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Jumpstart Your Day: 5 Dreamy Laundry Areas

Learn a couple of decorating and organizing tricks for your own work area


Do you often dread working on household chores? Aside from dealing with work deadlines, it can really be exhausting to clean the house and keep everything in order when all you want to do is sleep and rest. Here's the trick, aside from scheduling your tasks, why not create a pretty space that will inspire you to work?

Take for example the laundry area! We're sure that the mere sight of dirty clothes would make you want to reschedule laundry day. However, doing this will only leave you with "mountains" of clothes to wash. Imagine if you have a charming and efficient laundry area—we're sure that you'll be more than glad to finish the chore. Remember, an organized and functional space can make work easier! Let these laundry areas inspire you:

Main photos from: Sand & Sisal and Shift Ctrl ART.

Do you have a window by your laundry area? Maximize it by keeping it open as you wash the clothes. To keep things organized, line up the baskets so you can segregate the clothes accordingly.

Liven up the space by displaying potted plants, a few trinkets, and wall accents.

Photo from Sand & Sisal.

Is your laundry space located in a dark part of the house? Brighten it up by painting the walls with a happy color like yellow. Complete the look with pretty wall decals. To hide detergents and other supplies, you can cover your rack or shelf with a piece of cloth.

Photo from Shift Ctrl ART.

To keep your work area spic-and-span, maximize your cabinets. Avoid leaving bottles of fabric softener, bars of soap, and the like on the floor as doing so may cause accidents! As much as possible, keep your space free from clutter so you can work efficiently. 

Aside from cabinets, you can also make use of shelves that can be mounted on the wall.

Photo from Home with Baxter via Decorating Your Small Space.

Feel free to experiment to see which hack works for you and your space. You may want to consider having slanted racks where you can place bins. This gives you easy access and lets you load clothes minus the extra effort. A word of caution though, as much as possible, do not place heavy bins and c0ntainers on the rack and make sure that it can handle the weight of your bins.

You can also add wall brackets and metal caddies to hold your laundry supplies.

Photo from Hold on to Your Hats via Decorating Your Small Space.

Who wouldn't love this clean and organized laundry area? If your space allows, you can recreate the same look by having baskets, open shelves, and hangers for the clothes. Once done, the space can serve as your personal laundry station.

The baskets can hold clothespins, extra hangers, and dry clothes as well!

Photo from This Old House.

Here's a bonus: Do you always spend so much time separating the clothes before washing them? You may want to consider this brilliant idea—prepare labeled bins for whites, colored, and darks! This system can help the family learn how to organize their belongings. Plus, it also saves time and effort during laundry day.

Photo from Ana White.

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