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Cleaning Where We Live: The Laundry Room

As we go about our busy lives, it’s extremely easy to toss things in the laundry room and shut the door: Clutter is a common occurrence in the laundry room, like piles of dirty clothes that need to be washed or stacks of clean clothes that need to be folded and put away. It’s essential to find an organized place to keep clean and dirty clothes separated. The Hang ‘N Hide is a great way to hang delicates to dry without taking up valuable space. There are also things that need mending or ironing that can clog up the space. Using the wall mounted Sophist-Clean Iron Organizer is an excellent way to keep your iron and ironing board out of the way but still easily accessible.

What about the other odds and ends like the broom and mop that end up in the laundry room: The Store ‘N Slide is a great way to hang the broom, mop and other tools in tight places and fits virtually anywhere. You can also take advantage of the wall space with the Magic Holder.

Take stock of all your detergents and cleaning products: Take the time to look through all your products and evaluate their usefulness. It’s also important to have the right product for all different types of challenges the family’s laundry can present. The right detergent is key; the Wash Brite Laundry Detergent is concentrated and will tackle any mess. The Instant Spot Remover is great for messy food stains whether you are at home or on the go. For stubborn stains like rust the Rust Oxy Stain Re­mover will get the job done. Colorful storage bins can be utilized to separate and store all your laundry detergents, stain removers and other products. Because a lot of us keep other cleaning products in the laundry room it’s convenient to have a Maid’s Basket handy to quickly grab and clean on the go. These little changes will keep things tidy and add a little spice to this simple space.  

As always, work from top to bottom: Start by re­moving excess lint and dust that has collected on all surfaces by wiping down the walls and light switch plates all the way down to the baseboards. Reach high ceilings and corners with the Cobweb Brush or Dusting Brush. Wipe down the outside of the liquid detergent bottles and any other containers. Finally, wipe down the exterior of the washer and dryer and any shelves or cabinets.

This is also the time to give a little extra TLC to your appliances: The cleanliness of our washing machine has a direct connection with the cleanli­ness of our clothes, so it is essential to clean not only the outside but the inside of your machine. Make sure to clean the bleach and fabric softener receptacles. Using a washing machine cleaner like Washer Magic is a great way to deodorize, remove odors and hard water buildup.

The dryer: Clothes dryers are linked to over 23,000 household fires every year. That makes it even more crucial to clean your dryer, hose and lint trap. Using a Lint Trap Brush is an excellent way to remove built up lint that escapes the lint trap. Did you know that most lint traps can be washed in the top rack of your dishwasher? This will remove any waxy buildup caused from using dryer sheets and can help cut down on dry times saving cost and wear. Carefully take off the dryer hose and use a Dryer Vent Brush and your vacuum to remove any trapped lint.

Last, but certainly not least, sweep and mop the floor: The Rubber Broom and the Rubber Hand Brush are great at removing pet hair on fabric but are also very effective on floors, and can help remove dust, pet hair and lint. As you work your way out of the room take pride in your achievement and reward yourself by doing a fun activity with your family.

Happy Cleaning!
Posted by Cleaning Center at July 8, 2013 3:40 pm | No Comments »
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