Organising the Laundry

You may be thinking, as I often do, ‘Yikes I have no space in my laundry for anything except the washing machine’. Or you may be one of those very fortunate people who have a lovely spacious laundry room complete with shelves, cupboards and a folding table. I don’t know anybody that lucky, but I’m sure they’re out there.

The main thing in a laundry is to have adequate shelving and storage. If your laundry room doesn’t have any built in cupboards, then shelves or a free-standing metal shelving rack will work equally as well and will store a variety of items:

▪ Washing detergents
▪ Household cleaners
▪ Old cloths, dusters and rags for cleaning
▪ Sprays
▪ Peg basket
▪ Extra toilet rolls and paper products
▪ Appliances such as iron, dust-buster, and potentially even the vacuum cleaner

Rather than stacking these items directly onto the shelves, I suggest you sort them by category and put them into their own individual containers [ice cream containers work well for storing large items]. Ideally products will stand upright in their container so it’s easy to see everything, and standing the items up also stops potential spillage.

It’s also worth thinking about getting a tall cupboard where items such as ironing board and brooms can be stored out of sight. If the cupboard is two-door, with shelves on one side and standing room on the other, then the shelves can be used to store all of the above items, and the other side used for the tall items.

If you don’t have room for a cupboard or shelves, then the brooms and ironing board could stand neatly in a corner of the room, or hang from hooks affixed to the wall. Even the clothes basket can hang from the wall. In other words, when the room or area is small, use the walls as much as possible.

I hope these few ideas are helpful. Believe me, when we organise any area of our home the feeling of relief can be huge. I love helping my clients organise their space, and their delight with the results is so satisfying.

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Spring is just around the corner, and we’re getting a taste of it already with these gorgeous sunny days. I hope you get the opportunity to feel the sunshine and admire the blossoms.

In Joy!

Angella Gilbert

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