Somehow I don’t think this is what The Container Store had in mind when they said we needed to hang our laundry….but hey, my ovens are next to the very small laundry room and it works!
In keeping with the theme Back to Basics, I’m going to focus on Laundry and Laundry Rooms this week.
I’m a huge fan of organization. I love The Container Store. Don’t believe me? Read this and this. Trust me there is more, but that should help you out a bit. A few weeks ago I mentioned attending the amazing laundry event, Hamper to Hanger, hosted by Bosch. I’m STILL digesting all that we learned…I so wish everyone could get a training session like we did! I can’t wait to share the event with you this week.
Another fabulous part of the event was having an organization specialist join us from The Container Store. Don’t think THAT wasn’t like meeting a celebrity for this organization nerd!! Of course I’ve got my own favorite things from the store (as mentioned in the first “this” above), but here’s a few more she gave us…
Sort your laundry in a hamper. Try using separate baskets or a divided hamper. This saves you time later when you’re short on it and need to do laundry. These are the baskets we use. I have 3 that I keep stacked until I’m ready to use them.Hang your clothes quickly after pulling them from the dryer. Helps to reduce wrinkles and the need for ironing. The Container Store also suggested different colored hangers for each member of your family so you can quickly return clothes to the correct closets.
Try using Elfa drawers for hampers. The drawers can save space and can be labeled for whites, darks, colors. You can also use them after doing laundry with colored labels that coordinate with the colored hangers for each family member’s clean clothes.
These are a few extra things that she shared with us that you might find helpful…
Gal Pals. These are brilliant and are almost always a stocking stuffer at Christmas in our family. Use them dry to remove the annoying white deodorant marks that frequent our clothes all too often. (I don’t know why that occurs?? Maybe because Moms have to get dressed in under 2 minutes each morning, maybe, just maybe…). I’ve been a fan for YEARS, yes, YEARS. The only deodorant that I’ve found it struggles with is Secret Clinical Strength (which is unfortunately, but fortunately what I wear and swear by now…..).
Dry your clothes on drying racks. This pop up rack is a great option for over your tub when you need it, or can be folded out of the way when not in use. (Of course you can always go my route and use the handles of your oven…)