So, no matter your laundry room is a spacious room with a lot of storage or only a corner hidden away in the basement, it is essential to keep the place organized. This activity applies no matter where you do your laundry. Anywhere else your laundry area is, it likely has a mess. So let's sort out that clutter today and help make laundry a less overwhelming task!
So, no matter your laundry room is a spacious room with a lot of storage or only a corner hidden away in the basement, it is essential to keep the place organized.
The purpose today is designed to work in the laundry room!
I don't mean taking away any clean clothes or washing any nasty clothes that maybe there. But I mean handling with all the other things that fill in your laundry room. Don't get overwhelmed doing too much cleaning at this stage. After that your house is tidy, it will be easier to clean, so you can always come back and do it later!
This activity applies no matter where you do your laundry. Anywhere else your laundry area is, it likely has a mess. So let's sort out that clutter today and help make laundry a less overwhelming task!
Even if you're working with an ample space, don't allow your laundry room to become a dumping ground for clutter. A laundry room inclines to be a place that collects a lot of non-essential items that don't have their own storage space.
Maybe you keep your washer and dryer in the garage near the entry area, and they turn into a dumping ground for items that are heading home. Perhaps they are in a laundry closet and wind up being a place to keep extra stuff. Sometimes the laundry room can be in the corner of a basement and end up as a storage area for things you don't often use. Of course, it's better if you can keep your washer and dryer in a dedicated room.
If the clutter overruns your laundry room, laundry chores will be more difficult and take longer, and no one wants that.
It's pretty complicated for most of us to be motivated to waste our time in the laundry room, but when it's cluttered, it makes it even more overwhelming.
How to declutter your laundry Room?
As you declutter your laundry room, you'll sort items into different categories based on what you plan to do with each item. You'll probably need at least three boxes or trash bags for each type.
Trash or recycle - Trash items that are unusable and unrepairable.
- Expired products, such as bleach
- Broken hangers
- Detergent containers
- Mismatched socks
Relocate - Get rid of anything that should not be anymore in the laundry room. Chances are you need to relocate things that belong elsewhere.
- Garden tools
- Unwanted outerwear
- Extra hangers
- Pairs of shoes
Keep - Things that are going to stay there, and you need to find a better way to organize in baskets or hide well!
- Laundry supplies
- Cleaning supplies
- Ironing supplies
- Sewing kit
You should make space for storing laundry supplies where it is convenient to use for you. That could be on a shelf, in a cabinet, or a laundry caddy between the appliances.
Donate Bag- To throw items you no longer use, need, or love, and that are still in good condition. Put the bag out of sight but accessible.
Dry Cleaning Bag - Put away the items you're keeping, but you need to drop to the dry cleaner.
Repair Basket - Items you want to keep but that need to be repaired or sewed, and that you will repair very quickly; if you don't get rid of it immediately.
Set Up Your Laundry Room for Success
The objective of this mission is to make you feel better about getting your laundry done, and since we’ve got to do laundry whether we like it or not, why not make it as easy as possible, what do you think?
Functionality is an essential aspect of setting up a laundry room, but that doesn't mean there's no room for making it gorgeous. Your laundry room is still part of your home, and it deserves to look just as polished as any other room. A refreshing coat of paint, some wallpaper, accent pieces that are practical and beautiful, and different decorative finishes can make your laundry room a more pleasant place. Who knows—those decorative features may even cause the kids to get involved in the process.
Once you have the design layout, organize your laundry room according to how your family will use that space. If you have children, install shelves and storage areas easy to reach. Find a safe place for dangerous items that you need to store in that room.
As you plan your space, keep in mind storage solutions like:
- baskets to group like items together
- a bowl for notes, cards, and change as you empty pockets before tossing clothes in the washer
- add a trash can
- a laundry sorter to sort laundry according to fabric type and color shades
- a hanging rack to hang dry clothes, it can lessen wrinkles and exclude the need for ironing.
- add shelves if you have wall space above the washing machine and dryer, use it!
- vertical wall space can be a game-changer in a small room like a laundry room, where floor space often is narrow.
- add a folding space; it can be a table or a counter
- add a rolling cart
- place a mat to catch dirt
The baskets are perfect for helping you organize your laundry room. To help keep each family member organized, assign a personal area, or dedicate a bin to each person. Think to label each basket, so there will be no excuse.
Create a control center since most of your family will pass through your laundry room at least once a day, a prominent message center for notes, calendars, and reminders is a great addition.
The benefits of a decluttered laundry room.
A cluttered laundry room might not seem like a big deal. However, there are plenty of reasons why learning how to declutter your laundry room will make your life easier.
The advantages of a functional laundry room are numerous.
First, a cluttered laundry room can be a source of embarrassment. When your laundry room is cluttered, you are probably spending extra time on your morning routine. Wasting time looking for supplies, sorting soiled clothes might make you late for work! A decluttered laundry room makes it easier for you to find what you need quickly so that you can get your laundry done in less time and less stress.
A cluttered laundry room can also lead to frustration and a poor start to the day. It's annoying when you can't find what you need. You might also feel frustrated by all the extra things your family let in your laundry room.
Decluttering is, therefore, the perfect solution to a laundry room overflowing with stuff!
Now that you've overhauled your laundry room and turned it into a functional space, you have to make sure everyone is on board to keep it clean and uncluttered. Set some house rules for creating some habits that will help you keep things neat and uncluttered.
You can also take some time to consider your laundry routine, and make changes to improve, make it less overwhelming. Or, you can identify the types of clutter you dealt with today and arise with organizational solutions to prevent the clutter from recurring.
Whether you use a calendar or a list of chores, make sure the laundry room makes a list.
Despite the fact you store a lot in your laundry room, the important thing is to arrange your supplies in a manner that's most convenient for you. This approach will vary depending on the configuration of your space.
If you have a vast laundry room but an insufficient hall closet or linen closet, it doesn't matter about where things are presumed to stay. Instead, exploit that unused laundry room space and stock extra paper goods, cleaning supplies, linens, sheets, towels.
These organizational hints will help you get the actual area used for laundry under control, and with just a few efforts every month or so, keep the space manageable.
Are you convinced yet?
Let’s do it!