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How to make sure your laundry room is organized
Having a space where you can do your laundry, away from the rest of the activity in your home, is a blessing. To make the most of the opportunity, you need to ensure that your laundry room is organized in a way that makes doing the laundry a simple and efficient process.
If you make sure that the space is tidy and organized, you can make your life a lot easier, and take away some of the stress involved in your household routines.
Keep the laundry room for laundry
One of the biggest issues that can happen in a laundry room is that it can get taken over by other things. Pretty soon, the room becomes a storage area for bikes, toys or muddy shoes causing laundry sessions to turn into cramped and stressful experiences. Make room in other, more appropriate, parts of your home for items that are getting in the way. For instance, bikes can be stored in the garage and shoes can be cleaned straight away and stored in wardrobes or bedroom cupboards.
Use shelves for laundry products
In order to do laundry efficiently, you need to have all of the necessary items, such as fabric care products, easily accessible in the laundry room. If you do not already have enough cupboard space, or shelving, in your laundry room, you should create some. This saves you the time and effort of rushing back and forth from another room to your laundry room. It also means that you are not tempted to line things up so that they are cluttering window ledges in the laundry room.
Make sure you have a place for the trash
There will be times when you find items of trash, such as candy wrappers, in the pockets of clothing that you are going to wash. It’s important that you have a trash can in the room so that you have somewhere to throw these items straight away. If you do not have this facility, you tend to put items of trash to one side where they can be forgotten and left to build up.
Include a space for drying, folding and ironing
If you have enough space in your laundry room, you should create areas where you can dry, fold and iron clothes, as well as wash them. You can use a fold away clothes dryer, or a retractable clothesline so that the drying facilities do not clutter up the room all of the time. Consider creating a worktop that can double as a folding area and an ironing space. You may also want to think about making use of outside space that is close to the laundry room, for hanging washing out to dry. The closer the outside drying area is, the easier the whole laundry process is for you.
Keeping your laundry room organized and clear of debris means that it’s much easier for you to wash items quickly and effectively. If you can include space for completing the entire laundry process, you can get clothing and bedding washed, folded and ironed as efficiently as possible.