You do laundry every week, but when was the last time you
actually cleaned the laundry room?
The laundry room is one of those areas in the home that often
gets overlooked. When you only have so much time, it seems more
important to keep the kitchen and bathrooms clean. Plus, you
can always just close the door to the laundry room... and keep that
dirty little secret, a secret!
But once in a while, the laundry room does need a good cleaning.
MOLLY MAID, Canada's number one residential cleaning service,
recommends this quick and easy plan to clean it and keep it that
De-clutter:Collect any lose mats and shake them out
outside. Collect garbage as well as random odd socks that may have
been left behind. (Keep in mind that a great way to reuse odd socks
is as dusters... all you have to do is slide your hand inside and
the sock becomes a great duster for cleaning blinds, shutters and
other odd surfaces.)
2. Clean:Put a
microfibre cloth on the end of your broom handle to reach any
cobwebs that have accumulated in the corners of the laundry
room. Rinse a microfibre cloth in a bucket of warm soapy
water and squeeze it out... and wash the tops, sides and front of
the washer and dryer. Wash all other flat surfaces in the room as
well as light switches. Sweep and mop the floor, and let dry.
If there's a washtub, use the warm soapy water from your bucket to
wash it out - so empty the bucket and swish the water around; then
rinse everything clean.
3. Organize:To make
it easier for the next time, organize the laundry room so
everything has a place. Have one bin for dryer lint (it can be
composted) and another bin for used dryer sheets (they are coated
with chemicals and must be thrown into the garbage). But to cut
down on waste, re-use dryer sheets - one is often enough to help
diminish static for at least two dryer loads. Use a basket to keep
your laundry soap, fabric softener and stain remover all in one
There you have it: three easy steps to a de-cluttered, cleaned
and organized laundry room!