5 Tips for a better organized laundry room

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Many clients will hire me to organize their laundry room. Much of the disorganization comes from not having a system to get the clothes to the laundry room, washed, dryed, folded and back to the rooms. Laundry piles up near the washer causing disorganizing. In the blog you will learn 5 steps to help you build a system that makes getting the laundry done easy.

Keep a central collection area for your laundry close to where people change.  The main bathroom, near the bedrooms, is often a good choice. Keep three hampers – one each for lightmedium and dark colours. Make sure everyone knows to empty pockets, because no one else is going to check.

Keep a stain remover nearby so everyone can treat the stains on their clothing. Children may need help with the most difficult stains, like blood.  Use shampoo without conditioner on grease stains. Once stains are treated, fold the clothing to prevent stain remover from touching the hamper. Remember to place clothing in the correct laundry hamper.

Have a table or space available so you can fold and pile items as they are removed from the dryer. You might have a piece of smooth wood (or cover it with a cloth) that you can place over the laundry tub to make a folding area. Make sure the floor is clean so if anything falls, it will not need to be laundered again.

Have a place to hang up clothes – a line, door hooks or a free-standing rack.

Establish a laundry supply shelf or cupboard. Be sure to have a variety of supplies available so you can easily handle any stain – detergent, bleach, shampoo, stain remover, and a bar of laundry soap for quick hand-washing items.  Include a basin so you can conveniently soak or hand wash items.

What do you do to make laundry easy in your home?

Julie Stobbe is a Trained Professional Organizer and Lifestyle Organizing Coach who brings happiness to homes and organization to offices, virtually using Zoom. She has been working with clients since 2006 to provide customized organizing solutions to suit their individual needs and situations. She uses her love of teaching to reduce clutter, in your home, office, mind and time. She guides and supports you to be accountable for your time, to complete projects and to reach your goals. If you’re in a difficult transition Julie can coach you to break-free of emotional clutter constraining you from living life on your terms. Online courses are available to help instruct, coach and support your organizing projects. Get started by downloading Tips for Reorganizing 9 Rooms.

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