Spring Clean and Decorate - Laundry Rooms

I ran behind getting my blog written this time. Ironically, I'm late because I spent a good part of my day doing laundry for spring break, which is what I planned to write about this week. As I washed and folded I thought about this post. I hate to tell you to clean in the very room where so much cleaning already occurs. So instead I'm going to make some suggestions that make the task a little easier and prettier.

Sorting laundry is a big task especially if you have a family's worth of laundry to keep up with. My favorite idea is to have designated laundry baskets for sorting. If you keep clothes sorted by colors, you can quickly throw a load in at any time. Try labeling your baskets for a decorative touch and a simple way to organize the loads. 

http://www.graberinteriors.com/interior-design-blog/2017/3/24/spring-clean-and-decorate-laundry-rooms

https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/make-it-love-it-2254463/diy-laundry-basket-organizer-built-in-4720300607

http://adiamondinthestuff.com/2014/05/diy-washer-dryer-pedestal.html

When you are sorting clothes, be sure to check pockets. Try having a jar for any spare change or various items that are hidden in pockets. 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/469171513/keep-the-change-laundry-room-change-jar?ref=unav_listing-other-15

http://www.homedit.com/6-some-great-tips-to-make-your-laundry-room-more-efficient/

http://www.bhg.com/rooms/laundry-room/storage/laundry-room-storage-solutions/#page=4

For pre-washing, have all your stain removal tools in easy access. A tray or basket provides a consolidated place for all these items and quickly turns them into an accessory.

I personally like to have a container for all those "lost" socks. It makes finding the mate so much easier. The clutter is gone from on top of my washer & dryer with simply adding this container. So much cuter than a pile of socks!

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Lastly, I hang many items to dry. Whether the items are delicate or you just don't want them to shrink, make sure you have a way or place for hang drying. This way you don't have to duck under all the clothes hanging from on top of the doorway!!! Here's a few examples of places for hanging, especially if you have limited space. Once again, these hangers become another accessory in your laundry room. Cute and functional. 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/504984413/laundry-room-sign-laundry-room

http://www.idecz.com/08/24/hnew-laundry-room-the-reveal-the-curtain-rod-is-a-great-alternative-for-hanging-items/

https://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Accordion-Drying-Rack/9144828/product.html?recset=957bd7b7-c59e-4a89-ada4-4e375c443e99&refccid=CB63URZEYB7ZXW2IMD4CIMFPSI&searchidx=0&recalg=63&recidx=0

All of these suggestions are fairly simple and inexpensive. Adapt them to your space for a fresh, clean & organized look this spring! Maybe it will make doing your laundry just a little more bearable.