30-Day Organize-athon | Day 9: Organize Your Laundry

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Welcome to the 30-Day Organize-athon!

In today’s 5 minutes we’re going to express-organize your laundry.

Our focus is clarity, freedom, order. Now let’s do it!

Day 9: Organize Your Laundry

Step 1: Get a large bag. Quickly scanning your laundry shelves and benches, throw into the bag:

  • Old paint cans, tiles, etc
  • Decrepit brooms, dustpans, cleaning equipment
  • Cleaning supplies you don’t use
  • Empty bottles of laundry detergent, fabric softener, etc
  • Tatty baskets and hampers
  • Broken irons, ironing boards, etc
  • Anything moldy, mildewed, or yucky.

Step 2: Pop your bag into the trash.

Step 3: Remove anything from the laundry that should be stored elsewhere – eg:

  • Car-related stuff –> in the garage
  • Random clothes –> in the closet
  • Spare paper towels –> in the pantry
  • Spare bulbs –> in the hall closet
  • Towels –> in the linen closet; etc.

Step 4: Do a quick tidy of your laundry shelves.

And you’re done!

Got an Extra 5 Minutes?

Review your laundry equipment and supplies. Make a note of anything you need to replace, update, or purchase so that doing laundry takes as little time and effort as possible. Check that you have:

  • A washer and dryer that work well, and are of the right size for your family’s needs
  • Laundry detergent, fabric softener, dryer softener sheets, stain remover, etc – in sufficient quantities for your household routine, and appropriate for your needs (eg for cold water, front loader, etc)
  • Laundry hampers – one in the laundry (or several, if you sort whites, colors, etc); or one in each bathroom; or one in each bedroom (this can be more effective with kids)
  • A laundry basket for transporting clothes
  • An iron and ironing board.

Now doesn’t that take some of the pain out of doing laundry?

The 30-Day Organize-athon Mantra

Move fast. Don’t overthink. Let it go!

Start the 5-minute timer now.

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See you tomorrow!

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Michele | Get Organized Gal

Michele is into writing, books, simplicity, love, TV, productivity, and staying thin in a world of chocolate.

212 thoughts on “30-Day Organize-athon | Day 9: Organize Your Laundry

  1. "Z" says:

    Done! Since we’ve recently moved in, there weren’t many things that needed to be done in this category…thank goodness!!

  2. Linda says:

    I did this finally! It took over an hour, but I got involved in scrubbing the grout between the tiles. What a relief to have this room looking good again!

  3. Jenny Weigel says:

    Done and it’s a big improvement. I have been sick for a week now and tired and weak so I will stay with day # 9 tomorrow too.

  4. Elizabeth K. says:

    I did it! I am a few days behind, but I will not quit! I will just double up my tasks til I catch up. This is not an unusual occurrence, since our handicapped daughter gets sick often and I have to put everything on the back burner. I am telling myself that it’s okay to do this differently, just like so much of our life has become because of our sweet Mandy!

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