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How to Organize Your Laundry Room

  Jonathan Teall  |    10 June 2019  |    Laundry Room

Clear the Clutter, and Your Mind

Your laundry room receives a lot of traffic throughout the week. With all of the various loads of laundry that needs to run through both the washer, and then the dryer, it can become a chaotic environment. Those with a large family know exactly how disorganized a laundry room can become in a very short time. If you have systems in place to organize the clean, dirty, whites, darks, and colors - you may find yourself feeling a lot less stressed out about all the laundry that needs to be finished. When an organizational system is implemented in a specific household room, order and regulation follow. Let's take a look at a variety of different methods you can use to streamline your laundry process and free up some mental space. You don't need to spend your time stressing about the piles of laundry taking over your laundry room.

We want to free up your personal time, so that you can spend your time doing the things that really matter to you. You'll like what you're about to read in this post, so after you're done, follow through and click on our Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Your Laundry Room

We want to free up your personal time, so that you can spend your time doing the things that really matter to you. Streamlining your weekly laundry routine has the potential to free up countless minutes of time that you can use elsewhere. You'll like what you're about to read, so follow through and click on our Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Your Laundry Room

The Systems

Canva - Laundry Room with a Washing Machine

1. Set up three color coded hampers where-ever you tend to leave your dirty laundry. You can have one for lights, darks, and colors. At the end of the day, toss the corresponding clothing item into the correct hamper. This separation will make your laundry process even smoother. You can save yourself the time that you would normally spend separating out your clothes on laundry day by making this a daily routine. 

2. Start using a foldable drying rack. You can dry out your sensitive clothing without causing them any harm, and you'll be saving on electricity. Most drying racks can hold between 20 to 35lbs of wet clothes, this will enable you to lessen your weekly environmental impact whilst simultaneously paying close attention to the care instruction associated with your garments.

3. Use a hanging storage rack system for the back of your door. You can safely store all of your cleaning products and laundry supplies in this out of the way area. It'll free up your limited laundry room counter space while also keeping your supplies in one area. You won't have to search all over for that fabric softener, or even the laundry detergent pods that you may buy for your teenagers. Every odd and end will be in an easy to locate area. 

4. Install floating shelves to store your clothes as you fold them. You may even choose to have a backup reserve of folded towels stored in your laundry room on one of these shelves. They'll add a nice aesthetic touch to the room as well as a great 

5. Create a designated lost and found hamper. It doesn't have to be anything big, just something small to store your miscellaneous items that you can hide out of the way of your normal laundry routine. When a sock goes missing, you can't quite figure out where a specific shirt came from, toss is in the loss and found hamper. The pair to that sock will eventually show up, and you won't have to locate the originally found one in the depths of your laundry room. 

6. Dry erase markers will prevent un-needed frustration. There are certain items of your wardrobe that you can't wash and dry in the same manner as the rest of your clothes. Whether you share your laundry room with just your spouse, with children, or a roommate - confusion can happen when someone else is switching over your laundry. Consider purchasing a dry erase marker to notate on the lid of your washer when specific care instructions are needed. Write something like, "Cashmere sweater in washer, do not dry", or "Two pairs of raw denim jeans in wash, do not add additional clothing or dry". This can prevent countless clothing based disappointments easily. No one wants to see their favorite sweater shrunk to a child size. 

7. Label the laundry baskets of your family members, create a storage system.Do you manage the laundry for your entire household? If you are responsible for making sure that your children routinely take care of their laundry, consider labeling their individual baskets. You can even set up a storage system to work as a sort of queue for their laundry. A shelving unit where the top basket has top priority, and the last basket to be placed has the last priority would streamline frustration management.

8. Mount wire racks above your washer and dryer to hold anything else that may not have been covered. Shelf space is incredible useful in a busy laundry room, and the more you have available the happier you'll feel. A cramped, disorganized space is never an enjoyable experience.

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