Laundry Room vs. Walk-in Pantry

While my mom was here visiting over Christmas, we were talking about having the washer/dryer in the master closet instead of a designated laundry room. She made the point that that is where we have our dirty clothes hamper and where we keep our clothes in the first place. Think of the time you would save walking back and forth from the hampers to the laundry room and then back to the bedrooms to put away your clean clothes. And if you’re like me, there is a path of dropped dirty clothes along the way as I attempt to carry the entire hamper of clothes in one trip!

Our laundry room is at the end of the kitchen, right next door to my little pantry.

Laundry and Pantry doors

And our laundry room is ALWAYS in disarray! It has the washer/dryer on one side of the room and wire shelves on the other side. I don’t know about you, but I hate wire shelving. Unless things are in boxes or baskets, stuff is always falling over.

laundry room

laundry room 2

What I would love to do is move the washer/dryer to the master closet and turn the present laundry room into a walk-in pantry. I’m very fortunate when it comes to the size of our master closet, as it is 85.5 square feet. (our closet was approx. 30 sf in our last house) Therefore it is totally large enough to handle this, especially if I stack the washer/dryer. And I might even be able to fit a small folding table/island in the middle of the closet like this one. And you have to love a chandelier in a closet!

closet island


And then I could have a walk-in pantry. A WALK-IN PANTRY!!!! (choir music should be played when these words are spoken!) And there would be…Storage Galore!

pantry 2


I’m still on the fence about all of this. I know it’s what I would love to do, but not sure if it’s worth the money we would spend in the end. What are your thoughts on this idea? Designated laundry room or laundry in the master closet?

Y’all have a great day! Later gators!

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