Most cleaning within your home starts in your laundry room. If your laundry room isn’t clean and organized, staying on top of your cleaning tasks can be difficult. Check out these laundry room ideas and make updating your laundry room a priority on your spring cleaning checklist.
For starters, the most important part of your laundry room is the appliances. Without a functioning washer, and/or dryer, not much cleaning can get done. If your appliance is old or not functioning properly, be sure to have it inspected by a pro. Hopefully, they can replace a piece or install a spare part to get it up and running again.
If the appliance is too old to be repaired, it may be best to replace it. Older appliances are not as efficient and can actually cost more money to run. Replacing an old appliance with a new one can save you money, time, and stress. If you’re interested in installing a new appliance, get connected with a pro here.
A laundry sink, if you don’t already have one, could be a great addition to the space. They are super convenient when it comes to hand-washing delicates or treating stains on clothing. They are great for cleaning other household cleaning items, such as your mop, and help to keep your kitchen sink out of the mess. Lastly, they make it easier to keep the laundry space clean allowing you to wipe surfaces and clean the units on a regular basis, which can also add longevity to your appliances. Get a quote to install a laundry sink here.
Supplies & Storage
A laundry room isn’t much without supplies to help run it. Detergents, softeners, and dryer sheets can certainly add to the clutter of the space without even realizing it. These items are essential, so they need to be there. Laundry room storage can help you store extra supplies away. This is an excellent way to keep the space clean and presentable.
If you do have cabinets in your laundry room, make sure you are stowing away anything that you don’t need immediately. This can help to clean up some clutter and also act as a safety precaution, especially with young children in the home. If you don’t have any cabinets, to help clean up the space you can use plastic bins to organize your extra supplies. If you want to add extra storage to your space, get connected with a pro today!
Tip: Keep detergents and other harmful products out of reach from children by storing them in locked containers, high on shelves, or in cabinets out of reach.
If you need help with how to organize your laundry room, check out how these homeowners made it work within their space.
One great way to enhance your laundry room space is to decorate it. Just like any other room in your home, one of the first things you do when renovating is to choose the colour or theme of the space. Who says the same can’t be done with your laundry room?
A uniform theme and colour palette throughout the space can enhance the room aesthetically, actually making you enjoy being in there. You could include wallpaper in your laundry room to enhance the space.
Alongside this, you can choose to decorate your room with baskets or bins to organize all the items. If they are out in the open, on shelves for example, you can choose glass bottles or woven baskets to store your detergents. If they are hidden away in storage, you can opt for plastic bins to keep everything organized.
Feeling fresh and refreshed really starts as soon as you get dressed for the day. Update your laundry room this spring to get a head start on your checklist. Even though it’s a small space, improving the functionality and efficiency of your laundry room can have a huge impact on everything else. If you’re looking for inspiration, check out these 5 laundry room renovation projects and submit a quote request today.