Storage Dresser With Baskets

Storage Dresser With Baskets

Author Notes: This really wasn’t my idea.  I have some smart sisters.  They looked at the piles of laundry in my tiny laundry room, and said, Ana, what if . . . All your laundry baskets could be like drawers in a dresser . . . And we didn’t have to see your dirty – and clean – laundry every time we visit. In my defense, most of the piles of laundry in my home are clean.  They just rarely make it to the dresser. But this is one dresser that I can work with. I can deal with stacks of laundry with this system!  Do you have a laundry problem? That’s your sticker.  For each of these laundry basket dressers, you will need three of these baskets.  Way up here in Alaska, each basket was $3.50.  Should be less for you. PS – If you are interested in a slightly different size/configuration, check out these plans as well!
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Storage Dresser With Baskets

This really wasn’t my idea.  I have some smart sisters.  They looked at the piles of laundry in my tiny laundry room, and said, Ana, what if . . . All your laundry baskets could be like drawers in a dresser . . . And we didn’t have to see your dirty – and clean – laundry every time we visit. In my defense, most of the piles of laundry in my home are clean.  They just rarely make it to the dresser. But this is one dresser that I can work with. I can deal with stacks of laundry with this system!  Do you have a laundry problem? That’s your sticker.  For each of these laundry basket dressers, you will need three of these baskets.  Way up here in Alaska, each basket was $3.50.  Should be less for you. PS – If you are interested in a slightly different size/configuration, check out these plans as well!
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Storage Dresser With Baskets

That laundry dresser is super, extra fabulous! You’re right, it is a good idea for toys as well. What talent she has. I’m going to check out her site. I’m not that ambitious, at least not right now, but I would love to have a laundry basket dresser for my laundry and one for toys. Thanks for sharing this.
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Storage Dresser With Baskets

Author Notes: Life is too short to spend hours each day on laundry.   Judging from the interest in the original Laundry Basket Dressers, I think you all agree. Anything we can do to clean up the dirty laundry process is more time we could be spending tickling our kids, making the perfect chocolate chip cookies, or sneaking off to the garage to build something!   The Laundry Basket Dressers have done so well in my own home, taking what was a mountain – no exaggeration here – of dirty laundry right in our entryway to sorted and stack baskets neatly put in there place.  My sister uses the Laundry Basket Dressers as the primary clothing storage system in her home.  Like I said, more time for tickling the kiddos.     Different Size Many of you have modified the original Laundry Basket Dressers to fit your needs and space better.  When my friend Brooke wrote saying she had altered the plans for a taller but deeper storage system, I couldn’t thank her enough for letting us share plans.   Easy to Build You’ll love that each of these storage pieces is made from a single sheet of plywood.  The cutting is easy – I’ve even included a layout – and it’s just a matter of some screws, nails, and pretty paint!     Tell me, how much tickle time do you think these Laundry Basket Dressers would create in your home?   More Photos and Details And for more photos and details, and the before shot, make sure you stop over and visit Brook.  You’ll be inspired!!!      
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Storage Dresser With Baskets

Life is too short to spend hours each day on laundry.   Judging from the interest in the original Laundry Basket Dressers, I think you all agree. Anything we can do to clean up the dirty laundry process is more time we could be spending tickling our kids, making the perfect chocolate chip cookies, or sneaking off to the garage to build something!   The Laundry Basket Dressers have done so well in my own home, taking what was a mountain – no exaggeration here – of dirty laundry right in our entryway to sorted and stack baskets neatly put in there place.  My sister uses the Laundry Basket Dressers as the primary clothing storage system in her home.  Like I said, more time for tickling the kiddos.     Different Size Many of you have modified the original Laundry Basket Dressers to fit your needs and space better.  When my friend Brooke wrote saying she had altered the plans for a taller but deeper storage system, I couldn’t thank her enough for letting us share plans.   Easy to Build You’ll love that each of these storage pieces is made from a single sheet of plywood.  The cutting is easy – I’ve even included a layout – and it’s just a matter of some screws, nails, and pretty paint!     Tell me, how much tickle time do you think these Laundry Basket Dressers would create in your home?   More Photos and Details And for more photos and details, and the before shot, make sure you stop over and visit Brook.  You’ll be inspired!!!      
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Storage Dresser With Baskets

The Laundry Basket Dressers have done so well in my own home, taking what was a mountain – no exaggeration here – of dirty laundry right in our entryway to sorted and stack baskets neatly put in there place.  My sister uses the Laundry Basket Dressers as the primary clothing storage system in her home.  Like I said, more time for tickling the kiddos.
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Storage Dresser With Baskets

Storage boxes and baskets are not just containers to throw things into. They’re also a great way to complement your existing home furnishings. They come in a range of styles, colors and materials that allow you to take a simple, functional item and make it something personal you’re happy to have in plain sight.
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Storage Dresser With Baskets

IKEA Storage boxes and basketsHide things in plain sightStorage boxes and baskets are not just containers to throw things into. They’re also a great way to complement your existing home furnishings. They come in a range of styles, colors and materials that allow you to take a simple, functional item and make it something personal you’re happy to have in plain sight.KVARNVIKBox, set of 3$16.99
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IKEA Storage boxes and basketsHide things in plain sightStorage boxes and baskets are not just containers to throw things into. They’re also a great way to complement your existing home furnishings. They come in a range of styles, colors and materials that allow you to take a simple, functional item and make it something personal you’re happy to have in plain sight.
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We made the original basket dresser with 3 drawers for one of our sons. We have had it about a year, and have had no problems with it! Our boys have moved it around, stuffed it with clothes (and toys!), and even climbed on it some. It has held up really well. We are considering making a few more for the laundry room 🙂
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That’s your sticker.  For each of these laundry basket dressers, you will need three of these baskets.  Way up here in Alaska, each basket was $3.50.  Should be less for you.
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Metal Angle If you are intimidated by metal angle, you can always use 2x2s glued and screwed here. Cut the metal angle with a hack saw and predrill holes (three per slide). Mark locations with a square and screw metal angle to the sides. TIP: Screw at a very slight downward angle to keep the baskets to the back of the box instead of sliding forward. If you choose to stack, make sure you secure the top laundry basket dress to a stud in the wall.