Keep laundry sorted by color (lights and darks) or recommended water temp (warm or cold) by sorting garments in multiple hampers on wheels.
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Do laundry where the dirt is. Design a washer/dryer unit into your mudroom so the kiddos can stash their sporting equipment and toss their jerseys in the wash in the same space—while keeping the mud in the mudroom.
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The best way to make clothes last and avoid shrinkage is to hang dry whenever possible. This also helps cut your home's electricity use, so it's a high-five for the planet, too.
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There's no reason your laundry room has to look like a cramped closet. If you're designing a laundry space, design for both utility and comfort: consider cabinets, a sink, and a window view.
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Have lots of delicates that can't go in the dryer? Consider a closet system with a hanging bar and drying racks to help your "air dry only" garments retain their shape.
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Just because it's the destination for dirty laundry doesn't mean it's a room without design opportunity. Consider patterned tile flooring, wallpaper, window dressings, the works. Choose a neutral palette to pair a serene look with the hum of the dryer.
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