Having a space within your home that you can dedicate to cleaning and laundry is important. Whether you have a family (or not) you will quickly notice how soon dirty laundry builds up. Having a place where you can store all of your laundry, washing and cleaning products will help you run your home with more efficiency. So, just how do you go about creating a laundry room in your home, and what do you need to start doing first?
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How your laundry room is set up and laid out will impact how efficiently and often it gets used. If a laundry room is not laid out in a style that is easy to navigate, then ultimately it will get used less and less, and it will eventually just become a dumping ground. When you are thinking about the layout, try and think about where the laundry room will be located within your home.
Ideally, a laundry room would have easy access to an outside area (to hang out laundry). Where the room is situated will help you work out the layout. When you know where you want to have your space, and you have worked out roughly how it will function, you can then start moving your energy onto getting the essentials sorted.
Laundry Room Essentials
You know that you need a washer and a drier, but what else do you need? Do you need a laundry sink that you can pre-wash or scrub clothes in? Do you need baskets for the laundry to keep it separate? What storage do you need – where will you keep cleaning products, and what will you do with the clean and dirty laundry? Getting to grips with the essentials early on in your project will allow you to then start putting it into action.
Think About Storage Solutions
When laundry rooms are full of clean and dirty laundry, together with cleaning products (and anything else that may end up in there too) your space can quickly feel cluttered. Keeping your laundry room looking beautiful, tidy and functional doesn’t have to be hard – especially when you look at installing clever and handy storage solutions.
Having a place for everything, and then putting everything back in place will ensure that your laundry room looks clean and tidy (even if it is pure chaos behind closed doors). When you are establishing what storage solutions you need think about the items you use frequently and also think about hidden storage.
Design and Decorate the Space
You want to make your laundry space as personal as you can because after all, you will be spending a lot of time in there. Make sure that you use color schemes and styles that you know you will love and enjoy. Creating a space that you love being in will make the laundry just that little bit easier.
Even if you do not have the biggest of spaces to decorate and design, you can always add lots of little touches that will make a huge difference, such as well-designed storage racks and baskets, as well as colorful storage for all of your cleaning products.