Wall-Mounted Laundry Room Lint Bin

I used to have an old shoe box on top of the dryer as a mini trash can for lint. But when I set out to makeover the laundry room, I knew there had to be a better solution. I found one at the office supply store!
Time: 10 Minutes Cost: $12 Difficulty: Easy
Even though we are lucky enough to have an actual laundry room versus a closet or machines in the garage, the space is still awkward & narrow with doors on both sides. There was no where to add a regular trash can. I wanted to make one that could be mounted on the wall next to the dryer. I considered using a wall mounted mailbox or a brochure holder like you would use for house flyers. Before I made it to the hardware store to look for one, I found a really sturdy literature box on clearance at the office supply store. Score!
The first step was giving it a couple coats of navy spray paint to match the room & hide the lint. Since the bin was plastic, I used a spray paint plastic primer first.
Once the whole thing was navy, it still needed something else. I painted the lid pink and suddenly my boring bin was WAY more stylish.
The bin is fairly narrow, so doesn't stick out too far from the wall. It's SO much better than having an old shoe box hanging out on the dryer!
To see the full tutorial and more photos, check out my website: http://www.polishedhabitat.com/2014/laundry-lint-bin/
To order a pretty lint label like mine, check out the link below:

To see more: https://www.etsy.com/listing/222888641/lint-label-for-laundry-room-bin

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  • J Bowden
    J Bowden Sapulpa, OK
    Just found Pinterest. Don't know how I lived without. Lint box is genius! The comments about what to do with the lint later also genius. Mom power to you all.
  • Lulu
    lulu Santa Fe, NM
    I have a little bamboo trash can beside my laundry machines. IN the nest building seasons, I toss the lint on a balcony with birdseed and they use it all. I love this.
  • Betty Ward
    Betty Ward Minneapolis, MN
    Wow. Thanks for the info!
  • Barbarafreeman7295
    I found one on Amazon.com
  • Marilyn Frazier
    Marilyn Frazier Springdale, AR
    I painted a wicker mail basket and hung it on my wall in my laundry closet.
Melissa @ Polished Habitat