Ronda Batchelor, mother of six, was sick of her laundry room so she decided to streamline the process. Using only about $400 (and her vivid imagination), she whipped her tiny wash room into a marvelously efficient work space.


The room features six removable baskets that are housed in a cupboard style space. Each basket holds folded laundry so the kids are able to just remove their basket, bring it to their room and put away their laundry.


The most clever part is the homemade dry racks Ronda made. She places her hand washables on the rack, slides them into the custom-built slots in her wall, clicks a timer switch that activates a fan and viola… the clothes are dry in no time!


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When I think of getting a swimming pool, I usually think of two things. First, how relaxing and wonderful it would be during the broiling summer heat. Second, can my pocket book budget such a luxury? Well, dear reader, Torben Jung decided to focus on the first thought, and make the second one obsolete. Did he just get a better job? No. He decided to upcycle some materials into something that anyone could be proud of having in their backyard. Check it out!


Jung decided to grab some pallets from the internet. (Here’s an online service that helps you locate wood pallets.)


With some nylon comealongs and some wooden connections, he was able to get the pool shape down perfectly.



To ensure this puppy would hold water, multiple layers of waterproof lining were used.



Of course, he had to finish it off with the classic blue layering.



The pallets just aren’t that stylish. A little siding fixes the aesthetics right up.



Jung attached a pool pump for water quality assurance, and then filled...

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