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How to maximize space in your laundry room

by respaced on March 8, 2013

Dealing with Mt. Laundry is bad enough, but when your laundry room starts to feel more like a dungeon, it’s time to take action. Here are some ideas for spucing up this oft-neglected space:

1. Go through your detergents and cleaning supplies to pare down what you own. Toss duplicates, detergents that have clumped together and cleaning products that have dried up. Keep your laundry supplies to a minimum. For example, do you really need laundry softener AND dryer sheets? Do you really need three different stain removers or will one suffice?

2. Consider installing shelves along the side of the wall instead of over the washing machine and dryer. It can be really difficult to reach over the top of the machines, especially if you are short. And hefting big tubs of laundry detergent up high on a shelf is down-right dangerous.

3. A long countertop or table is indispensable for sorting laundry, treating stains, laying items flat to dry and folding laundry right out of the dryer to prevent wrinkles. Get one and see how much easier it makes doing your laundry!

4. If space is at a minimum, install fold-down ironing boards, fold-out drying racks and fold-down table tops. This allows you to get laundry done while conserving space.

How have you maximized space in your laundry room?

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