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Simplify My Life Challenge – Laundry Declutter

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The laundry – a room we don’t often spend a lot of time in, but do pop in and out of on a regular basis. It should be a space well organised and tidy to make life a little easier so this month as part of the Simplify My Life challenge, we do the laundry declutter.


A bit of an easier task for most, as the laundry is a smaller and hopefully less cluttered space compared to the rooms we have decluttered so far as part of the challenge. Although many laundries also include the linen closet so we will be tackling that this month too, whether yours is in the laundry or elsewhere. It’s as good a time as any.

Decluttering My Life

So grab your laundry declutter checklist freebie below, print it out and let’s get to work:

SML May Declutter Laundry

Get an organised and functional laundry with these declutter tips:

  • The laundry is a room designed completely for functionality, so keep it minimalist style
  • Wall mounted appliances can create space for storage such as cupboards below.
  • Make use of wall space such as hooks, hangers and shelves.
  • Don’t hoard linen just in case – a few spare blankets and bedding sets are adequate for most households.
  • Consider linen cupboard dividers to keep towels and other linen orderly.

For incredible home laundry inspiration, check out these ideas.

Don’t forget to check out the previous declutter tasks for your printable checklists and tips. You can join in any time, as often as you like or as little.

What is your best laundry organising tip? What is the hardest part of your laundry declutter?


Sunday 10th of May 2015

Oh god, this just reminded me that we literally need to bulldoze our laundry!


Monday 11th of May 2015

haha that's extreme measures. Is it really that bad?

Sonia Life Love Hiccups

Thursday 7th of May 2015

I suppose asking my kids to walk around naked and not wear clothes that I will then need to wash is probably not that practical right? Damn ;) xx


Thursday 7th of May 2015

Haha it may be getting a tad cold for nudity but I like your thinking outside the box! x


Tuesday 5th of May 2015

My laundry cupboards need to be ripped out and redone; they are shocking, and so the space isn't used well. One day....


Wednesday 6th of May 2015

That does make it hard. Hopefully you get some flash new ones sometime not so far away.

Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages

Tuesday 5th of May 2015

If linen cupboards count as part of the laundry ... I struggle to keep mine tidy. I start off with good intentions to keep it organised but it doesn't take long for it to become a shambles again. Perhaps it is down to my poor folding skills.


Wednesday 6th of May 2015

I count mine as part of the laundry, since it's in there. Mine was pretty bad. You will see on my update post later in the month. Stuff was just hanging all over the place, shoved where it would fit. Folding is an art. I have taken to putting my quilt cover sets in the pillow cases so I don't have to pull everything out to find one pillow case or whatever is missing lol Not pretty, but functional.

Renee Wilson

Tuesday 5th of May 2015

Eek. My laundry is not too bad at a glance. When you look closer and open up the cupboards though, disaster! I really need to sort those out one of these days. Thanks for the reminder :) #teamIBOT


Wednesday 6th of May 2015

It's scary what hides behind those closed doors at times. At least you only have to think about it sometimes ;)