Home Organization Tips; Time to Conquer the Laundry Room
Did you know that making minor adjustments to your laundry room can make laundry day less of a hassle? You don’t have to spend loads of money or put in hours of work either! With just a little time and some ingenuity, your laundry room can be made over to go from the dungeon of dirty clothes to a laundry room retreat. Something as simple as a couple of shelves, a clothes rack, and expandable totes can make a huge difference!
Today we’re going to share with you how to conquer the laundry room in your home. These simple additions can make doing laundry easier, less time-consuming, and a little more enjoyable. Who says you can’t have an awesome laundry room anyway? Spruce it up and feel good about it.
And once you’ve got your room in order, now it’s time to tackle that pile of laundry. Use a bit of OUTrageous Laundry Pre-Treater to take care of any stubborn stains before throwing them in the wash with the rest of your dirty clothes.
5 Additions to Help You Conquer the Laundry Room
1.Clothes Rack or Rod: Installing a clothes rack or adding a hanging rod to your laundry room will give you more floor space, as well as a convenient place to hang all you shirts, pants and jackets. Hanging clothes up, as opposed to folding them and putting them in a dresser, means there’s less worry about wrinkles and creases. Every time you remove an item of clothing from your closet, make sure to bring the empty hanger to the laundry room so they’ll be ready to grab on laundry day.
2. Tote Bags on Wheels: Wheeled canvas or fabric totes are a great addition to the laundry room. They are usually made of a heavy canvas fabric, have 4 wheels on the bottom, come with one large and one or more smaller zippered compartments and include a retractable handle. Laundry bags on wheels are a great invention – especially if you live on the 3rd floor and your laundry room is in the basement, or (the horror) you have to travel across town to the coin operated laundromat.
3. Shelves: Even if it is only a small shelf placed above the washer and dryer - this will help with storage. Shelves and racks make great places to store your laundry detergent, stain remover, dryer sheets and fabric softener. No more searching around the room for the last place your roommate placed the bottle of laundry soap – yeah!
4. Sorting Bins: No more worrying about sorting your clothes with each load of laundry! Sorting bins are awesome for those of you who always have to take the time to separate and sort through the clothes. Adding two or three clothes sorting bins to your laundry room lets you handle two jobs at once. You can have separate baskets for your dark clothes and another one for whites. Or use one basket for your regular clothes and another for really stinky items like workout clothes. Problem solved and now you don’t have to worry about dirty laundry strewn all over the floor.
5. Collapsible Tote Bags: These bags are perfect for tight spaces. You can use them for just about anything but extra-large collapsible totes make wonderful laundry baskets. Once the laundry that was inside of the bag has been removed (washed and put away) the tote bag can be folded up and stored out-of-the-way. Fabric tote bags are easy to clean so you don’t have to worry about them collecting any unpleasant odors. You can use multiple tote bags for each member of the household or use one for clothes and another for sheets and towels.
Conquering the laundry room doesn’t have to be expensive or take hours of manual labor. A few simple additions or adjustments here and there and you’ve got a quick and easy laundry room makeover! So there you have it, our best tips for organizing your laundry room: “My Home My Way in Minutes!”