Jen Jones

organize this: laundry land!

Raise your hand if you have a passion for doing laundry.  My guess is that not a lot of hands are going up, and if yours did, I am a bit envious!  Laundry is a daily chore that can grow stale, however, if your process and laundry room are organized, it can be a much more pleasant process.

Laundry rooms come in all shapes and sizes; from large rooms to itty bitty closets and kitchen nooks.  A great way to maximize the space you do have, is by adding a few shelves above the washer and dryer.  This allows you to hang clothing to dry, stack linens, store laundry essentials and maximize vertical space.

 

It is important to sort down laundry prior to washing, as different linens and clothing types require a range of washing methods.  There are many great options that make it simple to divide darks from lights, such as rolling sorters or space saving slide out baskets.

 

Another great space saving laundry storage option is to add pedestal drawers to your washer and dryer, or slim laundry storage in-between them.

 

To protect your washer, your clothing and the items in your pockets, create a drop zone for all of those little things we carry around with us all day.  Not only will the jar or dish remind you to empty your pockets, it will also ensure the belongings are easy to return to their original homes and keep laundry room clutter at bay.

 

Treating stains should happen almost as quickly as the accident itself.  Keeping a Stain Solution chart posted in the laundry room will provide a quick reference the instant it is needed.

 

If you prefer to air dry your laundry, there are endless options such as clothing lines, hanging bars and space saving flip out drying racks.

 

Since ironing frequently takes place after clothing comes out of the dryer, installing a wall mount ironing board holder can provide compact storage for both the ironing board and the iron itself.

 

When looking for ways to corral the small stuff, think outside the storage box and shop the home for every day objects such as a shower caddy, small dishes and baking canisters.

 

Decorative boxes with labels are another great way to hide some of the smaller items that are used for laundry care.  Everything from bleach and detergent pens to garment bags and sewing kits, boxes keep it all nice and neat on your laundry room shelves.

 

Transferring laundry care items into decorative canisters now makes the necessities more pleasing to the eye and creates a pretty environment where chores take place.

 

Baskets are always a great storage solution in any space, however, in the laundry room, they can also serve as portable caddies for cleaning supplies or to disperse paper products around the home.

 

 

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4 Responses to “ organize this: laundry land! ”

  1. I’ve been wanting a laundry rack like #4 for months…but it’s just out of my price range! If anyone knows of any other less expensive options – please let me know!

    Kim
    Six2Eleven

  2. ugh, i HATE laundry! but i might love it if I had that pretty lace basket! :)

  3. @Kim – I know there are places online that describe how to make these from an old crib. Many people are happy to unload their cribs that no longer meet safety guideilnes.

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