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If you are looking for steps to organizing a laundry room, you’ve come to the right place! If you are just beginning our 40 days to an Organized home, start at the beginning: 40 days of organization
Day 13: organizing a laundry room
Step one: Hide what you can without taking up space.
In our laundry room, I have a “behind the door” holder. This holds all of our extra shampoos, soaps, deodorants, etc…
It makes it easy for us to grab it and easy to keep everything hidden away without taking up space.
Step two: Invest in cabinets or shelving: (does not have to be expensive!)
We have two sets of cabinets in our laundry room: one above our “folding table” and by our washer and dryer. They are very useful and shelves would work just as well.
You can get kitchen cabinets VERY cheap at somewhere like habitat for humanity or at the Lowes sidewalk sales. If you want to know how to get this stuff at the “rock- bottom” prices, make sure that you read my post on decorating for less.
Our cabinets hold our cleaning supplies on one side and our laundry detergent on the other side.
Step 3: Where to keep your laundry baskets:
I keep my laundry baskets in two spots under our folding table:
1- A stack of them for when I am ready to fold (four baskets in a stack, waiting for me to just pull them out, fold & sort).
I also have one big laundry basket that everyone uses for their dirty clothes. Easy enough.
Step 4: Folding and Ironing:
We have a folding table in our laundry room. It is great for folding clothes, quickly (although because I am so short at only 4’11, I usually have a harder time using it, so I take our clothes into my bedroom & fold them there so that I can fold & sort them into my baskets: See my post on making laundry easier (ready to be sorted & put away)
The folding table works out great for most people! Here is ours (with our ‘MISSING SOCKS’ BASKET ON TOP)
This one is great. It is easy to find a shelf or table like this & its easy to use.
STEP 5: ADD A toilet and sink to your laundry room.
Our laundry room doubles as an extra bathroom. We have four kids (making us a family of six), so it works out to have this extra toilet- especially when they become teenagers! It has a sink and toilet in there, so our kids can use it when they need an extra bathroom.
Pick what works for your family!
I hope that helped! Organizing your laundry room is all about making it work for you and your family!
Ready to see Day 14: Healthy family meal plans
Good luck in your 40 days to organization!
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