09 Aug Organizing and Protecting Your Home’s Laundry Room
The laundry room typically signifies a room specifically outfitted to handle laundry related obligations. The presence of a washer and dryer is the bare necessity of any laundry room, but more often than not, the space becomes cluttered with an array of items. The practicality of the room becomes hindered and newfound hazards are introduced that must be monitored on a regular basis. Maintain a clean, aesthetically pleasing and purposeful laundry room with a few simple organizational tips and maintenance guidelines.
Inventory, Dispose, Organize
Take inventory of the various items that are not used for the sole purpose of doing laundry and distinguish their purpose. Separate the items accordingly, pay attention to expiration dates on products such as cleaning supplies, and separate any damaged or unwanted goods. Immediately dispose of articles that are no longer wanted or damaged beyond repair and all products that are out of date.
Begin to organize the remaining items in cabinets or on shelves to clear the clutter and maintain accessibility. Be particularly aware of any products that could interact with each other such as bleach and ammonia and make sure to separate them in the process. Flammable materials or products should be kept away from any appliance that creates a great deal of heat.
Washer and Dryer Maintenance
Modern styles of washers and dryers seem to have self-maintaining systems at the push of a button. However, regular maintenance is still required to ensure the safety and efficiency of both appliances.
Inspect the hoses of a washing machine on a regular basis. More reliable metal hosing can replace existing rubber hoses that appear damaged or warn out. Look for any debris or blockage affecting the drain hose of the washer. Attaching a strainer to the drain hose is an effective way to catch debris that could hinder the outflow. Look for any crack or damaged areas on the gasket that surrounds a washer door to prevent an improper seal that could lead to water leakage.
Dryers are the cause of at least 15,000 fires every year, as reported by The U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission. Dryer vents should be cleaned with every load to avoid hazardous lint buildup. Excess lint can be removed with the assistance of a dryer sheet or rinsing the vent under warm water. The exhaust behind the dryer should also be cleaned periodically. Disconnect the hose and vacuum out any buildup that could limit the proper function of the exhaust.
Laundry rooms can become more approachable and much more efficient through organizational efforts and routine maintenance of the washer and dryer. Freshening up the space provides a less hazardous environment conducive to successful completion of daily household chores.
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