If you stopped by last week you will know that we have begun a new project to tackle my laundry room. While Mr. Man was busy building the cabinet it gave me plenty of time to do the pretty stuff and get it organized once and for all. Every laundry room needs décor and the pretty stuff is the fun part, Right?! Without splashes of color and personality, it’s just a glorified furnace room and not my favorite place to conquer the mounds of laundry I do each week. Loose Change is a problem in my laundry room, I don’t know about you but my kids always have pennies and quarters in their pockets.
Do Your Kids Check Their Pockets?
How many of us have kids that check their pockets before putting their clothes in the hamper? I know mine don’t. There is nothing worse than finding a bobby-pin stuck in your washing machine (My Graduate’s favorite thing in her pockets) or a piece of gum stuck to your favorite pair of jeans (that would be you Middle Man 😉 ). My favorite is the loose change I find… Yeah me… Tips and my favorite find! (Thanks Mr. Man and Little Man).
I have always told my family that if I find loose change in their pockets it’s mine to keep. I look at it like a perk to doing laundry. Middle Man helped me sort laundry one day and found nearly $9, he was ecstatic! Since this is a regular occurrence at my place I needed something or somewhere to put my new found riches!
I set out to find a beautiful solution on Pinterest. Like I said before, I have a love-hate relationship with Pinterest. I found an amazing solution that not only was practical, easy to do, but it looked Ahhmazzing too! I couldn’t believe how quick and inexpensive it was to make. This was one of those times where a project I copied from Pinterest turned out better than I expected. I owe a huge shout out to Angie at Burton Avenue where the inspiration came from. She has an amazing post on how to create your own change jar. You can even purchase the rub on from her blog. Thanks, Angie. I just used a White Sharpie Marker to make my sign.
This is how mine turned out.
Can we say #pinterestforthewin? I absolutely love it and it was so easy! Thanks, Angie for the inspiration 🙂 Now I am one step closer to whipping my laundry room into shape. You can see our progress here