Monday, March 30, 2009

Spring Cleaning- Laundry Area

Good Monday! I hope your weekend was a good one! I hope you got all rested and ready for this week's SPRING CLEANING!

This weeks Spring Cleaning area is the Laundry Area. I say Laundry Area because I know we all have something different; a laundry ROOM, a laundry CLOSET, a small area where your washer and dryer set. Whatever it is, I know it can get neglected! I neglect mine!

Here is my "area" in my unfinished basement.

Problems with this area~ my dryer hose to vent the dryer is not hooked up (NONO!), It's a very small space with NO organization, I sometimes get a nice tool selection on the top of the dryer, when I do laundry clothes sit on the ground right in front of the washer and dryer...

Many Problems!

Some facts about laundry:
  • The average American family does 8–10 loads of laundry each week (AHAM). (found here from GE)
  • A single load of laundry, from wash to dry, takes an average of one hour and twenty seven minutes to complete (AHAM). (found here from GE)
  • What happens to the germs and bacteria that are in and on our clothing? Does it go down the drain? Go HERE and read about how it DOESN'T.
  • U.S. consumers wash more than 660 million loads every week, or about 35 billion wash loads a year, totaling 100 million tons of clothes. That translates to 1,000 wash loads started in the United States every second of every day. (found here)

What can you do to keep that Laundry Area Clean?

* Wash hands after sorting laundry

* Wash hands after transferring wet laundry to the dryer

* Launder underwear at the end, not the beginning, of laundry loads

* Use liquid bleach in underwear washloads, if possible

* If bleach is not used, sanitize the machine's surfaces by simply running an empty wash cycle on cold water. Add one cup of bleach to the wash-water.

What's the Plan This Week???

  • Clean out the laundry area, wipe down everything (probably with some sort of bleach based product!), sweep.
  • Rid out anything that does not need to be in the area. This area can get cluttered anyways!
  • Organize! Bring in baskets, hampers, hangers, etc and organize!
  • Wipe down Washer and dryer (inside and out!)
  • Is everything working? If it isn't replace or fix anything that needs it.
  • Decorate?

So what is YOUR plan this week?


Kelly's Ideas said...

I love the idea of one thing at a time... Today I will clean my laundry's a mess but should not take too long. Blessings to you!