First things first. Let’s examine dictionary.com’s definition:
Main Entry: laundry room
Part of Speech: n
Definition: a room where clothes are washed and dried, usu. with large appliances
Example: We have a great laundry room, well-designed, organized, and in the perfect location.
Does that presently sound like your laundry room? If the answer is yes, give yourself a pat on the back, way to have your clothes cleaning station in check. But if yours is overflowing with miscellaneous items and mishmash of detergent bottles, it’s time for a clean up.
Taming the Beast in the Laundry Room
*When laundry is done get it folded and put away ASAP. One pile seems to attract multiple others.
*If you have a counter for folding, use it! Keep it free of clutter.
*Have a small trash can for lint, used dryer sheets and other trash that accumulates.
*If you have a laundry product that you don’t use or like, give it away or trash it. If you haven’t used it yet you probably never will.
*Use built-in cabinets for laundry products and cleaners. If you don’t have built-in cabinets, use plastic drawers or crates.
*A hanging bar or drying rack is easy to install and ideal for clothing that can’t go in the dryer.
*Invest in large, sturdy laundry baskets or canvas totes.
*A multi-bin sorter helps keep colors or family members’ items separate.
*A small plastic bin can be used for change, keys and other items often found in pockets.
*If you spend a lot of time in the laundry room, make it enjoyable. Keep it well lit and have a small stereo.
The key to a great laundry room is making it orderly and then keeping it that way. Laundry doesn’t have to be a chore; it can be a relaxing experience. Well, that may only be true for a small percentage of us but having an organized space will certainly make it less exhausting.