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5 Laundry Room Organization Tips for the New Year

You probably use your laundry room almost daily, so keeping it organized is essential to make doing laundry more efficient. If you have a new year's resolution of organizing your laundry area, we're here to help you get started. Whether it's decluttering your current laundry space or starting fresh with a laundry room makeover, these tips will help you organize the area this year.


Deep Clean the Laundry Room

Before setting up an organization system for the space, give the room a deep cleaning by removing all your detergents and laundry supplies and thoroughly wiping down everything. Starting with a clean space will make it easier to give everything a place.


Declutter

Do you have multiple containers of half-used detergents or a bucket of clothespins that are never used? If you no longer use these items during your laundry day routine, it's time to toss them. Keeping things in your laundry space that don't have a purpose only clutters the room and can make it difficult to organize the area efficiently.


Invest in Storage

If your laundry room doesn't have a specified storage area, this is one of the first things to add to the space that will help with organization. Depending on the size of the room and how much space you have, you should consider adding the following:

  • Floor-to-ceiling cabinets/closet

  • Shelving

  • Drawers

  • Hanging racks/bars

Adding a counter and shelves/cabinets above your washer and dryer can create much-needed storage, even in smaller laundry rooms. As a bonus, the counter above the appliances provides a convenient folding area. Incorporating a mixture of cabinets with doors and open shelving can help keep the space looking tidy while ensuring the daily used items are easily accessed.


Hide the Washer and Dryer

Especially if your laundry area doubles as another room, such as an office or hobby area, always having the washer and dryer in sight can take away from the space. Therefore, it can be helpful to add pocket doors that allow you to easily hide your washer and dryer when you're not using them. So, tucking these appliances away can instantly give the room an organized look.


Assign Zones

Designate a spot for like-items, such as keeping all detergents and stain removers in a certain cabinet or on a specific shelf. You should also have zones in the area for particular tasks, such as sorting dirty laundry, folding clean clothes, and ironing. In these zones, you want to include any tools and items nearby related to the task to easily access them without having to take time to hunt for a laundry basket or iron.

While ironing boards can be bulky, keeping your ironing board stored on the back of the laundry room door or in a tall cabinet will keep it out of the way until you need it.


While doing laundry is not at the top of the list for many, having an organized space will make the must-do task a little easier. You can turn your laundry area into a pin-worthy room with a few changes and organization hacks from the list above.


Are you tired of doing laundry or just need a break? Contact us to learn about our convenient wash and fold laundry service. We will handle doing your laundry and return them folded and ready to put away, so you can focus on doing what matters most to you.

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