If the thought of doing laundry gives you a headache, it may have something to do with how you have organised your laundry room. Here are some tips to help you along.
How to organise your laundry room
Make more space in your laundry room by going vertical. Shelving will allow you to stack items or they could be used as an area to fold your clothes and get organised.
Instead of hanging your blouses and button-downs on your clothes horse, or popping them into the dryer where they are more likely to shrink, install a rod or towel rail at the bottom of one of the higher shelves so that you can hang them on hangers and let them air dry.
Use baskets or containers that can hold all your detergents. This will help to streamline your working space. It also means that you know exactly where something is the next time you need it.
Decant your washing detergent into a glass jar to see when you’re running low. If you can avoid using plastic containers entirely, you'll also be helping the environment. Otherwise be sure to rinse your plastic containers and recycle them.
Organising washing before the time
If your washing machine doesn’t do well with mixing colours and you end up with pink tops that were once white, try sorting your washing before they make it to the laundry room. Have separate washing baskets or bags for dark clothes, whites and mixed colours so that as you put an item into the wash, you pop it in the correct basket. This will help to save time when doing laundry.
Have a catch-all
Have a small container to hold any loose change, hair ties or toys that come out of pockets before they go into the washing machine. This cleans up the counter as well as keeping everything in one place so that they don’t roll away or get lost.
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