It might seem like a small thing, but staying organized can go a long way toward keeping your stress levels down and your mind clear. That said, laundry rooms can be particularly challenging. If you shake your head each time you walk into your laundry room, this article is for you. Here are some great laundry room organization ideas!
Everything has a Place
This is a classic organizational tip, and it certainly applies here. Take everything that is currently in your laundry room out and decide what actually needs to stay. You’ll likely find at least a few things that simply don’t need to be in your laundry room anymore. Take the items that are left back into the laundry room and find a dedicated spot for each one. This will help to reduce clutter, and cleaning up after doing laundry won’t be so frustrating or time-consuming—you’ll just put things back where they belong!
Don’t Let It Linger
This is crucial. When a load of laundry has finished drying, it’s easy to ignore the buzzer and just let it sit in the machine while you do other things. However, in addition to letting the clothes get wrinkly, procrastinating will delay your future laundry activities. (When you wash another load, the clothes will have nowhere to go until you empty the dryer!) This is a nasty cycle once it gets started, so make it a point to do laundry when you have time to finish the task completely and put all of the clothes away once they are dry.
Stock Up on Multiple Detergents
One type of detergent is probably not going to be enough for the variety of clothes that you need to wash. That’s because most standard detergents are designed to treat cotton and don’t work as well on synthetic materials common in activewear. It’s a good idea to keep a couple of different options on hand so you don’t have to scramble when you need to wash a garment that won’t get clean with your normal detergent. For instance, you might use standard laundry detergent for cotton garments, while having a bottle of WIN Sports Detergent on hand for synthetics.
Set aside one day every month for cleaning the laundry room. (Although you may need to clean more often if you do a lot of laundry.) The tasks for this day could include sweeping/vacuuming the floor, washing out the utility sink if you have one, and tossing out any empty containers. By cleaning monthly, the job stays quick and manageable.
Add Creative Storage
Even if you have a small laundry room, you should be able to find ways to add storage to make it easier to organize everything you need. For instance, you might be able to add a couple of shelves to the wall above your washer and dryer. Those shelves could hold laundry detergent, fabric softener, stain treater, and more. Depending on the design and plumbing of your utility sink, you might be able to add a shelf under it for additional storage room, as well.
An Iron Solution
For many people, fitting an iron and ironing board into a laundry room can be tricky. The ironing board is especially inconvenient, given its size. Yet while these items aren’t typically used after every single load of laundry, they still need to be accessible.
There are a couple of viable options for iron and ironing board storage. One is hanging them on the back of the laundry room door using a bracket. This location is out of the way, but makes it easy to pull the items down when you need them. Alternatively, if you have the wall space available, adding a wall-mounted storage unit for your ironing supplies will allow you to keep the door free.
Try WIN Sports Detergent Today!
By adding a bottle of WIN Sports Detergent to your laundry room, you’ll always have a great option within arm’s reach when you need to wash synthetic garments. To see (and smell) what you’ve been missing, order a bottle of WIN Sports Detergent today!