Step Into Our Laundry Room

December 16, 2010 at 5:45 pm 2 comments

For those privileged enough to have a laundry room – this one’s for you. (Please note that these tips can apply to shared/communal laundry spaces as well.)
Washing machines and dryers get dusty quickly – clean them often. Dust the top, if they’re stacked, at least once a month to avoid a big ceiling-fan-type-dust- job. Dust shelves frequently as well. Laundry rooms, like kitchens and bathrooms, should be kept pristine.
Empty the lint catcher after every use – dryers are more effective/efficient when there’s less fluff build up (this is true for most, if not all, things in life).

Use biodegradable and environmentally conscience laundry soap whenever possible – there are many options sold at every major grocery/department store and most are priced comparatively to the chemical crap.

We Love Laundry Tarts!

Edit laundry products frequently.  Never use that bottle of “special care” for the sheep wool sweater you no longer own? Toss it.

Sheep Soap

Storing bottles of bleach in your laundry room? Put a tray or a plate underneath to avoid potentially ruining shelves and cupboards.

Dust the top frequently

Laundry rooms are typically tiny – maximize space by storing things vertically and by keeping essential items only.

And why not use a wall mounted ironing board to conserve space?

And a drying rack to save money and energy? Collapsible racks save space and provide ample room for air drying (which equals less wear & tear, fading and shrinkage).

Ikea! Of course.

Pre-sort washables in separate laundry bags and baskets to save time.

Invest in lingerie/delicate laundry bags to help lengthen the life of delicate items and unmentionables!

Use dryer balls instead of dryer sheets. The result? Less lint, less wrinkles, and softer clothes.

Travelling to do laundry?

Keep all laundry tools (detergent, dryer balls, delicate bags, etc…) in an easy to carry bag. We suggest packing a cloth and cleaning solution to wipe down the folding tables as well (many people dump their dirty clothes on those tables!).

Make a point of collecting quarters, loonies and toonies throughout the week. Keep a laundry jar! You’ll be pleasantly surprised when you don’t have to scramble to find/make change for your next laundry date.

Jour heureux de blanchisserie!


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Che Suarez  |  December 29, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Excellent post! Thank you so much for doing such a great job in helping me streamline my closets, my laundry room and my life! Keep up the good work!

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