Tips for Organizing Your Dirty Clothes
If you look at older houses, you will see that they often have a laundry room. This was more or less the only place where house guests could visit without running into the house owner or one of the family members. In many newer houses, the laundry area may be located on the upper floors near the living rooms or downstairs in the basement. Still another common place to locate the laundry room is next to the garage and this serves as a back-up laundry room for the garage. If the laundry area was to be located in a spot other than the location already described, the homeowner would need to ensure that there was adequate room to maneuver in and out of the area without bumping into walls.
There are several ways to remodel the laundry room
One way is to install new cabinetry in the room. You can purchase new units with or without a cabinet attached. Many people like to use these new units for additional storage space or to provide an extra function to their existing laundry room. These cabinets are available in various shapes, sizes and styles. They may not be wall-mounted.
A new remodel option for laundry rooms is a sliding clothes line. These storage cabinets resemble mini-mills that are rolled up and down on tracks. These are perfect for places where space is limited, such as a small mudroom. The sliding clothes lines allow you to slide them out of the way when not in use and then fold them back when you need more space. You can store as much or as few folded laundry items in these cabinets as you wish.
Other remodeling options include installing a commercial ironing board
These boards have space to store ironing supplies, linens and numerous hooks. You can keep a small rack for hand-washing or extra supplies. You can use the ironing board for drawing or painting supplies, too.
When you need to store extra laundry items in your kitchen or bathroom, consider purchasing a commercial washing machine and dryer. There are many different types of washing machines and drying rack cabinets available. Some of the most popular units include those made by Roper Rhodes, Bosch and Electrolux.
A combination of a drying rack and dryer is also a great way to improve the appearance of your laundry room. These two additions go well together if you have the space. Install a wall-mounted dryer with a pull-out drying rack inside. Then, use the pull-out drying rack to store folded garments. Your children will love their new toy!
One great addition to your laundry room is a washer/dryer combo
This option includes both a washing machine and a dryer. These are an excellent option for people who live in apartments where there is not enough room for both a washing machine and dryer. The laundry room remains fully functional as it receives all the cleaning chores. You can also purchase a steam cleaner that will eliminate odors as well as the foul-smelling soaps.
If space is at a premium in your home, you might want to install front loaders. Front loaders save space and take up less room in the laundry room than full washers and dryers. They are also a good choice if you suffer from allergies and asthma. The front loaders emit very little heat, which makes it a friendly choice for those who have trouble with allergies. Front loaders are very energy efficient and produce very clean clothes.
Another option for your laundry room is laundry baskets
You can get laundry baskets that look like baskets the fill with laundry; or you can get baskets that have built-in detergents and other cleaning supplies. Either way, these baskets are environmentally friendly. You can even find specially designed baskets that offer you embroidered polka dots, embroidered shapes, etc.
Many people do not realize that there is actually a top alternative to buying a new washing machine and dryer. A top loading washer/dryer combo, while a bit more expensive than your average machine, offers you much better control over the drying and storing of your clothes. Some top loaders allow you to set the time that your clothes dry, whereas some machines only dry on demand. Some machines have a high rate of spin, which dries your clothes quicker than a regular dryer.
If you don’t need a large amount of storage space and would rather spend your money on other things, hampers are another option. These are usually small and cheap, sometimes even cheap enough that you can rent them from the grocery store. They usually have a few shelves and are fairly low-cost, which makes them perfect for the laundry room. For added convenience, most hampers come with a plastic storage container in which you can put folded laundry.