There’s something to be said for a more traditional approach to laundry room storage, with cabinets on the wall above the machines. A top-load washer doesn’t have to look dated. Many new models are undeniably modern, with sleek lines and as many wash cycle options as a front load set and room for laundry storage … Read More
Laundry Rooms & Mud Rooms Keep Us Organized
Chores. We all have to do them but laundry seems to be never ending! If you want a functional (if not multi-functional) laundry room, it needs to be organized which will make doing laundry less of a chore.
What Storage Do You Need in Your Laundry Room?
Let's face it, all the laundry is never done - unless you eschew wearing clothing!! So what is the best way to keep your laundry room organized: shelves, cabinets or drawers?
I say a combination of all, please and thank you!
- De-clutter and Organize your laundry room and it will perform better on a daily basis and be less of a chore.
- Drawers make the perfect home for sewing supplies and the tools you use often. They're also great for glue guns and craft supplies. Keep spare batteries and other emergency items like flash lights there too.
- Shelves, open or with doors make great storage for seasonal items like beach towels, hats and mittens. Tight on linen closet space? The laundry room is your answer for guest and seasonal bedding.
- Lighting matters! Add lights under the upper cabinets, ones that plug into an outlet, an easy DIY project.
- Consider safety when storing and using detergents and household cleaners. A lock on that cabinet is better than a trip to the doctor.
- Learn how to clean your dryer vent. When buying new appliances, check for rebates for extra savings.
Mudroom or Mud Room ... Either Way You Want One!
If you build it, they will come! Whether it's a devoted space or room of it's own, a mud room is a work-horse. Organize the space for your family and save hours answering, "Mom, where's my _______?" (you fill in the blank)!
Mud rooms create a sense of calm as you enter your home. But how to organize it? Cubbies or locker-style storage for each family member is a must and yes, maybe the dog needs her own cubbie too. Store reusable shopping bags and that casserole dish that needs to go back to your neighbor. Turn the mud room into Ground Control with the addition of a chalk board.
Your mudroom can be tricked out with:
Laundry gets a bad rap. It might not be the best job in the household, but it’s hard to find a more pleasant thing than fresh clothing, towels and bed linens. Is your laundry room up to snuff for such an important task? Or are your washer and dryer relegated to the saddest room in … Read More
One of our best home improvement tips is creating a mudroom in your home. Even a small house with very little space might have a spot near the front or back door for a bench and a couple of hooks. With more space, a mudroom can be as elaborate as your imagination. The real value … Read More
Doing laundry today is easy with washing machines and dryers doing most of the work, that was once done manually. Today’s challenges are no longer about where the laundry room is, but rather who has responsibility for doing the laundry. Who collects dirty laundry and takes it to the laundry room on laundry day? Who loads … Read More
The laundry room might be the last place you’d think about decorating, but the trend now is to take this utilitarian space and turn it into something beautiful. You don’t need an expensive front-load laundry set, either as we’ll show you with these laundry room ideas. If your washer and dryer leave something to be … Read More
Family mudrooms got their name from rooms that were used to leave the mud at the door, and reduce cleaning chores. That was many years ago when many people lived and worked on farms, and you could track in a lot of mud at the end of the day. In reality the mudroom wasn’t really … Read More
Mudrooms are today’s contemporary “family door” as we seldom use the front door. Most of the time we enter the house from the driveway, and that’s not just family members but also neighbors and good friends. They’ll your lead and use the same door you use, a side door through the garage, or a back … Read More
Washing machine hoses are one of the many home features we forget about until something goes wrong. When customers ask questions about them, it’s great to provide advice to reduce the risk of future problems and with a handyman business supporting more than 2,000 homeowners, we’re prepared for these questions. With washing machines and dryers … Read More
Mudrooms are magical because they provide the perfect place to store all the paraphernalia that is leaving/entering your home over and over. When organizing mudrooms or entryways so everything is there at your fingertips, you avoid the morning stress caused by one/more people running around the house looking for car keys, a backpack or letter … Read More
Clothes lines existed well before the invention of dryers so why don’t we use them more? The truth is that outside the US, clothes lines are used extensively because the cost of energy in Europe and Asia is much higher. Having returned from a week in Paris, I can say that every apartment I visited … Read More