Overhaul Your Laundry Room & Win with #BrilliantHEClean


Today is laundry day. Two days ago, laundry day. Two days before that, laundry day. It is, quite literally, a never ending cycle. Add to that a house full of messy boys including one that tinkers with cars (and all of the oil and grease that comes along) and I can easily envision myself, more or less, living in our laundry room. The average family does 400 (give or take) loads of laundry per year! So yes, camping out in the laundry room could be a reality for some. During the time that I’ve spent doing our family’s laundry, I have learned that the whole process goes much more smoothly when you have two things – a washer that actually works AND the right detergent. I’m sure that you have all been there at one point or another; you wash the clothes only to find that they are still dirty or stained just afterward. It is certainly not fun to have to go back and rewash things because, then, you really would be living in the laundry room. Thankfully, though, we can prevent this camp out.


The Home Depot is determined to make you love laundry (or at least despise it a little less). As a one-stop shop for all of your laundry room needs and then some, The Home Depot is a wonderful place to get started. I know that you’ve seen it; all of the amazingly well-designed laundry rooms that are to die for (just search Pinterest!). This is one of my favorites that I have come across.


JennyKomenda Unfortunately, I am no interior designer but I do know that The Home Depot can help get me there. Luckily, The Home Depot has also partnered with, just that, a designer! Meet Jenny Komenda of The Little Green Notebook. Jenny was nice enough to share some of her favorite organizational tips for overhauling and creating more efficient space in your laundry room.

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  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.
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  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.
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  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 updates in this laundry room with paint and with a concrete overlay product.
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  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.
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  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.
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  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.
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I know that our laundry habits are not going to be changing anytime soon and, with sports in the kids’ futures, I can only bet that it’ll get worse from here. For that, there’s Tide. As a consumer favorite for more than sixty years, Tide is a brand that we can trust to do all of the dirty work.


For the physical “work,” you can count on Maytag for that. With multiple options available, including the new energy efficient products, Maytag will not steer you wrong. We have entrusted our laundering days to the Maytag brand for more than a century and it is still a favorite today.


Now, as we close on our new home, you can bet that I’ll be utilizing The Home Depot as my new “camp out” location. With a slew of products available to help you with any project, including a laundry room overhaul, it is the place to shop for all of your home improvement needs. The Home Depot is currently offering a stupendous promotion to celebrate the #BrilliantHEClean campaign. For every purchase of a new Maytag Powerwash machine and 150oz. bottle of Tide, customers will receive a $100 gift card from The Home Depot. Just think of all the good you can do for your own laundry room!

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In addition to The Home Depot in-store promotion, the #BrilliantHEClean campaign has, of course, made its way online. Through the Brilliant Clean Sweepstakes you can enter to win a brand new Maytag washer and dryer, a year’s supply of Tide (for those 400+ loads of laundry), an e-design consultation from Jenny herself, AND $5,000! Ten runners up will also receive the full year’s supply of Tide as well!

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But wait! I’m not done just yet! Speaking of all these prizes has got me itching to give something away, too. What do you say? To get you started on your very own laundry room transformation, The Home Depot and Tide have come together to offer up a wonderful #BrilliantHEClean prize pack for one of our lucky readers! Drumroll please…

One (1) winner will receive a $50 Home Depot gift card as well as Tide samples!

Giveaway open to US residents only. Ends 8/27/13.

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About Author

Randi is a stay-at-home mother to two wildly crazy little boys, in love with one hell of a great man, a hobbyist writer and, more or less, glued to her camera. In a world where making mud pies, searching for bugs and racing Matchbox cars have become her forte, her true passion can be found all around her (or attached to her hip) at any given moment - her family.


  1. My laundry room is a disaster! I need a new laundry hamper, new storage shelves to put my laundry items on, and a new Dryer! My dryer is really old and I would love a new Maytag dryer like this one at Home Depot-Maytag Centennial 7.0 cu. ft. Electric Dryer in White!

  2. I would throw out the old table that I keep my supplies on and get new shelves and paint the walls and get a new floor.

  3. I’d love to have the Maytag® 3.6 cu. ft. Centennial® Top Load Washer with PowerWash® Cycle in my laundry room.

  4. new washer and dryer, the Maxima XL™ HE Steam Dryer with a quiet SoundGuard® drum would be on the list for the make over.

  5. We’re buying our first house, but it does not come with a washer/dryer. I really want a LG front loader, energy star of course 😉

  6. i would choose the ClosetMaid Impressions 25 in. Dark Cherry Closet Kit from Home Depot


  7. The LG Electronics 4.0 DOE cu. ft. High-Efficiency Front Load Washer in Graphite Steel, ENERGY STAR is so nice!

  8. I’d get a selection of ClosetMaid shelving units and maybe the Stackable Storage Organizer from Home Depot to get things straightened out in my laundry room.

  9. I would start with paint and beadboard panelling, add shelving, buy the boards to make a countertop over the appliances so nothing else falls between the machines and the wall, and get a pretty light fixture for the laundry room. Maybe some flooring, too, if there was budget remaining.

  10. I would love a sink, like the Foremost Keats 30 in. Laundry Vanity in White and Premium Acrylic Sink in White and Faucet Kit

  11. Sandy VanHoey on

    Juno Pro-Series 14 in. Brushed Bronze UnderCabinet LED Lighting with Dimming Capability would surely help us out

  12. Angela Kinder on

    I would love to have the Stacked Electric Laundry Pair with Dependable Clean Wash System! It would definitely save on room.

  13. If I could have anything on the Maytag site I would start with Bravos XL® HE Top Load Washer with PowerWash® System and matching dryer.

  14. I like the Bravos XL® HE Top Load Washer with PowerWash® System and the Bravos XL® High-Efficiency Gas Steam Dryer for my laundry room

  15. i would love the Bravos XL® HE Top Load Washer with PowerWash® System with a pedastal (and of course the coordinating dryer!)

  16. I would love to have the Maytag Maxima XL 4.3 cu. ft. High-Efficiency Front Load Washer with Steam in White, ENERGY STAR. Thank you!!

  17. Amanda Sakovitz on

    I love the KOHLER Devonshire 8 in. Widespread 2-Handle Low-Arc Bathroom Faucet in Vibrant Brushed Nickel

  18. Jennifer Brasher on

    The space isn’t that big but I would love to add a sink and stack the front load washer/dryer. It is in the entry from the garage so it is tight.

  19. Jamie Brigham on

    I’d love to get a new dryer, a silver samsung would be great I would also love to get some Gain Laundry detergent etc. I am not very picky I just know my dryer takes over an hour to dry our clothes and it’s 15 years old. I wish they had pink appliances LOL.

  20. I’d go with the Maytag Maxima X™ Front Load Steam Washer with the PowerWash® Cycle and HE Steam Dryer with Advanced Moisture Sensing!

  21. Well, first I need the Whitmor Chrome Laundry Center: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Whitmor-Chrome-Laundry-Center-7097-570-BB/202866079#.Ug5kk9KcESY

    Then I’d go with my dream washer/dryer combo: MHW6000AG Maxima XL™ Front Load Steam Washer with the PowerWash® cycle http://www.maytag.com/laundry-1/laundry-appliances-2/washers-3/-%5BMHW6000AG%5D-1106864/MHW6000AG/ and MGD7000AG Maxima XL™ HE Steam Dryer with Wrinkle Prevent http://www.maytag.com/laundry-1/laundry-appliances-2/dryers-3/-%5BMGD7000AG%5D-1106862/MGD7000AG/

  22. Becky Richied on

    I wouild get the High-Efficiency Front-Load, not just for the efficiency but I love the whole look of them.

  23. I would love a new washer like this one–http://www.homedepot.com/p/GE-4-1-cu-ft-DOE-Front-Load-Washer-in-White-ENERGY-STAR-GFWH1400DWW/203263227

    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  24. I would get the Home Decorators Collection Golden Oak Basswood Blinds and the Maxima X™ Front Load Steam Washer & Dryer

  25. I really need a new dryer. I would love the Maxima XL™ HE Steam Dryer with a quiet SoundGuard® drum . Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  26. My Maytag washer and dryer are 17 years old and it’s time for a new set! I would love to get the high-efficiency top-load washer and dryer from Maytag.

  27. the Knape & Vogt Roll Out Wire Hamper is convenient, and I would need some storage cabinets overhead as well for detergent & softener, and a rack to hang delicates from to dry

  28. I’d love to get the Maxima X Front Load Steam Washer with the PowerWash Cycle and the Maxima X HE Steam Dryer with Advanced Moisture Sensing.

  29. Maytag® 3.6 cu. ft. Centennial® Top Loader and the Home Decorators Collection Parsons 62 in. H x 30 in. W Gray 4-Shelf Bookshelf

  30. Catherine Campbell on

    I would choose the Hampton Bay Cabinets from Home Depot and the Maxima XL™ Front Load Steam Washer with the PowerWash® cycle from Maytag

  31. This choice is easy. I LONG just LONG for a washing machine in which I can wash a KING size blanket in. I am so so tired of going to the laundromat with the nice big blankets I have. It gets old. I wish I had a huge huge washing machine.

  32. Dianne McVetty on

    I would get the Maytag Centenial 3.6 cu. ft. High Effienceny Top Load Washer in White 🙂 my laundry room would love it. Thanks.

  33. I would replace my washer for the Maytag-Maxima-XL-4-3-cu-ft-High-Efficiency-Front-Load-Washer-with-Steam-in-White.

  34. i’d start off with an Everbilt 20 ft. White Nylon Retractable Clothesline for things that can’t go in the dryer,

  35. I don’t need a way-out expensive washer and dryer so would be happy with the Maytag Centennial 3.4 cu. ft. High-Efficiency Top Load Washer in White and matching electric dryer.

  36. Barbara Bradford on

    The mirror with the orange painted clothespins is one of the cutest ideas for a laundry room. So I would start with the Spancraft 36 in. x 24 in. Polished Oval Mirror Model # 207-2436 to glue the clothespins around. Very cute idea

  37. Hi Efficiency top loader…I hate front loaders, as I always find some extra items to throw in the washing machine after I start a load.

  38. Victoria Carlson on

    I would choose the Maxima XL™ Front Load Steam Washer with the PowerWash® cycle in granite! I love that it is a steam washer and is #1 rated for front load washers. We are definitely in need of a great washer and this would be perfect!

  39. I would get new flooring, install shelving and a drying rack, aMaytag® 3.6 cu. ft. Centennial® Top Load Washer with PowerWash and definitely get a new dryer.

  40. I would love to have the Maytag Maxima XL Front Load Washer and Dryer to revamp my laundry room.


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    Barclay Products 5.92 ft. Cast Iron Double Slipper Bathtub Kit in White with Polished Chrome Accessories

  42. I would get the Home Decorators Collection Hampton Bay 26 in. W Dbl Tilt-Out Beadboard Hamper in White from Home Depot

  43. We have a small laundry closet and re-doing it is actually on the list. The washer is old, but the dryer newer so I’m hesitating about replacing both. And, I really like the top loader and not sure I want to go with a front loader.

  44. I would love to get this shelving for my laundry room

    ClosetMaid ShelfTrack 6 ft.- 8 ft. Closet Organizer Kit with Shoe Shelf

  45. crystal smith on

    I like the Home Decorators Collection 33 in. H x 33 in. W Dothan Brown Square Rustic Framed Mirror from the Home Depot website- I think it would be a nice decorative touch in my laundry room 🙂

  46. crystal smith on

    I like the Home Decorators Collection 33 in. H x 33 in. W Dothan Brown Square Rustic Framed Mirror from the Home Depot website- I think it would be a nice decorative touch in my laundry room 🙂

  47. Maytag Maxima X 4.1 cu. ft. High-Efficiency Front Load Washer with Steam in White, ENERGY STAR would be great in my laundry room!

  48. One day I hope to ditch the top loading washer & boring dryer for something new.
    Perhaps the Maxima X™ Front Load Washer with Cold Wash Cycle.

  49. I like the Maytag-Maxima-XL-4-3-cu-ft-High-Efficiency-Front-Load-Washer-with-Steam-in-White-ENERGY-STAR but there are sooooo many great choices

  50. I would choose the Maytag-Maxima-XL-4-3-cu-ft-High-Efficiency-Front-Load-Washer-with-Steam-in-White-ENERGY-STAR.

  51. I’d probably get a the “Maytag Stacked 2.5 cu. ft. Washer and 5.9 cu. ft. Electric Dryer in White”. Apparently there’s also a gas powered dryer, but I prefer elec.

  52. Christian Alejandro on

    I would love to pick this one up.

    Duet 4.1 cu. ft. High-Efficiency Front Load Washer in White, ENERGY STAR

  53. Nicole Millheim on

    I need a laundry makeover in the worst way. There is no organization. I love the Honey-Can-Do
    3-Bag Mesh Laundry Sorter Hamper ..It would help alot

  54. Richard Hicks on

    would get John Louis Home 12 in. Honey Maple Adjustable Shelf Kit from home depot to start with

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  55. Lindsey Garrison on

    I would use the Whitmor 22.50 in. x 9.13 in. x 31.75 in. Chrome Supreme Laundry Cart in our laundry room. I could also get another for the closet to store kid games on!

  56. I’d like to get some 1/2 in. x 2 ft. x 4 ft. Medium Density Fiberboard Project Panels to cover the cement wall in my laundry room.

  57. Carol J StJohn on

    Would love a Maytag Maxima Frontload Washer with cold wash cycle….lots of shelfs and storage in the washroom would be great with a sink for rinsing out muddy clothes..
    My mother used Tide back in the 50’s….I grew up with the brand..

  58. I need a new washer and would love to have the Bravos XL® HE Top Load Washer with PowerWash® System in my laundry room.

  59. I would get a laundry tub. The MUSTEE 18 in. x 34 in. Plastic Laundry Tub is the one i’m most interested in. Our laundry room doesn’t have one & there have been countless times it would have come in handy.

  60. I would love the Maytag Maxima X 4.1 cu. ft. High-Efficiency Front Load Washer in White, ENERGY STAR
    Model # MHW3000BW

  61. I would love this bathtub Barclay Products 4.5 ft. Cast Iron Roll Top Bathtub Kit in White with Polished Chrome Accessories

  62. i would love to get the Maytag Maxima X 4.1 cu. ft. High-Efficiency Front Load Washer with Steam in White, ENERGY STAR for my laundryroom makeover!

  63. Our washer and dryer are on their last legs. I’d love the Bravos XL® HE Top Load Washer with PowerWash® System.

  64. The Martha Stewart Living 36 in. H x 48 in. W in Picket Fence Laundry Storage Cart would be the first thing I’d pick for my laundry room overhaul.

  65. I have a large laundry room and need something for drying clothes , I would choose this
    Honey-Can-Do Heavyduty Gullwing Drying Rack

  66. I’m going to be a kid for the rest of my life. I wouldn’t mind sharing a Backyard Discovery Woodridge All Cedar Swing Play Set one day.

  67. In a perfect, money doesn’t matter, world, I’d love to have the Whirlpool Duet 4.3 cu. ft. High-Efficiency Front Load Washer in my laundry room makeover 🙂

  68. Beverly Metcalf on

    I would love the Maytag Maxima XL 4.3 cu. ft. High-Efficiency Front Load Washer with Steam in White, ENERGY STAR. Thanks for having this contest.

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    Haier All In One Combination 1.8 cu. ft. High-Efficiency Electric Washer and Ventless Dryer in White

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