It’s laundry day and you have to sort through mountains of washing to get it done or perhaps it’s cleaning time and you can’t find that cleaner that you need. Sound familiar? Many laundries are a den of chaos, making cleaning and washing much more difficult than it has to be! You don’t have to suffer though. No matter what size your laundry is, there are some great hints and tips to make it organised and a joy to use. If you need any more information on these or have an idea of your own that you’d like to implement, speak to an interior designer
. They’ll be only too happy to help.
Many laundries just have the one hamper for dirty washing but this means that you spend more time sorting the dirty clothes before doing a wash. If you have the space it’s much better to have a few hampers available for use, whether they’re built in or freestanding. Use one hamper for whites, one for coloureds, and one for delicates. It’s also good to have an extra hamper to collect the clean clothes in.
Make Space to Iron and Fold Clothes
How often have you spread clothes out all over the couch because you haven’t got the room to fold them in the laundry? When designing your laundry, it makes sense to dedicate a specific spot for ironing and folding clothes. This could be a fold down ironing board built into a cabinet or simply an empty wall that your ironing board will fit against. Fold your clothes on top of the ironing board or install a bench for that purpose.
In many laundries, the only space to keep cleaning supplies and chemicals is in a tiny cabinet underneath the basin. It’s worthwhile to actually install some overhead or open shelving so that you can organise your cleaning supplies and chemicals safely, as well as have easy access to them when needed. If you have kids, make sure the shelving is out of reach.
Add a Waste Bin
One thing that you don’t often find in laundries is a waste bin but putting one in there is a really good idea. You’ll be able to throw away used or empty cleaning supplies as well as the pocket lint and rubbish that always seems to accumulate in clothing without having to traipse back and forth from the kitchen.