When you think of clutter hot spots in your home, your laundry room probably doesn’t make the list. Laundry rooms hold a treasure trove of clutter that often goes unnoticed. If the very idea of walking into your laundry room stresses you out, it may be because of the way you have it organized. Here are ten secrets to cutting laundry room clutter.
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Create a Laundry Schedule
If you feel like you can never stay on top of your laundry, it might be because you can’t! Creating a laundry schedule will not only allow you to limit what goes in the laundry room but keep unnecessary items out!
Create a Place to Sort Your Laundry
If you are determined to succeed in cutting laundry room clutter, you need a place to sort your laundry! This is going to help contain the dirty and clean clothes and keep things contained. We use a workbench set up on one side of our laundry for a flat surface to sort our clothing.
Keep Your Laundry Contained
Don’t just let your laundry spill over everywhere! Keep it contained in baskets or presort baskets if you need to. It’s better to have ten baskets than laundry all over the place. I ordered these hamper baskets to help us contain our clothing items!
Remove Any Non-Laundry Items
Laundry rooms tend to turn into a bit of a dumping ground for items that don’t have a home. Remedy this by removing anything that doesn’t have to do with laundry out of the laundry room.
Add in Shelving to Avoid Overstuffed Shelving
If you don’t have enough shelving to hold all of your items, add in new shelving! This will help you better contain the things you have and avoid overstuffing the shelves you do have. Our shelves hold laundry supplies in pretty containers to add a nice look to the room.
Store Your Spares Elsewhere
If you find a great sale on laundry detergent and decide to stock up, keep your stock up items somewhere else. Find a stockpile area in your home and keep your spares there instead of in the actual laundry room. We have shelving in our garage where we store extra laundry detergent and paper supplies.
Use a Better Storage Method for Detergents and Supplies
Bulky packaging can make your laundry room look cluttered. The key to cutting this laundry room clutter is to consider removing your laundry sheets and detergent from their original packaging and putting them in clear containers for better storage.
Organize your Items Using Containers, Bins or Baskets
Keep all of your laundry supplies in one container, your stain fighters, and extras in another, and spares in another basket to help organize your laundry supplies. Canvas baskets or wire baskets are great choices for keeping these items contained.
Don’t Let Laundry Pile Up
If you let your laundry pile up, your space will always look cluttered! Keep your laundry room tidy by making sure your laundry never gets out of hand. Create a schedule for doing laundry so that it doesn’t pile up but that so you don’t feel like you are doing laundry every single day!
Use Vertical Space for Storage
If you have a small laundry room, take advantage of your vertical space! You can make a drying rack inside your laundry room by adding a shelf with space for hangers. You can use vertical space to add shelves to clear items off your washer and dryer. Get creative and use your vertical space for extra storage!
Organizing your laundry room won’t feel groundbreaking, but it will make doing laundry way better! Having a more organized laundry room will not only allow you to be more efficient, but you may find that you hate laundry a little less.