Organizing Your Laundry Room

by Cassandra Merkling
(last updated December 29, 2016)

The first thing to consider about laundry room organization is the size of the room. Ideally, your laundry room should be big enough to store some things (perhaps using vertical storage, such as shelving) and, obviously, big enough for any machines you will be using to clean your laundry. However, even more important than how much space you have is how that space is used.

If you can, you should arrange things in your room so that everything you need is within easy reach of where you normally stand in the room. Imagine yourself shooting a video on how to do laundry. You would need to have everything within easy reach so that there is no extra time or effort wasted while you are putting on the show. Store the soap near the washer, store the stain remover near the sink, and store the dryer sheets near the dryer. Also, make the most of any space that is not currently being used. For example, try to get your soap and fabric softener stored in a space where you do not need to dig it out or climb up a ladder in order to use it, such as on a lower cabinet shelf directly over the washer.

While keeping all this in mind, also remember that doing the laundry should not be any more unpleasant than it has to be. Have a way of playing some kind of music that you enjoy while you are in the room so that the time seems to go faster, and your chores will pick up the speed of the music you choose.

Try to beautify the room so that you can really enjoy your surroundings while you are doing laundry. Something that helps is to use nice containers for storing your laundry products. However, before you purchase containers, shelves, or anything else you may decide can help you in your laundry doings, remember to take accurate measurements of the space so you know exactly what will fit where. Remember that you can get cabinetry customized for your space, which can add a polished touch to your laundry space.

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Cassandra Merkling

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