Welcome to week one! This week we will be decluttering, organizing and doing a quick clean in our Entry Ways, Mudrooms, and/or Laundry Areas. Take pictures of your areas to share in the group before you start!
If you do not have a dedicated Entry Way/Mudroom a great way to "fake the space" is to use a bookshelf with bins or a dresser. Putting hooks on the wall to hang coats and purses can also help to define your space. Keeping a basket for shoes keeps them contained and not laying about for you to trip on as well.
Our Entry Way
In your Laundry Room/Area, again, empty the whole space. Everything but the washer and dryer should be taken out to be organized. Wipe down your machines, vacuum and quickly mop. (if you haven't cleaned behind your machines in awhile, do it now. It's also a good time to clean out your dryer hose as these can be fire hazards) If you have the time, clean the inside of your machines (check with Google for how to properly clean your model).
Our Terrifying Laundry Room
Once the space is clean, sort your items. Groups your soaps together in a bin, your stain treatments, etc. Put these away. We keep our cleaning items here as well in a caddy to keep away from little ones. Try to keep everything off of the tops of your machines. These areas can quickly become dumping grounds but if you strive to keep them clear and clean you will always feel better walking into this space.
Now if you have laundry to do, let's get to work! Separate out loads that will be easy for you to fold and put away immediately. As soon as your load comes out of the dryer, get it put away.
The fun part is last: Decorate! Make yourself a list or routine and post it in these spaces to help you stay on top of cleaning it (as well as an inventory of items if you need). Enjoy your clean space and strive to keep it that way so your home always feels like an oasis, you deserve it!
I look forward to seeing your before and afters!