To get that perfect laundry layout, you first need to consider the tasks that will be carried out in the space. Although not an essential activity in the laundry, I’ve been known to sneak in my laptop and watch “Orange is the New Black” while happily folding/ironing away. If this type laundering work is required after sundown, this becomes even more enjoyable with a glass of wine – almost like a Gold Class movie experience, but in an upright position. I’m getting off track, let’s have a look at the essentials:
1. A SPACE FOR FOLDING
Although I sometimes feel like just shoving clothes into cupboards or chucking it onto beds, these feelings are best kept to a minimum and will not get the job done. In most cases, neat folding is required and if your laundry room can accommodate this, install a bench top that’s as big as possible.
2. A SPACE FOR DIRTY LAUNDRY
You’ll need a designated hamper for dirty laundry. In a perfect world, dirty clothes will go into this hamper and not on the floor. Mmm… I’m considering writing a memo…
3. HANGING SPACE
I love being able to hang those slightly damp items onto a rail for that last bit of drying. It’s also great for items that come straight out of the dryer and if you’re quick enough, will not require any ironing, Yeaheee!!
We have a lovely staffy pup and although she thinks she’s a person, I wouldn’t like her to bath with the kids or in the kitchen sink (for obvious reasons). A laundry sink is great for rinsing paintbrushes, cleaning pets and emptying out the mob bucket.
There are some great options on the market for mounting an ironing board on the wall. This will make your laundry space more streamlined and getting the board out will not be such a chore. You already know my secret for making ironing fun, so make sure you create your own happy place away from the rest of the world.
Have a look at how I created my “happy” place (laundry…) by clicking here.
Cheerio ’til next time!