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5 Things You Need to Have in the Laundry Area

Transform bare into functional with these must-haves

Photography: Paolo Feliciano (Main Photo)

The laundry area is a busy and functional place. Aside from being the space where we wash clothes, it's also where we keep cleaning products and store some of the home items like containers and other unused pieces. It's essential that the laundry area is kept clean and organized. There are a couple of must-haves that you can use to keep the area spic-and-span. Here are five items to consider.


You may work with open shelves or wall-mounted ones where you can keep detergents and other cleaning supplies. Group items like hangers and clothespins together so that it will be easier for you to locate them when needed.


A rod is useful when hanging shirts and towels. Ready-made rods are available in hardware stores. Given that the rainy seaon is almost upon us, we must be ready to dry clothes indoors. Clothes stands and racks will come in handy for this purpose. You may also these items when leaving garments out in the balcony to dry.

Container or Baskets

We seldom find coins and other small items inside pockets. Have a basket where you can leave these items. Containers and baskets can also be used to keep dry clothes organized.

Plastic Basins

A sturdy basin is a must-have in evert laundry room. Make sure you have pieces in different sizes. You need a quality piece since you will use it often.

Small Chair

Given the scrubbing, soaking, and other activities that one will do inside the laundry area, you may also add a small chair or stool. This will help you feel comfortable as you work on the tasks.

Other items to consider:

You may also have a set of pails for the water. Or if your laundry area is indoors, you may keep the ironing board inside as well.

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