My laundry room doubles as my mudroom in my home. It’s a high traffic area and a typical dumping ground for anything in my hands when I walk in the door.
Being more purposeful with where I placed things was the first step in cleaning up and simplifying my laundry “alcove”. I found that this area was usually messier than the other areas in my home as it was my first point of access upon my return home from work. I’m always in a hurry to get to doing the next thing I’ve set my mind to, but by taking the extra few minutes to put things where they belong really helped with this space!
My laundry room is a space I’d like to change up a bit, but as a new home owner, there are many things we still need to finish, and the laundry room isn’t high on our list (fence, deck, landscaping, basement…).
I don’t have any cabinets in my laundry room, so I’ve had to be creative with where to put things. I find that bulky detergent bottles/boxes and clothes pins aren’t visually appealing just sitting out on my washing machine, so I’ve purchased jars and baskets to store these items. The Simply Co that I mentioned in my post on Cleaning Products, already packages their natural detergent in a beautifully zero waste jar (two birds… you know?).
One of the things that has been really helpful in my laundry room, is these folding drying racks.
They’re great because they hold a ton of my air-dry only clothes, and then fold down out of the way when not in use.
Last but not least: the laundry sink. We were lucky enough to get a porcelain sink rather than a deep plastic basin. It is quite simplistic, but has a place for storage underneath. This is where we keep our extra products, laundry balls, etc. Keeping them out of view helps to keep the space look more streamlined.
What has been the most challenging room for your thus far?