5 Laundry Room Organization Tips

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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.

 

  1. 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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 Photo via holdontoyourhatsblog.blogspot.ca

  1. 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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Photo via itsforthehome.com 

  1. 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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Photo via www.everyday-organizing.com

  1. 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.

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  1. 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.

 

 

Simple Spaces on Jayman Home Experts

We are so happy to have been featured on Jayman Home Experts!

Check out the video below, where we go over the basics of wood and wire shelving, and some of the awesome benefits and space saving solutions they provide.

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See more Home Experts videos by Jayman Homes here.

Designer Blog: 3 accessories that help keep it simple

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We are pleased to present our first installment of the Designer Blog! Our designers are here to share great tips, what’s popular and more. This week, our designer Julie lets us know about the 3 most popular accessories right now at Simple Spaces, and why they’re so useful. Check it out:

 

1) It’s become clear in our home that the kids do not know how to hang their towels up (as simple as it seems) and their face cloths crunched up on their counter space. Time to swap out with double elite hooks so each child has their own easy hang system for their own towel and matching face cloth for a much cleaner and tidier look on one of our multiple colored hook boards.

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2) Winter is coming, so it’s time to pull out those dress scarves. We have the accessories that will make your morning selections easy to see and easy to store.

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3) Are your jewelry boxes getting dated? Change out your system to our beautifully cased jewelry inserts to keep your special pieces in a special space.

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Julie is a designer at Simple Spaces. She specializes in making the most out of our client’s space, and designing solutions to fit their specific lifestyle. Want to hear more from Julie? Come visit her in our Display Centre.

Garage Makeover Final Unveiling

We are so excited to finally unveil our completed garage makeover!

This past spring, we put out a challenge to our staff to see whose garage needed the most help. It was a tough choice between 4 staff garages, but in the end, Gavin’s was chosen.

His garage was full of clutter, and had almost zero storage. Everything he needed to keep in the garage was just taking up space on his garage floor.

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Enter Simple Spaces. We came up with a design for Gavin, based on his storage needs. First, he got his garage ready for our team by painting, clearing out all the clutter and getting his garage floors coated.

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Then, we went to work. What does Gavin think of his brand new garage? He told us, and gave us some tips for anyone thinking of adding storage to their garage:

1. The best thing about my new garage is the overall feeling of organization. Everything is out of sight, easy to get to and easy to put away. Also, the overall ‘look’ of the garage is amazing.

2. I would tell other people that before you start, this project can take time, depending on the state of your garage.  The Shelving was the easy part! The prep work to get there can take a lot of time and a few dollars. Tip: Plan to do this project in spring or summer. During the winter months, it would have been tough to paint.

3. With the Shelving in the garage, I don’t think I would change anything! Just be mindful of shelving depths you want, think about the vehicles you drive and how much room these take. Smaller vehicles will allow for deeper shelves, but for bigger vehicles you may want to go with a shallower depth.”

- Gavin

Now, Check out some pictures of the finished product!

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