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Day 8: Laundry Room
My laundry room is a hot mess. Its directly off of our kitchen, and is really just a washer & dryer shoved in a large closet. I have minimal storage, and a ton of stuff piles up on the few shelves we have, as well as on the top of the dryer. Any flat surface is fair game for collecting clutter, which is exactly why, I need to do this room more than any other space so far!
Its time to tackle the laundry room.
After removing the clutter, then actually cleaning the laundry room is in order. For many, this is a forgotten room in the weekly cleaning and tidying lineup, so now’s your chance to spring clean as well.
Laundry Room Spring Cleaning Check List
- Check the hoses on your washing machine and make sure they aren’t showing signs of wear. If you see drops of water anywhere on there, its time to replace them before you end up with water from one side of your laundry room to the other.
- Clean your dryer vent. If you can’t do it yourself, now is the time to ask a friend to help or hire a professional. You want to get all of the lint out of the vent.
- Mop/Vacuum the floors. Disconnect your appliances and pull them out to clean the floors. If you have laminate floors this is quick and easy and one person can do it, if you have carpet it may require a second set of hands to move things.
- Wipe down the surfaces of your washer & dryer removing all dust and build up from laundry products.
- Make sure you have all of your laundry products in one place, and that packages seal properly so you don’t end up with messes and spills.
- Clean your washing machine. While you can use a commercially produced washing machine cleaner, I found doing a “super” load on the hottest wash cycle with 2 cups of white vinegar also does the trick. The vinegar helps to remove the build up of detergent and minerals from your washing machine. If you don’t mind the smell of bleach, you can use 1 cup of bleach in place of the vinegar. You should clean your washing machine monthly.
I’ll be honest, I’m holding off and not doing my laundry room tomorrow on Day 8 … my inlaws are taking the children next weekend, so I’m going to take Saturday morning while they are away and tackle this space then so I can pull everything out, toss what needs to be tossed, move other items into storage, and then actually clean my washer & dryer and remove all the dust and grime that has built up since the last time I’ve given the laundry room a deep cleaning.
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