How to Organize a Laundry Room
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How to Organize a Laundry Room

Jan 30, 2024

Laundry day gets a little easier when everything has its place.

Mary Marlowe Leverette has over four decades of experience and has been writing and consulting for more than 20 years sharing her knowledge on efficient housekeeping, stain removal methods, and textile conservation.

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If you wear clothes, you have laundry and most of us don't want to spend any more time than necessary on the chore. Whether you have a spacious, sunlit laundry room, tucked-away closet, or basement corner, one way to make laundry easier to handle is to have an organized laundry room. Follow these four steps to organize your laundry room and make it more functional.

When you decide to organize your laundry room, don't rush out to buy lots of storage bins, baskets, or gadgets. It's much better to wait until you know what, if anything, is needed. You may have everything you need already on hand.

After the initial cleaning out and organizing, Samantha Lund of Simply Sam Organization and Design says, "Refreshing that system should only have to be done once every one to three months. But, when we say refresh we mean 20 to 30 minutes tops."

Use storage bins to sort your items. Try these different categories:

While you're sorting, make sure to discard or recycle any empty containers, broken hangers, and out-of-date products.

The flat workspace can double as an ironing station if you add an ironing mat, like this one from Amazon.