Home organization isn’t just about aesthetics. When your rooms are uncluttered, they’re useful. You can find the things you need, and you have space for work and for play. A cluttered home leads to stress and anxiety, where a clean and organized one makes you feel like you’re on top of things—like you’re ready to tackle any and all challenges.
That’s why it matters to bring organization to every part of your home—not just the rooms visitors see! Take the laundry room. When you take the time to whip your laundry room into shape, it makes your household duties so much easier to complete!
Getting Your Laundry Room Organized
A few of those tips:
- Do you have a utility sink in your laundry room? If so, start there. Get the space clean and clear so that you can actually make use of the sink assembling your cleaning products on the wall behind or adjacent to the sink.
- Create a family command center. Take just a bit of wall space to hang a pegboard, bulletin board, or other apparatus you can use to hang keys, place family members’ mail, post weekly menus, share schedules for each family member, and so on. Use your laundry room to get your family organized!
- Use whatever wall space you can spare for open shelving units—ideal for housing not only your laundry supplies, but all household cleaning supplies. Make these important items easy for you and your loves ones to grab and use.
- A little bit of tasteful home décor can make the laundry room a much more pleasant place to spend time in—but remember to use only décor that will hold up against water. You don’t want to have a big water spill in the room, but accidents happen, so be prepared.
- Remember that while you’re doing laundry you’re going to be going through pockets and—more likely than not, especially if you’ve got kids—finding coins lingering in clothes. Have a jar or bucket handy where you can deposit these items.
- Additionally, you’ll want to have a small wastebasket where you can easily empty lint traps or get rid of the little bits of trash that you may find in pockets.
- If space is an issue—and in laundry rooms it often is—consider placing some racks behind the door, where you can easily and discreetly stash cleaning supplies and other items.
Be strategic in how you use your laundry room space—and in doing so, get more use out of your laundry facilities!