How to Organize a Laundry Room

Because the laundry room is used infrequently compared to other rooms, it's easy for clutter to build up. This can be problematic, and slow down your laundry process.

Steps

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    Clean out junk. Anything which you no longer use should be recycled, donated, given away, or thrown out.
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    Make your own powdered laundry detergent to save space. It takes one tenth the space of store bought detergent and cleans as well as Tide.
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    Categorize the remaining items by use. For example, fabric softener, bleach, and detergent are a group.
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    Put in shelving to keep items off the floor and in visible, accessible locations.
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    Organize your items on the shelf by category.
    • Label the areas with laminated note-cards taped to the shelves.
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    • Make sure your family understands the system
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    • Put items you use more frequently (such as detergent), on lower shelves, and put less frequently used items higher up.
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    Organize clothes baskets by color Have a hamper for light clothes and one for dark clothes. Have a basket for sorting out clothes like woolens which need a special wash cycle.

Tips

  • Using wicker baskets or clear plastic bins to hold groups of items can help keep clutter controlled.

Warnings

  • If there are young children or animals in your home, have childproof locks on the cabinets with detergent/cleaners. You do not want an accident.

Article Info

Categories: Clutter Busting | Laundry