The laundry room should help you keep your clothes clean, but what are you doing to keep your laundry room clean? Find practical advice from the team at Closet & Storage Concepts in Scottsdale below to turn your space into one that is organized, neat, and functional.
Spread it Out
If you’re getting nervous or anxious about trying to makeover your laundry room in one day, banish those fears. Spreading out the tasks over a few weekends is a good way to ease into the project and help you focus on each element or task.
Declutter and Organize Products
Start by decluttering and organizing your products. Do you have three laundry detergents? Multiple boxes of a mop replacement pad? How about that old cleaner that you got 10 years ago? Declutter the products you don’t use and start organizing products by groups. Consider separating chemicals for laundry, general household cleaners, dryer sheets, etc.
As you declutter, be sure to properly dispose of chemicals. Some may need to go to a waste treatment center.
Check Inventory and Stock Up
As you declutter, take note of what you have and what you are missing. Need more dryer sheets? What about a spot cleaner? Make a list and take note of what you have so you can stock up. Prevent duplicate purchases by assessing what you need to help keep your space clutter-free.
Clean, Clean, Clean
Now is the time to clean, clean, clean! Clean your machines by cleaning out the drum, the lint trap, and even the outside surfaces. Also take some time to clean the floor and any areas where you fold your clothes. This will keep your clothes clean. Giving your machines and your room and good clean will give you peace of mind and make it more enjoyable when you fold clothes or do the laundry.
Add Custom Storage to Air-Dry Clothes
Be kind to the earth and your electric bill. Build hanging areas to air-dry your clothes. Adding a couple of rods or pullout racks is a great way to create space to air dry everything from sweaters to undergarments. Air drying your clothes is also a great way to take care of your clothes since air drying can prevent warping or shrinkage compared to the heat of a dryer.
When it comes to storing detergent, cleaners, and other laundry tools, use a mix of shelving and pullout bins. Shelving can be built above or around your laundry machines to maximize space and keep things organized. Pullout shelving in between your machines is a sleek and functional solution.
Make It Multifunctional
Why stop there? Make your laundry function as more than a place to do laundry. Make it a mudroom for sports gear, or entryway storage for backpacks, and coats.
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