Day 7 Mud Room and Laundry Room


Wow!  You made it a whole week.  Congrats!

Today we are tackling your mudroom/laundry room. This room can get quite neglected, especially if you have kids and pets. Muddy boots, wet dogs and spilled dog food are everyday events in this workhorse of a room. It’s time for a little decluttering TLC.

Our process is the same in this little room as in the previous ones. Get everything off the horizontal surfaces, off shelves and out of drawers. Toss or donate anything that doesn’t get used, doesn’t fit or just is out of date. Do you need a refresher on the Organizing Process? Click Here to read more.

Give everything a good cleaning.  Wipe down the front and top of your washer and then run it, once with 2 cups of vinegar and hot water and again with just hot water.  Your dryer could use some attention, too. Empty the lint trap and vacuum well behind, underneath and along the sides.

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Now, time to organize.  Larger baskets can hold out of season items like boots, gloves and scarves and be kept on the uppermost shelves. Store dog food, cat food and kitty litter in large plastic tubs to avoid spills from ripped bags. A smaller basket can hide the detergent, dryer sheets and all those laundry extras like stain sticks and hydrogen peroxide (takes blood out in seconds, I have a house full of boys).

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Here are links to the products mentioned above:

Cloth Baskets

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Pet Food Storage Bins

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Plastic Storage Bin

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Basket for Laundry Supplies (plastic incase of spills)

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