***Thanks to Persil ProClean for sponsoring this reveal of our new laundry room! All opinions, as always, are my own.
If you’ve been watching on insta-story you’ll know that last week the Hendersons got our badge of adulthood with organized closets, pantry and laundry room. I thought having a pot filler in my kitchen meant I was grown up (and it does, despite the fact that we’ve used it once), but having proper shelving and cabinets in your utility rooms means that your life is no longer an insane snow show. I love our new house so much, but storage-wise it was more 1926 than 2017 (literally) and the laundry room was ready for its grand facelift. Around the same time that we were debating what to do in there, a detergent brand I hadn’t heard of reached out – Persil ProClean. My first reaction was ‘Why this? Why now? And what makes you, Persil, so special?’
Turns out it’s a European favorite, now being sold nationwide at Target, in the US-of-A and besides the really good font and branding it has a lot of other reasons to grab it over its competitors. We tried it in advance of saying yes to this post and here’s my official review: when it comes to getting blueberries off of toddler tshirts, chocolate off of tshirts and sweat pits out of manly v-necks, it does a darn great job all while keeping things smelling fresh and clean. Things are whiter, pieces aren’t fading, stains are lifting and there is way less graying. A win-win for a busy mom and loads of dirty laundry.
We’ve been using a myriad of hipster detergents for the last couple years and while we like some of them for different reasons, this detergent makes clothes REALLY CLEAN. There is a reason why it’s a European favorite and now it’s here in Targets nationwide for all of you to try. Plus, in addition to sponsoring this post they’re hosting a big giveaway! Find all the details below.
Meanwhile this was all a great excuse to make our laundry the best that the small space could be. We worked with and it’s a whole new world (and life) We’ll blog about the entire process and show more of the function tomorrow but here is our brand new laundry room for your viewing pleasure:
Shooting in here is so hard as it is still really tight, but now it’s so much more functional. In case you don’t remember or you weren’t around, here is the laundry room before:
It wasn’t really a room, more of a hallway. The whole space was reconfigured before we moved in, walls moved, etc. So after we renovated, it looked like this:
More details on the full process tomorrow, but needless to say we were in the market for it to feel as big as possible and provide as much storage as it could possibly hold. We organized and styled it to make our lives the easiest and keep everything the cleanest.
It may not seem like a big deal to those of you with huge laundry rooms but for us, this is life changing. It’s organized, intentional, clean, fresh, and totally put together.
A huge thank you to Persil for sponsoring this makeover and making my whites white again.
I’m a better mom and wife because of this, not because I’m doing more laundry but because I’m happier in this room than I was before, which means that I’m doing the laundry with a smile instead of frustrated with the mess.
Everything has a specific place in the cupboards now, but we keep these things on top for easy daily access – laundry detergent (that is the Persil sensitive skin version – which is great for the little ones), spot remover, dryer sheets, dryer balls, a tray for coins and a bowl for receipts/lipsticks/hair ties/almonds (why do I have so many almonds in my pockets) and keys. The only thing missing (I need to buy a new one) is a little trash for lint (and almonds).
If you are in the market to try a new detergent, give Persil a whirl ). Our laundry room just went global (kinda). Welcome to America, Persil.
Meanwhile you can get the look of our laundry room here and we’ve partnered with Persil ProClean to give two lucky winners a $500 gift card (to help you get the look) PLUS a year’s supply of Persil ProClean. You’ll have a fresh new laundry room and some fresh new laundry. To enter, leave a comment below telling me how you’d give your laundry room a makeover, and then click through to enter the sweepstakes between April 18 – 22, 2017. In the meantime I will be enjoying my brand new laundry space.
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P.S. Stay tuned for the full reveal tomorrow with where you’ll see our custom litter box cabinet!!!