How to Organize Your Laundry Room

Five tips for keeping your laundry room in order.

There is a lot of unavoidable stress in your life so why not declutter and organize where you can? The laundry room is a good place to start. After all, it is the mission control center for tidy and clean homes.

Here are a few useful tips that will keep your laundry room orderly-and your mind clutter free.

Clearly Label a Bin for Darks and a Bin for Lights

Separating laundry into dark and light loads can be a hassle, so make your life easier and have family members sort it themselves! Two clearly marked bins in the laundry room will do the trick.

Pin up a “Lost Sock Board”

There’s nothing more annoying than losing a sock, throwing out its mate and then finding the original sock months later. Be organized and preemptively handle the age-old lost sock conundrum by putting up a lost sock corkboard above your washing machine. Fair warning: This may turn into more of a memorial wall… but it will still look cute.

Start a Laundry Room Piggy Bank

When you turn pockets inside out and find loose change and bills, drop the bounty in your laundry room piggy bank. Aside from looking adorable, a piggy bank may prompt family members to check pockets before putting dirty clothes in the hamper.

Designate a Basket, Bin or Shelf for Each Family Member

Having a designated area for each family member makes sorting laundry after washing clothes a breeze. Then they can be in charge of picking up and folding their own clean items to help ease your load.

Knowledge is Power

A laundry symbol guide will ensure that you are always prepared. If you're interested, click here to find and print our laundry symbol guide, and hang it up in your laundry room to remind you every time you wash.