Ways to Organize and De-clutter Your Laundry Room

30 Sep

Ways to Organize and De-clutter Your Laundry Room

Most of us do not think of the laundry room as an area that needs to be organized. In reality, however, it has many items that need to be organized.  Clean clothes, for example, should be folded and put away.  Detergents and chemicals that may be harmful to your children and pets should be stored in high, secure places away from their reach.

Another good reason to organize your laundry area is that it will help lessen the time it takes to do your laundry. You won’t have to waste time looking for the items you need or trying to balance items on areas that are full of clothes.

So, below are few tips to help you organize your laundry room:

  1. Remove items that do not belong in the room. Only allow items that belong in the room to stay there.  You will be surprised by what a difference this one simple thing will make.
  2. Add a cabinet to the room. This will provide you with a great place to store the items you need rather than stacking them up on a table. Consider placing the cabinet above the washing machine for easy reach and making sure it is spacious enough to hold all of your cleaning supplies.
  3. Install hanger racks. Place a bar along one wall, where you can hang clothes that need to air dry and keep finished items until you can put them away.
  4. Have a laundry basket. Place a laundry basket in an easily-accessibly area, so your family can place their dirty clothes directly into it and you won’t have to find clothes lying all over the floor. It is also best if you sort your colors and whites into two separate baskets, which will make doing your laundry easier.
  5. Use smaller, lightweight items that take up less space. Replace your large washing machine, dryer, and ironing board with smaller ones that will still easily handle your needs. The less space you utilize, the more space you have to move around and work efficiently.
  6. Clean it regularly.  Spend 5 to 10 minutes every day cleaning things. Put the items you used back where they belong before leaving the laundry room and remove any items that do not belong in the room.

The tips mentioned above are easy and practical steps that can eventually turn into habits if you use them regularly.  They will lead to a more organized laundry room and quicker chores, so you can spend more time doing fun things with your family.

Jennifer Fields
Oklahoma City & Edmond Real Estate Agent


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