Dead Simple Ways to Make Your Laundry Room Easier to Use

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Image courtesy of Maegan Tintari/Flickr.

Do you feel like your laundry room is always a mess? Do you climb over laundry baskets, wade through clothes and dig through closets to find the right detergent? Let’s face it: laundry is already a major chore, and having a disaster of a laundry room doesn’t make it any easier. Here are some very simple ways to make your laundry room much easier to use.

Get Organized

The easiest way to update your laundry room is to get organized. If you have closet or cupboard space, make the most of it by adding closet organizers so you can bring order to detergents, fabric softeners, cleaners, irons and anything else you keep here. If you don’t have any built-in storage space, you can easily add your own. Try installing some shelves or wire racks to store supplies. You an also add some bins which make it easy to store lots of things out of sight.

Maintain Appliances

There are few things more frustrating than a washer or dryer that isn’t working property or a boiler that doesn’t provide enough hot water. Another easy way to make your laundry room more functional is to make sure your appliances are well maintained. Periodically clean your washer and dryer, including the lint traps and vents. For more technical maintenance, contact a plumber who specializes in appliance and boiler repair on Long Island.

Think Function

Instead of looking at your laundry room as just a space to keep your washer and dryer, think of ways you can make it a functional space you can actually use. If you fold clothes there, find a way to make that easier. If you hang clothes for drying, use a drying rack or add a closet rod and hangers. If you wash some things by hand, consider installing a sink. The things you add will depend on the size of your laundry room and what you want to accomplish with it.

Go Compact

When you use things like a drying rack, ironing board, or folding table in your laundry room, give yourself some extra space by using compact models. You can use tabletop ironing boards and even add a table top over your washer and dryer for folding clothes. There are clothes drying racks that fold down from the wall so they don’t take up much space. When you are able to put away and store these things, you’ll suddenly have much more space in your laundry room, making it easier to use.

Remember Details

Sometimes even the smallest details make the biggest difference. Small touches, like installing a paper towel dispenser, keeping a box of clothes pins handy, hanging a clothesline, adding a stool, installing hooks for hanging brooms and mops, and using a small basket for lost socks, all contribute to how functional your laundry room is.

With all these changes and updates, you’ll have no excuse to procrastinate doing laundry! Start by deciding what your laundry room is lacking and then take on some of these simple projects. If you need assistance with appliance repair or installation, drain cleaning or boiler repair on Long Island, contact us.

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