The Utility Room - An Important Part of the House
At times, washing and ironing seem never-ending. They have to be done often so that they don’t pile up. Having everything at hand will definitely make these processes easier as it’ll reduce the time you spend on it. Don’t underestimate the importance of having a utility room in your home!
Did you know that ironing is one of the most boring forms of housework? According to several polls on the internet, most people hate doing this. However, whether you like it or not, it’s something that you’ll have to do for a long time, so why not make it easier? With a utility room you’ll find yourself more relaxed when it comes to this chore.
What your utility room should have
This, of course, will depend on how much space you have. Some people may be able to dedicate an entire room for this, whereas others will have to settle for a small area in the bathroom or kitchen.
Don’t worry about that, though. In this article, we’ll be focusing on the elements that you’ll need so that this process runs smoothly for you. We can assure you that you’ll be excited about getting a utility room in your home after reading our tips.
The size of them doesn’t really matter. However, we recommend you get two hampers for putting your dirty clothes in. Put all white-colored clothes in one and the rest in the other. This organization tip will save you a lot of time and you’ll also avoid getting any colored garments in your white laundry.
All kinds of accessories
Don’t underestimate the power of accessories. Believe us when we say that there are many that can help you do everything much faster. The goal of having a utility room is that washing and ironing become easier and much more functional.
We recommend getting a piece of furniture where you can store all the products you use. Also, it’d be a good idea to get a clothing rack to hang clothes as you iron (check out the IKEA ones). You’ll see what you need as you go.
Getting a clothesline
You may have a dryer, but still, we advise you to get a clothesline so that you can hang what you wash. Also, remember there are some pieces of clothing that shouldn’t go in the dryer, so this would be a great addition to your utility room.
Placing shelves and cabinets in the utility room
If you’re lucky enough to have a big space you can add some shelves to it. On one hand, this will allow you to keep your clothes clean even if you haven’t ironed them yet. That way, they’ll be organized and hidden.
On the other hand, you could arrange an area where you can put bedding and towels. That way, you’ll have some extra space in the bedroom closets.
Cover your laundry appliances
If you’re not lucky enough to have a utility room on its own and have to share space, it’s best that your laundry appliances go unnoticed. If you put panels in front of the washer and dryer, they won’t break the aesthetic of the place and the appliances will be unnoticeable.
Some extra tips when washing your clothes
Keep an eye on the clothing labels. Here you can find all the information you need before washing, ironing, and drying each piece of clothing. This will keep them in good condition for longer.
Be careful with zippers. They can damage your clothes very easily. Make sure they’re closed so they don’t get caught on other clothing. Also, don’t forget to empty your pockets in case there are disposable tissues as these can make a real mess if they get into the washing machine.
Difficult stains sometimes don’t come out just by putting them in the washing machine. Therefore, we advise you to dab them with a stain-removing product before putting them in the washing machine.
A trick – wash your clothes inside out, especially if they’re dark-colored.
Having a utility room can help make your life easier when it comes to tasks like washing, ironing, and drying clothes. With these tips and tricks we just shared with you, we’re sure that washing your clothes will be a piece of cake.