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Five Simple Ways to Keep Your Laundry Room Clean

Five Simple Ways to Keep Your Laundry Room Clean
December 7, 2020

The laundry room is where you go to clean anywhere from stained clothes and dusty linens to long-overdue sheets, covers, and towels. With all the time you spend in this room cleaning everything else to get your house — and life — in order, when do you get the time to clean this space? All the dirt and grime washed away from clean, fresh-smelling clothes and sheets also need to be cleaned up — and a clean laundry room is the key to clean laundry.

Five Simple Ways to Keep Your Laundry Room Clean

But when was the last time you cleaned the laundry room? When you head down there, you’re carrying baskets of dirty clothes that need to be washed, dried, and folded. By the time that you’re done, you barely have time to look at the mess left behind, let alone think to clean up — and the cycle goes on for the next batch of clothes and essentials you wash. So, how clean will your freshly washed clothes really be?

Get your freshly washed clothes cleaner for longer. Check out these simple tips for keeping your laundry room — and every batch of laundry — clean and fresh as you deserve:

Tips for Keeping a Clean Laundry Room

1. Clean lightly with each use

Many homeowners book home cleaning services when they can’t get a handle on the mess anymore, especially in areas like the laundry room, where they already dump a lot of dirty items waiting to be cleaned. But professional cleaners show that it’s easier to stay on top of chores when you do a little bit of cleaning every time.

Start by devoting a few extra minutes to tidying up the laundry room every time to keep the space cleaner and healthier with every use. It’s not an extra chore on top of the piles of laundry you’re already scrambling to keep up with just so you have freshly washed clothes to wear, but a genius hack to keep the mess from piling up. 

Make it a habit to wipe down shelves with a wet rag, and clean up stray splashes of detergent to keep them from getting sticky and attracting lint and dust. Then, wipe down the exteriors with a soft microfibre cloth and glass cleaner to preserve their shine. The best part is, you can do this while waiting for a load to finish washing.

2. Clean the dryer lint trap

Over time, lint accumulates in the dryer lint trap. But when you’re always rushing to load clothes in and take them out to fold and store, you end up forgetting to pay attention to the dryer itself. However, you will want to keep the dryer lint trap clean because it comes in contact with freshly washed and dried clothes to prevent them from getting dirty even before you get the chance to wear them again. A dirty lint trap is also a serious fire hazard.

Here’s how the pros of home cleaning services do it: start by gathering lint in the dryer lint trap, then remove the tray for thorough cleaning. Soak it in a mixture of hot water and dish soap, and scrub it lightly to remove accumulated lint. Dry the lint trap in time for your next laundry day, and vacuum the remaining lint.

3. Keep the floors clean

Think of the floors as the catch basin of your entire home — all the dirt you track indoors and the spills from food and drinks accumulate throughout long, busy days. And no room in your home is safe, especially the laundry room where dirty clothes pile up along with lint, detergent spills, and grime. 

The last thing you want is to drop bright, freshly washed whites onto a dirty floor, so make sure to keep them clean. Even basic home cleaning services include sweeping and mopping the laundry room floors regularly and vacuuming the washer and dryer area to keep every load clean and fresh.

4. Organize the laundry room and your laundry

A lot of people dread laundry day because of the mountain of clothes they have to wash. The most common culprit? A messy, disorganized laundry room makes it hard to locate the detergent, bleach, and dryer sheets and store freshly washed clothes afterwards.

One of the long-lasting ways to keep laundry rooms clean is by organizing the space. Start by adding shelves above the washing machine to store laundry products and discard items that you no longer need or use. Make sure that similar things are stored in one area to make them easier to find.

For other laundry essentials like the ironing board and hangers, make sure that these are properly stored when not in use to free up working space. Install hooks or a retractable drying line to hang clothes that wrinkle easily or aren’t safe for dryer use to allow them to air-dry. Finally, make it a habit to organize your laundry — use separate baskets for different types to make loading a breeze, and prevent mishaps like discolouration and shrinkage.

5. Hire a home cleaning service to clean appliances

It sounds daunting to clean the washing machine and dryer on your own, mainly because they are built with multiple parts, including knobs, detergent trays, the wash drum, and the dryer exhaust hose. 

For more simple tips to help you keep your laundry room clean, call Maid4Condos at 647-822-0601, or contact us here.

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