Join Me As I Declutter My Laundry Room

Join me as I declutter my laundry room. I needed a fast victory so I decided to tackle the clutter in the laundry room.

Excessive amounts of clutter in the house create feelings of unrest. That’s why I decided, little by little, room by room, I have to get rid of all the unnecessary junk filling up my home.


1. Bring in a friend

I had a friend visiting while I started my laundry room declutter and she ended up helping me out a lot. If you have friends who are willing to help you should definitely recruit them because it will make the entire process much easier.

First of all, they do not have any emotional attachment to your clutter so they can tell you objectively what needs to go. It also just helps pass the time and makes the entire process more enjoyable when you have a friend around.

Don’t forget to thank them with dinner, flowers, or any type of gift you know they would appreciate.

Doing laundry

2. Do all the laundry

Before you can begin to tackle the clutter you have to get rid of all the laundry coming in and out. Getting all your laundry done and out of the laundry room is essential.

Laundry is temporary clutter but its constant, incessant flow will distract you from the permanent clutter that remains in the room. You can even declutter your laundry as you clean it if you see anything that is no longer useful.


3. Clear off the machines

We’re all guilty of leaving laundry materials and other things on our laundry machines.

Mine always has some laundry detergent lying around on it, as well as other miscellaneous items that end up there.

Clear everything off your machines and wipe them down so they’re nice and clean.


4. Clean out the cabinets

If you have cabinets or a closet in your laundry room, remove and sort through anything inside. Get rid of any items that seem unnecessary.

If there are products that have been sitting in there for years without being touched, you can get rid of those. Wipe down the shelves so everything is nice and clean before you start putting things away.

Try to put things back in an organized manner that makes sense. Store frequently used products and items on the easy-to-reach shelves. Group items that go together. Use bins for smaller items.


5. Give your items a destination

Now that you’ve removed the clutter from your laundry room, figure out what you’re going to do with it. I made a garbage pile and a donation pile.

Throw out the garbage immediately and bring your donations to their final destination as soon as possible. The quicker it’s removed from the house, the faster you will feel the progress you’ve made.

After decluttering
After decluttering

Decluttering my laundry room

I hope you guys enjoyed my laundry room declutter. I think the steps and tips I gathered here will help your decluttering journey a bit easier.

Do you have any questions or maybe some great decluttering tips you would like to share? Leave me a comment so we can exchange ideas and help each other.

Join the conversation
  • Sara Delk Sara Delk on Nov 13, 2023
    Absolutely pull EVERYTHING out of closets and organizers - don't leave it there and just look at it! If it's something you forgot you had but really think you will use now that you remember it: put it in a location where you see it. Then if you still haven't used it in a couple of months - set a date - then it's time to let it go.
  • Sylvia De Vries Sylvia De Vries on Nov 13, 2023
    Better yet- Don't buy so much stuff- Learn to live on less-and less means stuff. When I read the de clutter articles, it just means that people buy too much stuff they really did not need in the first place.