An organized home is a happy home, however many people end up neglecting their laundry spaces when it comes to tidying up. There are a plethora of ways that you can organize your laundry room from using shelves to buying organizational bins. Whether your laundry room is solely for cleaning clothes or if it serves as a multi-functional space like a mudroom, family organization center, craft or gardening space, or even a home office, there are ways that you can make it the most fabulous and functional space in your home. Keep reading for some tips and tricks that you can use to get your laundry room under control.
Purge and Declutter
When first tackling your laundry room, it is important that you start with a blank slate. Look around your washer, drying, and workspaces to find things that need to be thrown away. Trash any broken hangers, empty detergent bottles, and damaged laundry hampers. Make sure that you add a waste bin in your laundry room for dryer lint, pocket trash, and other empty containers. Remember that is it vital that the lint filter is cleaned and emptied between every load to prevent dryer fires and to help dry your clothes more quickly.
After your purge anything that needs to be thrown away, it is time to declutter your space. Get rid of anything in your laundry room that should not be in there. The laundry work area should be free of clutter to prevent clean clothes from becoming soiled again.
If you have lived in your home for a while now, chances are that you have a lot of laundry items laying around in your laundry room. Choose one detergent that works well for all of your fabrics instead of specialty products. You can even use baking soda in the washing machine or distilled white vinegar in order to boost cleaning performance and soften clothes. This way, you can eliminate fabric softeners and dryer sheets!
If you have the room, it is a great idea to create a separate folding space in your laundry room to fold and organize clothing. This could be a table or a counter. If you have a front loading washer and dryer, consider adding a counter on top of them to create a big folding space. You can also use this space or ironing!
Questions? Metro Shelving is Here to Help!
Whether you have more questions about laundry room organization or if you are ready to start fresh with your new laundry room, Metro Shelving is here to help you. We have all kinds of organizational products that can help you tidy up your dream home today! Feel free to give us a call at 800-400-7500 with all of your questions. For tips, tricks, and to see what we have been up to, check us out on social media on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.