Laundry Area Organization
Today is the third and (possibly) final week of laundry organization. Whether you have your washing machine in a tiny closet, a huge laundry room to spread out your clothes or something in-between, your laundry area needs to be organized if you’re going to be successful with keeping your laundry piles under control.
This job can be so easy. Seriously, I was amazed at how little time it took to whip my laundry room into shape! (See above photo.)
All you need to do is sort your dirty laundry, straighten your laundry detergent and dryer sheets on a shelf (or on top of the dryer), throw away trash, decide where to keep your ironing board, and stack any laundry baskets that you have. Resist the urge to over-complicate this!
If you have anything else to organize in your laundry room and are feeling ambitious, go for it. Otherwise just do what I did and cheat. When I decluttered my laundry area, I shoved the stuff I really didn’t want to deal with into a storage area until later.
Actually, that’s what I did with our stuff from every room. Ahem.
Anyways. We’ll talk about the storage room next week 😉
The Reason Decluttering is Important
For now, I want to share a snippet from a blog post I read last week. The blog author Sanz did an amazing job of sharing her heart about why she is decluttering and I think many of you will be blessed by reading it.
“Soon after my second son was born I recall going on an outing with my two boys… I didn’t want to pack sippy cups and snacks and a change of clothes and toys and medicine and a stroller and jackets for everyone… I began to realize that all this “just in case” stuff hardly ever got used and that every single time I did use it, we really would have managed just fine.” – Sanz, From The Mrs.
I can totally relate to Sanz in that area – I have gotten so worn down by lugging tons of stuff places, then we often don’t even use it and it either gets left in the car or we bring it inside and drop it in the kitchen where it stays for two days. That paragraph also made me think of all the stuff we keep in our home that we don’t use or would do just fine without.
Sanz goes on to say this:
“I want my house 99.9% clean, 99.9% of the time but I most definitely don’t want to spend 99.9% of my time cleaning… I want to spend time with my kids hiking, reading, playing, baking, creating, shooting hoops. I want to read, to learn new things, to push myself… I want to lay down at night knowing I gave the day my very best and know that I am in control of my time. I don’t want to spend all my time managing stuff.” – Sanz, From The Mrs.
The entire post is so good, refreshing, and inspiring. Go here to read the rest.
This Week’s Assignments
Question and Answer Time!
What questions do you have about organization? Leave a comment or send me an e-mail to let me know!