53 Incredible DIY Laundry Rooms and Soap Recipes


How to make homemade laundry detergents and make over your laundry room has never been so easy to do it yourself.  I can’t help but be inspired by these DIY laundry room makeovers with organized laundry rooms with adorable tags, mats, and baskets.   These pictured tutorials include free printable cleaning checklists as well as natural cleaning recipes including homemade soaps.

You’ll be able to make your own natural household cleaners to clean everything in the house with these homemade cleaners Use this free printable Stain Removal Guide as a quick reference for when you’re doing laundry on how to treat common stains.

 Incredible DIY Laundry Rooms and Soap Recipes

Also feel free to print out one of these 4 Darling Cleaning Schedules {daily, weekly, monthly, annually} hopefully I made one that fit’s your cleaning style.

DIY Laundry Tutorials

Laundry Room Makeover Tips

1.  Four Tips to Upgrade Your Laundry Room ~ It doesn’t matter if you have an entire room or a small closet.  You’ll be able to use these 4 tips to help transform any space that holds your washer and dryer into a beautiful place that gives you the functionality that you need.

Laundry Room Tutorial

2.  Laundry Room Wall Art {Laundry Room Decor} ~ This post features an easy project to help decorate your laundry room! Because we all spend more time in there than we’d probably like, it might as well be a well decorated space! All you’ll need are some wood or cardboard letters and some paint, both can be found at your local craft store!

DIY Laundry Room

3.  Ballard Inspired Laundry Sign {Laundry Room} ~ This Ballard Designs laundry room sign is perfect decor and with the help of this tutorial you can make one for a fraction of the cost! The best part of doing this project yourself is that you can customize it to your needs. This blogger added knobs, but you could even change the colors!

4.  Antiqued Clothespin Art ~ Add some pizzazz to your laundry room with these fun and colorful vinyl clothespin artwork!  Add the vinyl clothespins to boards that were painted white.  An application of mod podge and staining/antiquing medium gives it the antiqued look.  You can download the free file for the clothespins.

DIY Laundry Room

5.  How to Make a Laundry Room Sign ~ Have you ever had your phone, keys, or used tissues go through the wash? Gah! Well here is a tutorial for an adorable “check your pockets” laundry room sign that will help remind the entire family.

Laundry Room Tutorial

6.  Free Laundry Room Printable: “This home has endless love…and laundry!” ~ A free feel-good printable (and sign tutorial too) for any mom that faces endless laundry – um, that’s all of us, right?!? This printable is a reminder why we do it every day. Frame it and hang it it your laundry area to add a pop of whimsy to this daily chore.

Laundry Room Makeover

Laundry Room Makeover

7.  Laundry Room Refresh {Laundry Room} ~ Here is a great before and after laundry room makeover. Great because we mom’s spend quite a bit more time in there than we’d probably like, why not make it beautifully functional?! Use this post as inspiration!

DIY Laundry Tutorials

8.  Laundry Room Shelving and Decor  ~ This laundry room makeover is beautifully functional! With a beachy theme it’s got a coat of fresh new paint, decor and shelving! Using ideas from this post you can take your laundry room from drab to fab!

9.  Laundry Room Makeover ~ I adore this laundry room makeover!  Can you believe it was made over for under $50?  Get out!  The cabinets were given a fresh coat of turquoise paint and new hardware that spells w-a-s-h.  The gallery wall with mixed letters and frames is definitely a favorite.

Laundry Room Makeover

10.  Colorful Laundry Room Makeover {before and after} ~ The before and after of this laundry room is impressive. Come see what the addition of fun colors, a gallery wall, zebra rug, and chandelier can do for a room!

Laundry Room Makeover

11.  Laundry Room Makeover {before & after} ~ Get inspired by this fun laundry room makeover, with before and after pictures!  A charming floor and clever solution to a door that won’t close…

Laundry Room Makeover

12.  Laundry Room Makeover ~ Here is a great before and after laundry room makeover. Great because we mom’s spend quite a bit more time in there than we’d probably like, why not make it beautifully functional?!

Basement Laundry Room Makeover

Basement Laundry Room Makeover

13.  How to Build Custom Cabinets {Cabinets} ~ Would you like to know how to build custom cabinets?  Do you think it’s too difficult or time consuming? Not with this tutorial!  Gorgeous custom cabinets perfect for the laundry (or over the toilet) can be yours!

Basement Laundry Room

14.  Beautiful Laundry Room Makeover {before and after} ~ This beautiful laundry room was created with a bunch of diy tips and tricks. Be sure to click on the links within the post to see how it all came together.

Organized Laundry Room

Organized Laundry Room

15.  Laundry Room: 8 Ideas To Conceal An Ironing Board ~ Here are 8 ideas to conceal an ironing board inside a laundry room or craft room.  I hope they give you some fun inspiration.

DIY Laundry Room Tutorials

16.  DIY Ballard Designs Bead Board Drying Rack ~ Learn how to make your own laundry drying rack with my step-by-step tutorial. The perfect accessory for every laundry room. I use mine to hang line-dry only clothes or lingerie. Folds neatly out of the way when not in use. Perfect for small places.

Laundry Room Colors

17.  Herringbone Color-Blocked Wall Pattern ~ This color-blocked herringbone wall pattern definitely makes a statement!  A major transformation for a laundry room.  It would be fabulous in a family or living room as well.

Laundry Room Paint

18.  ModGirl’s Laundry Room Walls ~ I love her paint job, and fun organizing tools and her handy stain removal chart.

Laundry Room Walls

19.  Laundry Room Paint – Look at the beautiful stencil painting that Jennifer did in her laundry room.

20.  Stenciled Washer & Dryer ~ Have you ever seen a washer and dryer that looks more beautiful than these?!  Erin was originally going to stencil her walls, but had a brilliant idea to stencil her washer and dryer instead.  Amazing!

Laundry Room Paint

21.  How to Paint a Washing Machine {tutorial} ~ This tutorial on how to paint a washing machine can help you jazz up your laundry room! Take boring, or even miss-matched washers and dryers and turn them into works of art.  Almost enough to make you want to do your laundry. Almost.

Laundry Locker

Laundry Locker

22.  Cardboard Laundry Lockers ~ Reface cardboard boxes with fabric to make functional laundry lockers for your families laundry.

Laundry Room Locker Built-ins

23.  Laundry Room Lockers ~ Learn how to turn a bookcase into a laundry room locker built-in.  There’s also a tutorial to hang bead board.

Laundry Baskets

Laundry Baskets

24.  DIY Laundry Sorter {Chests & Consoles} ~ Looking for a way to get that laundry room organized?! This is a very functional laundry sorter you can build yourself! Totally customizable from the size to the labeling, a perfect laundry sorting solution!

Laundry Basket

25.  Trash Can Laundry Basket ~ So I know that when you think “Bridal Shower Gift”, the first thing that comes to mind is probably not a trash can.  But think how fantastic this would be for a new bride, especially if you filled it with laundry soap, hangers, and maybe even a new iron?  FAB gift!

Laundry Basket Tutorial

26.  DIY Laundry Basket ~ This cottage hamper was inspired by Pottery Barn’s florence wire hamper.  Of course, it costs a fraction of the original $149 price tag.  It’s made with 1×4’s, caster wheels and chicken wire.


Laundry Hamper

27.  DIY Laundry Hamper {Tutorial} ~ Check out this super fabulous laundry hamper.  It’s cute enough you may actually look forward to doing laundry.  OK, probably not, but still!  It folds up and the liner is removable.  Plus, I love that it’s smaller than most hampers – perfect for a nursery.  Find out the colors of the baby’s room and you could totally give this as a baby shower gift.


28.  Embroidery Hoop Hamper {diy} ~ A unique and clever way to make a functional laundry hamper that’s inexpensive and easy to make.  All you need is an embroidery hoop, pillow case and twine.  You can hang it in your children’s room or on a peg hook in the laundry room.

Homemade Laundry Tags

Homemade Laundry Tags

29.  Laundry Labeling Printables ~  Keep your laundry room organized and labeled with these free printable tags.  There is also a “Laundry Room Basket Key,” and one that just says “Basket Key.”

Homemade Laundry Tags

30.  Laundry Labels ~ If you have a Silhouette machine and vinyl you could make your own custom labels for your laundry room cleaning supplies.

Homemade Laundry Tags

31.  Labeled Laundry Bags ~ Label your laundry bags using Microsoft Word and Fabric Transfers.  It’s perfect for laundry sorting.  Perfect for children to help sort their own laundry.  {wink}

Homemade Laundry Tags

32.  Printable Laundry Labels ~ The free set includes wash, soak, treat, stains {incase you don’t like ‘treat’}, dry, clean, pegs, iron and a blank one for you to fill in with whatever you like.

Laundry Symbols

laundry symbols

33.  Laundry Symbols Art {free printable} ~ Decorate your laundry room with this free laundry symbols art printable.  All you have to do is print and frame it!

Laundry Symbols

34.  Deciphering Laundry Symbols {free printable} ~ Need help deciphering what the laundry hieroglyphics mean?  Print this free guide to help you!

Homemade Laundry Detergent

Homemade Laundry Detergent

35.  Homemade Lavender Laundry Soap ~ Erika says that this soap ”is not only just as good as my normal detergent, but it is a fraction of the price”, only 7 cents a load.  A definite reason to try this recipe.  You can also download the cute label to print and add to your container.

Homemade Laundry Detergent

36.  DIY Laundry Detergent ~ I store the detergent in a very large glass jar  and it is large enough to hold all 2 gallons (approx) of laundry detergent.

Homemade Laundry Soap

37.  Homemade Laundry Detergent ~ So, giving someone laundry soap as a gift may not be the norm, but it’s certainly practical.  You know they will use it.  Plus, if you attach the pretty gift tag (which you can download and print for free) no one will notice how practical it is.  It’s just a lovely homemade gift.

Homemade Laundry Soap

Coconut Oil Soap

38.  Fourteen Fresh Homemade Soap Recipes ~ Homemade soap is easier to make than you think!  Learn how to make your own soap several different ways like cold process and hot process with ingredients like glycerin, coconut oil, oatmeal and even natural soap recipes.

Natural Home Cleaners

39.  Make Your Own Household Cleaners {Cleaning Ideas and DIY} ~ This is a great resource on how to make your own cleaning supplies. From laundry detergent to windex you can make your own by following the recipes featured here. Most of the ingredients needed you’ll probably already have in your kitchen!

40.  All Natural DIY Laundry Soap ~ Look at this great tutorial to make your own laundry soap!  This is a great way to start the New Year off by helping your budget.  All of the items can be found at Wal-Mart.  Each batch will do approximately 60-75 loads for around $8.

Laundry Soap

41.  Homemade Laundry Soap ~ Tired of paying high prices for name brand laundry soap?  I was, so I decided to start making my own laundry soap.. and I LOVE it!  It works great and its so much cheaper!

Homemade Dish Soap

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

42.  Five Homemade Dish Soap Recipes to Make ~ Homemade Dish soap is easier to make than you think!  Clean your house by making your own homemade dish detergent with any of these dishwashing powder and liquid recipes.

Homemade Dish Soap
43.  Homemade Dishwashing Liquid {free printable} ~ You’ll never forget how to make your own dishwashing liquid with this fabulous free printable label with the ingredients printed on it.

Homemade Dishwasher Liquid Detergent

44.  Homemade Dishwasher Detergent {liquid} ~ Rest easy knowing you’re not putting chemicals down your drain or on your dishes.  And, it will clean your dishes better.  This recipe uses castille soap, vinegar, lemon juice and essential oils.

Dish Soap

45.  Homemade Dishwasher Detergent ~ Even the person who has everything could use dish detergent, right? Make them up a batch of this homemade dish soap and attach the recipe so they can make their own in the future. With all the money they’ll save, it’s the gift that keeps on giving.

Homemade Fabric Softener

Homemade Fabric Softener

46.  Homemade Fabric Softener Recipe ~ My clothes are SO soft- softer than with store-bought- and smell fresh and clean.  The scent of the conditioner is definitely there.  This recipe makes a lot of softener, so I only made half.

47.  Homemade Bounce Dryer Sheets Recipe ~I’ve been using the homemade laundry detergent for several months now and I’m still loving it.  I calculated that it costs $0.83 to make 2 gallons!

Natural Cleaning Recipes

How to Clean Wood Trim

48.  Six Homemade Cleaner Recipes for Wood Floors ~ How to clean your wood floors using  homemade cleaner recipes that are natural and easy to make.  These homemade cleaners include lemon vinegar, olive oil polish, vinegar and baby oil,  and tea cleaner.

Natural Cleaners

49.  Cleaning with Vinegar ~ Did you know that vinegar is a natural disinfectant?  Seriously.  More than likely you already have vinegar in your cupboard.  The post includes recipes for cleaning the kitchen, glass, furniture polish and an all purpose cleaner.

Homemade Cleaners

50.  DIY Lemon Vinegar Cleaner ~ Make your own Non-Toxic, fragrant and effective home cleaner. Simple, Natural and Inexpensive. Instead of throwing out your citrus peels, put them to good use. It is a two ingredient miracle worker! No more expensive chemical cleaners.

Free Printable Cleaning Schedules

Cleaning Schedules

51.  Four Darling Cleaning Schedules {daily, weekly, monthly, annually} Take the chore out of your cleaning schedule by finding a clean method that works for your busy life! Below are 4 free printable cleanings schedules made into checklists that you can quickly print out to make life just a little easier.  So decide on a cleaning system that works with your personality and your busy life.  It’s easier than you’d think!

Stain Remove Printable

52.  Stain Removal Guide  ~ as a quick reference for when you’re doing laundry on how to treat common stains.

Cleaning Schedule

53.  Weekly Cleaning Schedule ~ Save time cleaning with this adorable free weekly schedule.  Each day is designated to a specific cleaning task so that you don’t have to spend all day cleaning your home.  Phew!

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  1. what color is that blue please name of it and maybe I can find it. I simply think that is so pretty!

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