3 Steps To A Clean, Clutter-Free Laundry Room
The laundry room tends to attract clutter because it’s out of sight and out of mind. Yet, when your laundry room itself is dirty, how can you really keep the clothes clean? Use these three tips to clean and declutter the laundry room, so you can get the most out of this critical space.
Cabinets are the key to organizing anything while also keeping it out of sight. Perhaps you want to look at your iron or your laundry detergent, in which case an open shelf would work fine; for most people, a cabinet above the washing machine provides tidy storage for everything laundry-related.
You’ll find cabinets in a range of styles and budgets, which makes this home improvement idea affordable for most people. If you do a lot of laundry, you may be interested in laundry room cabinets that contain built-in hampers. With this system, everyone can just dump their laundry in the appropriate hamper, leaving you to wash it when the hamper is full.
Find cabinets at a home improvement store and work with a handyman to mount them or get quotes from a custom home storage company if you’re seeking to upgrade storage throughout the house.
Once you’ve got fresh cabinets installed, it’s simply a matter of putting your laundry materials in cabinets to clear things from the floor and reduce clutter.
Use baskets to organize sundries
Laundry accessories lead to clutter: delicates bags, stain removers, dryer balls, laundry scent products, etc. Pick up small baskets or trays to keep sundries organized. Group items together, and then store items in your baskets or trays inside your cabinet. This way, everything is easy to reach and yet out of sight.
Install a fold-up ironing board
Traditional ironing boards take up a lot of space and are seldom used.
If you’re like most people, you tend to let things pile up until you have a lot to iron, and then spend an hour or more ironing in front of the television. A fold-up ironing board tucks into the wall for easy storage when not in use and makes it simple for you to get the ironing done as it’s needed, one garment at a time.
When you iron things in the moment, clothes are less likely to sit around waiting for you to be in the mood to iron. Once you’re done, simply fold the ironing board back up into the wall to enjoy your clean, clutter-free laundry area.
Small home improvements like these are an easy way to simplify your life, save time at home, and add value to your house. If you’re handy, you can complete these projects yourself in a weekend; otherwise, look for a handyman to help out.