Tips for reorganizing the laundry room for the new year
If you’re lucky enough to have a laundry room, you know how useful this space can be. You don’t have to worry about washing and drying clothes in the mudroom, basement or hallway – instead, you have a space solely dedicated to taking care of your apparel, linens and everything in between. But with this efficient room comes more responsibility, and it’s common to let it fall by the wayside. After all, you’re more concerned about using it for cleaning purposes, not keeping the room itself clean.
With 2019 on the horizon, now’s the perfect time to think about how you can give your home the upgrade it deserves. Specifically, if your laundry room could use more TLC, why not take advantage of this fresh start to get the job done?
Here are a few tips for organizing your laundry room for the new year:
Map it out
Every successful room upgrade begins with a plan of action. What are your goals for the end result? How do you see yourself using the room in the future? You can’t take on a task like this blindly – you need to clear path. Evaluating your wants and needs in the laundry room will help direct you throughout the upgrade.
Make use of storage units
Take a look around your laundry room in its current state and evaluate item placement. Do you keep your cleaning supplies stacked on the dryer? Where do your dirty clothes go, and what do you do with the clean ones before you send them to the kids’ rooms? A custom storage unit can come in handy in the laundry room, creating a space for all cleaning supplies, dirty clothes and folded laundry that’s not only efficient but also sleek and stylish.
Create a lost and found bin
Beyond laundry detergent, fabric softener and bleach, what else seems to take up unnecessary space in your laundry room? Mismatched socks and other miscellaneous clothing items. Instead of letting these pieces take over your floor space, create a “lost and found” bin to store everything that’s out of place. This will make your life much easier when the other sock finally turns up.
Vow to clean the space on a regular basis
It’s easy to commit to organizing your laundry room at the start of the year, but that’s just as cliché as promising to use your gym membership come Jan. 1. If you want to keep this space in order year-round, you need to vow to clean it up and keep it tidy on a regular basis. Schedule a certain day of the week for a quick clean sweep so the space never has a chance to get out of control again. This is a simple way to keep the laundry room clean and give you peace of mind every week.
This time of year is busy for many. If the idea of organizing your laundry room before January sounds out of reach, perhaps you need professional assistance. A personal decorator from Decorating Den Interiors can be the help you need to complete the task. He or she will come to your home for a free consultation to evaluate your laundry room and see how much space you have to work with. From there, you can discuss your own ideas as well as his or her professional input based on your goals for the new year.
A fresh start is on its way. Contact a design consultant from Decorating Den Interiors to get started on your new and improved laundry room today.