ Maxx and the smaller ones are great for storing all of the baby’s little things like socks and bibs. We use the larger ones for clothes that are either too small or too big for him.