“Where’d I put that iron again?!”…. “oh right, of course its under the laundry hamper!”
Do find yourself saying something along these lines on a daily basis? Well you’re not alone. Laundry rooms are typically an organization nightmare, tending to be the smallest room in the home, but unfortunately, they are also one of the most used. And as a result, just seem to get full of clutter no matter what you do. But fear not, there is help available!
We’ve compiled some of the best storage ideas and laundry room solutions there are to help you get back some control (and hopefully out of the laundry quicker!) Start simplifying your household chores today.
1 – Good Lighting: Make sure you can see! Its amazing what a difference proper light can make, breath air into the space with as much natural light as possible, but for those pokey dark corners or to see to the back of that deep cupboard, why not add some over head lights like our Wireless Peel n Stick Lights.
2 – Keep it orderly: Know where everthing is, give it a place and keep it there. Labels and outlining can be a great tool in helping you do this – and it means the kids can’t complain they don’t know where to put things back! Why not try our Cable Labels, our Freezer Labels or why not make sure you clothes will never be misplaced again with the 5 Piece iron on labelling kit.
3 – Hide the mess: its amazing what a clear head a clear space can give you, so be clear to keep your dirty laundry in a lidded laundry hamper, or better yet, tucked away in a basket in the cupboard. Make things easier for yourself by having 2 baskets or a split basket, for lights and darks.
4 – Make the most of unused space: often counter tops have jars, boxes, detergents etc stored on them, but the trick is to maximise your bench and shelf space. Why not make use of that space next to the washer/dryer with the 3-Tier Compact Storage Caddy, clever storage is the key an organised laundry room.
5 – Hang, Hang, Hang: Hanging clothes is not only a great way to save on your electricity bill as it minimises the use for the dryer. Keep the shirts and pants you need to iron in close reach and maximise your hanging space. Try the anywhere over door hooks
6 – Add your own style: Unfortunately we spend a lot more time in our laundries than we would probably like, so it’s important to enjoy the space you’re in. Hang pictures, paint the walls and bring in some music to keep you stimulated
7 – Work Smarter, Not Harder: We want to get in and out of the laundry as quickly as we can, so make sure you use your time efficiently and effectively. There are some great tools out there to help with this, shop around and see what you can find to help you lessen you ironing time, drying time, folding time and more. Take a look at these great time savers. MicrofibreWash Balls, Duo Sock.
So why not take some of our tips on board and see if you can’t get your Laundry looking great. Laundry design is an essential thing to consider to make our homes run smoothly and storage solutions are the key to your ideal laundry!