We see very little of our laundry rooms, except when we go to wash clothes, store cleaning supplies (or clothes). Laundry rooms are those spaces easy to close off and forget about. But these rooms still need regular cleanings too. Laundry rooms handle large loads of cleaning on a regular basis, it’s no wonder it needs maintained as well.
But How do You Clean a Laundry Room?
We don’t exactly clean laundry rooms the same way we clean other rooms. They aren’t like the kitchens, bedrooms, living spaces, or bathrooms. They’re similar, but unique. But a creative approach navigates the best path for cleaning these rooms.
The first thing is to gather all of the tools needed to adequately clean the laundry room. The following is the list of tools we recommend:
· all purpose cleaner
· clean rags
Cleaning the laundry room will utilise many techniques discussed previously on this blog: dusting, mopping, etc. To begin, start at the door to the laundry room. Dust the door completely (from top to bottom). Use firm strokes to pull off the dust, and don’t flick the duster since this might spread dust onto clean surfaces. Once the door is finished, move to the right, dust or handwipe the things you come across as you go. Remember to get anything higher before cleaning lower.
Once you get to the washer and dryer, dust or wipe down anything that might be above the units. Then, give your washer and dryer a quick check. Is it dusty, or does it need wiped down? Every unit is different; some of them have a lot of lint dust built up on them, while others have soapy spots on them that need wiped off. If it just needs a quick dusting, do this. But if it needs a wipe down, spray the units down with the cleaner.
Then, take one of the clean rags and wipe down the unit. It’s better to work from back to front. Place the neatly folded rag firmly on the surface at the back edge, then pull towards yourself. These firm motions should pull off the dust and soapy scum. Work from one side to the other, until you’ve completely wiped down the surface. If the front doors of the laundry units need wiped down as well, do so.
Once you’ve finished the units, keep dusting and cleaning to the right until you complete your circle at the door. Then, sweep the floor and mop your way out. Since laundry rooms are small, it is a quick process once you get a handle on the best methods for cleaning laundry rooms!