Whether you have a laundry room or closet, it’s usually a space that serves more than one purpose. In my case, my laundry closet also holds the cleaning supplies for the entire house. And as you will see, I have a lot of cleaning supplies. I am always trying new products and comparing them so that I can later share them with all of you. Although I do have my favorites, I like switching them up from time to time and I enjoy the different scents and packaging.
In a few days, I will share how I maximize the space in my laundry closet but for now, I want to share general tips for getting any laundry area in good shape.
So let’s get ready to PURGE, CONTAINERIZE and of course, DECORATE!
Clear out the laundry room and separate like-items.
The laundry room can easily become a catchall space for the whole family, similar to a mudroom. Start by clearing out the space and separating the items into sections. If you have a few empty laundry bins, they are perfect for containing the contents of the space while you decide what to keep and what needs to go into another room. Sometimes it’s best to start with a blank slate so that you can better imagine the best placement for the items that you are keeping.
Designate the space for your needs.
Keep the products that you use most at eye-level. I keep my detergents and oxy powder cleaners right on the washer, inside of a metal tray. Adding a tray will not only make the items look neater, it is also keeps the residue from the bottles from getting all over the washing machine.
Containerize your cleaning supplies.
If you keep your cleaning supplies in the laundry room, designate plastic bins to keep them contained. I like plastic bins because they keep items from toppling over if you have wire shelves, like mine and they are easy to clean from spills. I use these open-top bins from Target and they each hold products for different cleaning tasks. I added a stick-on label that you can find here and they are both functional and decorative.
Create an ironing station.
Since I have a laundry closet with bi-fold doors, I don’t have the space for an ironing station in the laundry area. I keep this over-the-door organizer in another bedroom which is where I iron. If you have the space, you can use this set-up behind a cabinet door or create a station right on the wall. I like the organizer below because it stores the products together with the iron and the board.
Decorate your space.
Keep the laundry room looking crisp and clean and it will make laundry
so much fun bearable. Use a comfortable, pretty rug in front of your washer and dryer, hang some laundry related art on the wall and add a faux plant for some color.
I would love to hear from you some feedback about this organizing series. What rooms have you tackled? What’s next on your list?
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