Studies show that an average person spend more time in the laundry room than in the bathroom.
Each one of us spend eight hours a week more if you’re a mum, collectively doing over 35 billion loads of laundry in a year. That’s quite a lot.
We spend so much time in the laundry room yet it is the most neglected part of the house if we even treat it as a part of our home, not the room to dump dirty stuff.
Fortunately, mums are now increasingly into re-organising their laundry rooms, tidying it into beautiful and efficient havens where they attend to dirty socks and used pyjamas in one hand, and a glass of wine on the other.
A few tools and tricks can turn a tiny laundry area into a tidy working space, just like these inspiring laundry rooms. Prepare to swoon!
In sports and marketing, positioning is important. Apply that concept in doing laundry and it’s gonna be a game-changer. It is important to group appliances, tools and other needs together, better if it is all at hand’s length. That way, tasks are done faster and efficiently.
Consider positioning the washer and dryer so that they are next to each other and you can easily transfer wet clothes to the dryer.
If you have available space, you can choose to designate areas for washing, drying, folding and storage. You, then, can have more room to move.
2) Get Good Room Lighting
Windows make spaces look bigger. So consider putting in at least one. You will be spending much time in the laundry room, the lighting will work wonders on a person’s enthusiasm toward chores.
The brighter the room, the more you’ll enjoy doing the laundry.
Also, dryers work by taking in air for drying and venting it outside. Open windows will invite air in which help your dryer have plenty for drying. If it is stuck in a closed room, it will function less as it will depend on its own drying air. This is also a great tip for caring and maintaining your dryer.
Because not everyone seem to comprehend why we separate light colours and dark colours.. and even big boys forget where to drop their pants.
4) Maximise Space
Not everyone has the luxury of a large laundry room space. So it is important to utilise empty shelves and cabins and convert it to something that’s useful.
A large utility sink multi-tasks as a hand-washing station, a place to soak soiled sports gear, or muddy shoes — actually anything icky.
Still have enough space above the dryer/washer? Shelves and a bar for drying clothes will add more functional space.
Upper cabinets can be used to store linen, towels, tissues and laundry baskets.
And it keeps everything looking neat!
5) Hide Supplies When Unused
Cleaning supplies add more clutter to the room. Consider using curtains, shelves, and spaces under sinks to hide these.
6) Choose the right colours
Colours that blend well creates a sense of organisation in a room. It will set the mood of the place too. So pick your palettes carefully!
When in doubt, choose white.
Or pop a little bit of wallpaper patterns for colour and fun !
7) Get organised!
Make friends with hooks, hangers, mason jars and more. Because you will need all the help you can get, really.
Pedestals over your washer and dryer is great for storing all sorts of things in the laundry room. These will help keep baskets and other large items off the floor and rods can be used to put things that can’t be dried in the drier.
Besides, it helps to keep everything organised neatly and just have those things off the floor. More space for you.
8) Lost and Found corner
Because the mystery of those lost pairs never gets solved, ever.
9) All Purpose Shelves
All purpose shelves are great to keep ugly things from wiggling out making the place look untidy.
A laundry area packed with hidden conveniences.
10) Get Creative
Because artsy things, wallpapers, signs or wall quotes add beauty to your workplace.
or a funky ambiance that the boys will love, too.
Perhaps, some words of encouragement?