Creating a Streamline Laundry Room
When most of us think of our laundry rooms, we imagine cramped, cluttered, and unorganized spaces. Doing wash in this type of area can make it hard to get the job done – when the laundry detergent becomes lost in the piles of baskets and unmatched socks it can be a challenge to even do one load! Organizing a laundry room is a great way to make this disliked task more manageable and, if you no longer hate being in the space, it may even have you wanting to do laundry!
Add Shelving to Your Laundry Room
Adjustable wire shelving does not have to be reserved for the garage – this type of shelving unit is waterproof as well as being simple to assemble and install. Here is where the laundry god or goddess of the home can store everything they need to get dirty clothes clean. Reserve shelves for different items to help take this organization one step further, like one shelf for detergents and another just for drying delicate clothing. This will help keep items up off the floor so they do not go missing in the midst of laundry day.
Stack Your Washer and Dryer for More Space
Having a washer and dryer side by side may seem great, but trying to add shelving above or around them can be difficult. If the laundry room is small, it may be more economical to stack the washer and dryer to make more room for storage, sorting, and folding. Before you start stacking your appliances, however, consult the machine’s user manual or manufacturer to make sure the washer and dryer can be stacked safely without causing any flooding or injury and remember – the dryer always goes on top.
Use a Drying Bar Instead of a Drying Rack
Drying racks are a great tool to make sure those delicate fabrics does not shrink in the dryer. The only problem is that they are bulky and can only hold a few shirts at a time, not to mention once the clothes are dry you need to go through the process of putting them on hangers. Installing a drying bar in the laundry room can eliminate all of these problems! Drying bars are space savers, can fit more clothing in and, best of all, since the clothes are already on hangers to dry, they just need to be placed in the closet!
The laundry room can be a nightmare for many people – too much stuff and not enough space can make anyone cringe. But implementing small organizational elements can help bring order back to the wash area. By utilizing things such as a drying bar, shelving, and stacking the washer and dryer for more space can make the laundry room much easier to navigate and more pleasing to spend time in.
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