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Cleaning and Organizing Your Laundry Room

March 3, 2024
Cleaning and Organizing Your Laundry Room


Keeping your laundry room tidy and organized can make doing laundry feel less like a chore. An organized laundry room allows you to easily find what you need and makes the space feel calming rather than cluttered. In this article, I will share my tips for cleaning and organizing your laundry room.

Regularly Cleaning Your Laundry Room

Regularly cleaning your laundry room is key to keeping it organized. Here are some cleaning tips:

  • Wipe down shelves and surfaces: At least once a week, wipe down shelving, countertops, washing machines, and dryers to remove dust, residue, and grime. Use an all-purpose cleaner.

  • Clean inside the washing machine: Once a month, run a hot cycle with bleach or washing machine cleaner to disinfect the inside of the washer. This prevents mold and mildew growth.

  • Check the dryer vent: Lint can build up inside the dryer vent and create a fire hazard. Once a year, disconnect the vent and use a vent brush to remove lint from the full length of the duct.

  • Sweep and mop floors: Sweep floors after each laundry day. Mop floors thoroughly once a week using an all-purpose cleaner or vinegar solution.

  • Dust: Use a microfiber duster to dust light fixtures, the tops of cabinets and shelves, and other surfaces in the laundry room weekly.

Organizing Laundry Room Shelving and Drawers

Proper storage and organization can make your laundry room feel tidy and streamlined. Here are some tips:


  • Install shelving above washing machines/dryers for neatly folding and storing laundry. White shelving makes spaces feel clean and bright.
  • Use baskets, bins, or dividers on shelves to neatly corral and organize supplies. Label bins clearly.
  • Store only laundry-related items on laundry room shelves. Move unrelated items to other areas of the home.
  • Neatly fold and stack cleaned laundry on shelves. Use shelf dividers to separate types of clothing.


  • Use drawers to store laundry supplies like detergent, prewash sprays, bleach, fabric softener, etc.
  • Consider installing a countertop above the washer/dryer and put drawers underneath for storage.
  • Use drawer organizers to neatly separate and arrange items. Label the outside of drawers.
  • Store laundry tools like the iron, ironing board, sewing kit, stain removers, etc. in drawers to keep them out of sight.

Hanging Storage Solutions

Installing hanging storage provides a place to hang delicates and dry laundry indoors. Options include:

  • Over the door hanging racks behind laundry room doors to dry delicates and small items
  • Retractable ceiling drying racks that can fold up out of the way when not in use
  • Wall mounted rods with hooks for hanging garments to dry
  • Freestanding laundry racks that can be folded and tucked away in a corner

Other Laundry Room Storage Solutions

  • Use hanging shoe organizers inside cabinet doors to neatly store small laundry supplies
  • Mount a magnetic strip or pegboard to hang laundry tools like brushes and spray bottles
  • Use a rolling utility cart to hold laundry baskets for transporting clothes
  • Install cubby storage to hold laundry baskets or group like items
  • Use colorful storage bins or baskets to neatly hold and conceal clutter

Laundry Room Decor Tips

Decorating your laundry room can help make it feel inviting rather than utilitarian. Some simple tips:

  • Add pops of color with wall decor, storage bins, appliances, or a fresh coat of paint
  • Install a useful chalkboard wall organizers can jot notes or plans on
  • Use scented candles or essential oil diffusers for a pleasant aroma
  • Include live plants like ferns or orchids for freshness
  • Frame inspirational quotes or art prints to personalize the space


Maintaining a clean, well-organized laundry room makes doing the wash feel less tedious. Follow the tips outlined here for cleaning, storage solutions, and decor to create a laundry room you enjoy spending time in. A few simple organizational hacks can make all the difference in transforming your laundry room.

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