Decluttering delight: Top tips to transform your chaotic laundry
With winter in full swing, it's time to rug up, enjoy a hot chocolate or two, and of course tackle some jobs around the home you’ve been avoiding. We get it – life can get pretty chaotic. And the laundry room? Well, it's usually last on your to-do list and can quickly become clutter central.
But fear not! We're here to help you transform that messy laundry into a functional space. Time to roll up your sleeves and dive into the subtle art of decluttering.
Relatable clutter woes
Picture this: you walk into your laundry, and instead of a neat and tidy room to start tackling the washing, you're greeted by a mountain of mismatched socks, half-empty detergent bottles and a mish-mash of cleaning products.
Sound familiar? We've all been there, and it’s enough to make you throw up your hands and chuck it in the too-hard basket! But with a little focused energy, you can learn how to declutter like a pro and regain control of your laundry room.
So how exactly can you stop clutter from overwhelming your laundry? Here are a few helpful ways to get started.
Maximise the space available
Unless you want to knock down a wall and rebuild, you’re probably not going to be able to add any extra space to your laundry. Unfortunately, most laundry rooms are notorious for being small and cramped, but that doesn't mean you can't make the most of what’s already there.
Wall-mounted shelves and cabinets are your best friends here. Think vertical shelving – you'll be amazed at just how much extra storage you can add without sacrificing floor space. And speaking of the floor, consider stacking your washer and dryer if you haven't already. This simply hack will instantly create more room for you to move around.
Storage solutions to your rescue
Ever heard of pull-out baskets? These wonders can slide right under your countertop and laundry tub, creating an instant hideaway for laundry essentials. Imagine having a designated spot for your detergent, fabric softener, dryer sheets and more. Ah, the warm, fuzzy feeling of organisation! Best of all, pull-out baskets are cheap and easy to find – plus they come in all shapes and sizes to suit your home.
Here's another tip: our range of sinks, taps, outlets and mixers can be used creatively to make more room in your laundry or declutter cramped washing areas. The variety of finishes also means you can add a touch of design flare to your laundry.
Tips for year-round tidiness
When winter finally gives way to spring and then the warmer summer months, that doesn’t mean you can rest on your laurels and forgot about all the hard work you’ve put in. On the contrary, you’ll want to stay on top of clutter all year-round – and here are three ways to make it a breeze.
1. A load of washing a day keeps chaos away
We know, we know – laundry is a never-ending task, especially for big families. But tackling just a little bit each day is much more manageable than facing a mountain of laundry on Sunday night. Get into the habit of throwing a load in the wash when you have a spare moment every morning. Trust us – future you will thank you for it.
2. The magic of labels
Labels are like the fairy godmothers of organisation. Invest in clear, labelled containers for your laundry room essentials. Not only will they make it easy to find whatever you need, but they will also add a touch of charm to your space.
3. Monthly maintenance mini-blitz
Set aside some time every month for a mini-decluttering blitz. Go through your shelves, cabinets and baskets for a quick stocktake. Are any detergents or soaps almost empty? Have you accumulated things you no longer use? It's time to bid them farewell and keep your space streamlined.
And there you have it! A quick and easy guide to transforming your laundry from a cluttered zone of chaos into an organised oasis of calm. With a little creativity and some clever solutions from CLARK, you can declutter your space and make it a more enjoyable part of your home.
Ready to conquer your laundry room clutter? A mini renovation could make a world of difference. Our exceptional laundry product range can give you the inspiration to get started – so find a CLARK stockist today.