Law and or­der in the laun­dry

Warwick Daily News - - HOME - With Tracey Hordern

NOT the most glam­orous room, the laun­dry is, how­ever, es­sen­tial to any well-run home. For some it is a ded­i­cated util­ity room, for oth­ers, the laun­dry is lit­tle more than a space tucked in be­hind a cup­board door.

Re­gard­less of the size of your laun­dry, there are strate­gies to en­sure this nec­es­sary part of the home stays or­gan­ised.

When choos­ing a wash­ing machine and dryer, be rig­or­ous about what you need. Large-ca­pac­ity wash­ing ma­chines are great for big fam­i­lies, but are overkill for cou­ples and sin­gles.

An­other hard choice is whether or not you re­quire a dryer. Again, for large fam­i­lies, they may be a nec­es­sary evil, but for smaller house­holds th­ese en­ergy-eating ap­pli­ances are pos­si­bly a lux­ury you and the planet don’t re­quire.

◗ RAIS­ING YOUR STAN­DARDS: One tip is to raise your wash­ing machine and dryer off the floor. This can be done with cab­i­netry that can even leave some space for a stor­age drawer un­der­neath. An­other ad­van­tage of rais­ing ap­pli­ances is that it will save on bend­ing when load­ing and lift­ing your clothes out of the ma­chines.

◗ BAS­KET CASE: If you have a small laun­dry space, trans­port laun­dry from other rooms like the bed­room. Choose ma­te­ri­als like straw, jute or can­vas to store laun­dry, as this will make it eas­ier to move from room to room. When stor­ing laun­dry pow­ders, soak­ers, bleach and other laun­dry chem­i­cals, en­sure they are on a high shelf and in child­proof con­tain­ers so kids can­not reach them.


◗ The most util­i­tar­ian room in the home, the laun­dry. CONSERVE WATER BY WAIT­ING FOR FULL LOADS IN THE MA­CHINE

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