When people organize their living space, they often neglect the laundry room. This area is actually the perfect target for reorganization, due to the many cleaning products and supplies it contains. Organizing the laundry room so it stays tidy for the long haul is not difficult if you follow these simple tips. You will never again dread doing the laundry!
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Step 1: Accessories like scarves, gloves, and hats are often strewn about the house or shoved in the back of a closet. Keep them organized in the laundry room by grouping similar items and getting rid of those that no longer fit or are out of style. Say goodbye to any gloves missing their partner. Assign separate containers to each type of item and label the basket or tub with the family member’s name and item description.
Step 2: Take all the cleaning supplies stored on shelves, in cabinets, and in drawers and place them into an open storage container or a carrying caddy. If the laundry room has wire shelves, use the caddy because it prevents spillable bottles from tipping. Take the same approach with all the laundry supplies and you will never again need to explore the inner depths of a cabinet to find laundry pre-treater.
Step 3: For households with pets, the laundry room is the perfect place to store their accessories. Put the dog crate or pet bed on the floor, mount a hook rack on the wall to hold collars and leashes, and place pet care products into a container. Fold pet clothing and store it on an easily accessible shelf or in a drawer. Put the pet food and water bowls in an elevated stand or on a non-skid mat.
Step 4: Add separate laundry hampers for dark, light, and white clothing. Have every member of the family pre-sort clothes in these and when a hamper is full, do that load of laundry.
Step 5: Take advantage of vertical space when drying clothes. Rather than draping clothing over doors, cabinets, and the washer and dryer, hang it on a retractable clothesline in the laundry room or use a portable drying rack.