Day 16: Laundry Room
Welcome back to our How to Organize Your Entire Home in 20 Days series.
We have worked our way through the shared rooms of your house, the bathrooms, the bedrooms and the closets.
Now you’re asking yourself, what else is there to organize?
Don’t you worry though, we still have some rooms planned for you! Today we’re going to focus on the laundry room.
This is the dreaded, cluttered room that we pass through on a daily basis and leave a trail of mess as we go.
It’s easy to shut the doors and pretend the mess isn’t there, but it still is, and today we’re going to face it head on.
We don't want to push the clutter behind a door because it'll always be in your mind and causing you anxiety! Clutter really affects your mental health as well as your relationships. We talk about this more in our blog The Duty to Declutter: Why Clutter is Effectively Ruining Your Life.
If your laundry room doubles as your linen closet, be sure to check out Day 17 tomorrow to apply those same steps to your laundry room.
Typically, the first step in the organization process is to pull everything out. Today, the first step is going to start with gathering ALL your dirty laundry throughout the house.
**Bonus Tip! For those of you who have lots of kiddos in the house (husbands included! 😉), we like to make a basket for each person. That way, when you pull out the dry clothes, you can simply throw each person's clothes in their basket and they can take care of the rest.
This is perfect because it takes some of the load off of you, AND it teaches your kids responsibility!