Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Clean up with organization in the laundry room

Laundry is one of those chores that seems to materialize out of thin air.  No matter how often you wash clothes there always seems to be more dirty clothes.  A well stocked and organized laundry room can make wash day a whole lot smoother.

  • Keep detergent, softener and dryer sheets as close to the washer and dryer as possible.  A shelf or cupboard above them at a arms reach.
  • Place a trash can next to the dryer for easy disposal of lint, dryer sheets and junk from pockets.
  • Put laundry baskets anywhere dirty clothes accumulate such as the bathroom or bedroom.  If you have several people in the house you can get laundry sorters so that dirty laundry can be sorted as it is taken off so that you can do a load every time one of the sections is full.
  • Start by washing the bulkiest items first since they will be easy to fold and reduce the laundry quickly.
  • Fold items in a way that makes them fit well in the drawers or on the shelves that you use.  Often people keep folding clothes and towels the way they always have rather than adapting their folding techniques to the containers.
  • Keep empty hangers in the laundry room if you hang many of your clothes so that you can hang them up as they come out of the dryer and reduce the need for ironing.