I just received the wall mounted hanger and retractable laundry line last week. Yay for laundry room function!
Since my last post I hung the hook on the back left wall for the lint brush. Then I painted the self edging white and tacked blue grosgrain ribbon on to it. I took a curtain panel and turned it into two curtains to cover the shelving altogether. Let me just say that without the option of making the contents look pretty, I really like that we can just close the curtain.
I do what I can. I'll just look at this as an improvement to the value of the house for future owners. Perhaps some day I'll have my very own laundry closet to beautify.