For many of us, the laundry room seems to be in a constant state of chaos. It often gets neglected when we think about organizing our homes, even though its one of the areas where organization makes a huge difference. Imagine, not having to sort through piles of clothes, or deal with bulky ironing boards and drying racks – laundry would be a piece of cake!
We have some great tips on how to take some of the work out of “laundry day,” by making your laundry room tidy, organized and simple.
- Sort Clothes In Advance
Sorting out the whites, the delicates and the dry-cleaning can be one of the most time consuming and messy aspects of doing the laundry. Instead of throwing all of your dirty laundry into one big basket, use multiple baskets to help pre-sort clothes – one each for dark, whites, his, hers, etc.
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- Make it your own
Personalizing your laundry room and giving it an attractive look goes a long way. Throw away those eyesore detergent bottles, and use a glass dispenser instead, like this one. Also, get a few nice baskets to store odds and ends, to keep them organized and out of the way.
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- Hang to Dry out of the way
Try this simple project: mount shower curtain rods behind your door for out of the way drip dry hanging. It’s a great use of space and gets your drying rack off your floor.
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- Consider Adding Custom Shelving
Adding a bit more storage space in your laundry room can make a huge impact on organization and cleanliness. Custom solutions allow you to create storage that work perfectly for your family, and can suit any problems you need to address. With a little more shelving, you can organize all of your laundry supplies, and add space for other miscellaneous items like mops and cleaning supplies.
- Actually DO your laundry
For some of us, this might be the most difficult tip to master – but if you just let your dirty laundry build up, your laundry room will never be as organized as it could be.
– Once your baskets get full, throw them in the wash as soon as possible – don’t just move the dirty laundry to the laundry room and leave it there.
– Having a movie night? Throw in a load while you watch.
-If you have pre-teens or teenagers at home, teach them how to do their own laundry – not only will it help with the volume of washing you need to do, but it will also teach them a valuable life skill early on.
Don’t forget, our custom solutions are for more than just closets. We’ve helped many families with their laundry room woes!
Visit our display centre or give one of our designers a call, and we’ll be happy to give you a hand.