When asked what room gets you in a tizzy (the kitchen and dirty dishes won 1st prize last week!), y’all said that you want to know how to declutter clothes and the chaos in the laundry room. All the ladies said, “Oh Yeah!” Not only are we going to get a grip on the dirty clothes piles, we’re going to whip our laundry room into shape and make it cute (on the cheap) so that we want to spend time in there!
But first, I recorded this morning to show you real life in action and how I’m not perfect either …..
In a second, we’ll get down to the business of working on our laundry room but read this post before we go any further so you will know what hacks and original video I was talking about ->>> How to Rock laundry duty to keep it from taking over your life.
Did that help?
#1 Declutter clothes and Chaos
Step one to really overhauling a chaotic, messy space is removing every. single. thing. that you can. I know, I know, it may be a job, but, baby steps. Do you remember all the stuff I had on top of my freezer, shelves, and water heater in that video above? We’re only spending a few minutes at a time on this and …
I’m right there with ya, sister, but this must be done.
Get a container to put smaller items in and a designated area to put the
junk stuff. Set your phone timer for 30 minutes and let’s remove as much as we can in that time frame from the laundry room. If you have clean clothes in the laundry room, put them on your bed (this will force you to put them up before sleepytime happens). If you have dirty clothes in the laundry room, put them in a container outside of the laundry room for today.
That wasn’t so bad, was it?
#2 Let’s plan!
After you declutter clothes and chaos in your laundry room, I want you to go back in, stop and take a good look around. Ask yourself these questions:
- What has been working efficiently in here?
- What’s not working?
- What takes too much time that I need to fix?
- What gets me stressed out the most in here?
- Does your dryer have a buzzer to let you know when to come take out the clothes so they won’t be wrinkled?
- If not, do you have a loud buzzer to let you know?
- Do you have a place to fold and hang clothes on hangers?
Having a folding station and hanging station are essential to easing my laundry nightmares. Also, as soon as the dryer starts making noises to alert me that the dryer is done, I act like a crazy woman to get to the laundry room to avoid wrinkled clothes. It works, though – I rarely iron anything!
Seriously, fold and hang up your laundry before it leaves the laundry room and it will be life changing. No more laundry baskets full of wrinkled clothing!!!
Alright honey, take just a couple days to get these two missions completed and we’ll chat later this week about the fun part: gadgets to make your laundry room work better for you and how to make it so beautiful that you don’t mind the work!
It just takes intention – let’s simplify life together!
Let’s connect on Facebook or Instagram. I’ll be asking how you are doing on your Laundry Room Challenge & sharing photos of how I’m doing over here — so look for me! Oh yeah, when you finish your challenge each day this week, you have my permission to eat a cupcake!
Ready to declutter clothes and chaos this week?
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