Declutter Your Life: Laundry Room Edition

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 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.

1. 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.

2. 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. Fair warning: This may turn into more of a memorial wall… but it will still look cute.

3. Start a laundry room piggy bank.
When you turn pockets inside out and find lose 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.

4. Designate a basket, bin or shelf to each family member.
Having a designated area for each family member makes sorting laundry after washday a breeze. Then they can be in charge of picking up and folding their own clean items to help ease your load.

5. Hang up a stain chart.
Knowledge is power. A stain chart will ensure that you are always prepared.