Home Organization Challenge Week 13: Laundry Room

April 2, 2016

Home Organization Challenge

We are almost finished with the 2016 Home Organization 101 Challenge. It’s week 13 and we’re headed into the laundry room. As you begin, make sure you clear the space completely. Empty the entire room and wipe the room down from floor to ceiling. This is a rewarding week. Have fun!


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If you are new to the challenge, look over the details then begin working at your own pace.  For encouragement, join our Home Organization 101 Facebook community and share your progress or struggles. Or simply look through the photos and read how others are doing. If you’re on Instagram, share your progress using the hashtag #2016abfolchallenge.  Don’t forget to print out the complete 14 week schedule and checklists below.

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For the perfect companion guide to our challenge, purchase The Complete Book to Home Organization. It includes all 14 weekly challenges as well as tons of pictures and tips that will help you organize your spaces each week. No need to log onto the computer for inspiration, this manual has it all!


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Here are several blog posts that will inspire you to get your laundry room organized.


I love my laundry room, but that hasn’t always been the case. It’s taken me some time to get it just the way I like it.  Complete the challenge this week & you can create a space that’s functional & visually appealing to you. For some of you this may be an easy task, but for others it will be difficult to complete, with the mountains of laundry that are in your way.  This week, I challenge you to clean your laundry room from top to bottom, finish all of the laundry, and organize the space for functionality.  If you don’t have a laundry room, clean out the area where you keep your laundry supplies.  To begin the process and in order to be fully organized, everything should be emptied out of the space, so you can see it clearly and start fresh.  Its time to clear the clutter.


1. EMPTY – Empty out the ENTIRE laundry room.  Everything but the washer & dryer must go.

2. PURGE – Purge anything that doesn’t belong.  Toss empty detergent bottles, trash, donate unwanted or un-needed items and put things away.

3. CLEAN – Pull out the washer/dryer and vacuum behind it.  Clean out the dryer vent.  Wipe down the outside of the washer and dryer.  Clean out the washer. Pour 1 cup of bleach into the drum, then run a full wash cycle on the hottest setting (empty).  Wipe down all shelving, walls, baseboards, doors, switch plates & dust the light.

4. ORGANIZE – After the laundry room is clean, it’s time to put everything away.  Organize your laundry supplies, using bins, baskets, etc. Keep in mind, if you haven’t used something in the last 12 months, purge it. Don’t put it back in the laundry room.  Label each container. (Examples below)

  • Laundry soap
  • Stain remover tools
  • Cleaning cloths
  • Pet items
  • Cleaners
  • Trash Bags
  • Mopping Pads
  • Cleaning Tools
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Paper Towels
  • Vacuum Bags
  • Sewing Misc.

5.  LAUNDRY – Wash, dry, fold & put away all laundry.  Finish every load!

6.  CLEANING CADDY – Put together a cleaning caddy.  Place all necessary household cleaners in it.

7. DECORATE – Finally, you can decorate your laundry room to make it more inviting.


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Take a few days this week to clean out and organize the laundry room. Purge as much as you can. Share your progress on Instagram using the hash tag #2016abfolchallenge, blog about the weekly challenges, and  share your before and after pictures over at my Home Organization 101 group here.  Keep up the great work. I’ll see you back next week for week 14 of the challenge. Happy Organizing!


4 comments on “Home Organization Challenge Week 13: Laundry Room

  1. Kimberly says:

    What cleaning products are you currently using? Also, what cleaning wand do you think works the best? The ones I’ve tried are either too hard to maneuver around certain objects or they just move the dust around without actually picking up the dust.
    Thank you!

  2. That’s definitely well organized! I really love how you organize the type of washing powders/baking soda/etc. in containers. It’s easy to access and looks much more organized. Love this!

  3. John says:

    Thanks for sharing this. I’m a big fan of the way you managed to utilize most of the space in your laundry room, which can make a big difference in smaller rooms. Making sure everything has its own place makes efficient organization possible, and when it comes to doing (see: not hating) laundry, organization is key.

  4. dila says:

    Hi, im from malaysia,your blog give me inspiring to organized my home more better. thank you.

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