March 4, 2021
How to Clean a Laundry Room
This week as we are getting ready for Spring Clean with Me, we’re prepping our supplies and cleaning our laundry rooms. Taking the time to do these things will set us up for success in the coming month. Today I’m going to share the steps I take to do a DEEP clean in the laundry room. Take the steps that work for you and clean your laundry room this week too. If you have the extra time, get caught up on any laundry you can this week too. While you’re deep cleaning your laundry room, look at your laundry supplies.
Laundry supplies are some of the most concerning products in your home. Safe products, with ingredients you can trust and without artificial fragrances are important for the health of your family. I don’t use any bleach in our home, instead we use Oxygen Whitener – it’s multipurpose so it can be used to clean and in the laundry room. You can find what we use in our home for all of our laundry needs here – you can have clean laundry with safe products!
HOW TO CLEAN A LAUNDRY ROOM
Think top down ceiling to floor and left to right as you work through your room. Grab your supplies so you are ready for cleaning and can stay in the general vicinity and clean quickly. What supplies do you need? A vacuum cleaner, extendable duster, microfiber cleaning cloths, all-purpose cleaner.
- Start by cleaning your washing machine. If you don’t know how to do this, follow the steps in this post with a free printable guide.
- Remove anything from shelves or your washing machine/dryer and place outside the laundry room. Use a laundry basket to give your items a temporary home.
- Use an extendable brush or duster to dust vents, light fixtures, corners, and edges. Here’s a link to one that’s similar to what I am using – I LOVE IT! The exact one pictured is no longer available 🙁
- Use a vacuum cleaner attachment to vacuum around and under machines.
- Vacuum the lint filter and lint trap.
- Spray a soft cloth with all-purpose cleaner and wipe the top and sides of the washer and dryer.
- Vacuum the baseboards and the floor.
- Wash the baseboards and the floor.
- Once the washing machine has completed its cleaning cycle, wipe the seals and compartments with a clean, dry cloth.
- Return any items to the laundry room and admire that clean space!
Need some help with you laundry routine? Check out my new printable kit – Clean Mama’s Guide to Laundry. It’s 25 pages of laundry love, perfect for getting a handle on your laundry once and for all!
HERE’S YOUR CHECKLIST TO GET STARTED:
- FOLLOW: Make sure you’re following along on Instagram @CLEANMAMA
- SUBSCRIBE: If you haven’t subscribed to the blog – you can do that by putting your name and email address in the FREE PRINTABLES PAGE
- DOWNLOAD + PRINT: Once you get the password (you only need to enter your email address in ONE time), grab the Spring Cleaning Checklist on the FREE PRINTABLES PAGE – this is what we are following for the month of March.
TELL YOUR FRIENDS: Spread the word on your social media and tag me so I can share too! Cleaning is always more fun with friends!
WATCH FOR A NEW POST EVERY MONDAY: Every Monday for the month of March I’ll lay out the plan for the week, tell you how I’m approaching Spring Cleaning and then I’ll have a post or two during each week that helps with the tasks for the week. Make sure you’re following along on Instagram for DAILY updates from the Clean Mama HQ 😉 (my house).
SPRING CLEANING IS THE MONTHLY FOCUS FOR MARCH: You can find the Monthly Focus in the Homekeeping Planner and in the Homekeeping Society subscription. If you want to work with a small group, join Homekeeping Society for the support!
SPRING CLEAN WITH ME SCHEDULE – I’ll link the posts as we go!
WEEK 1 : Prep Week + the Laundry Room
3 DIY Cleaners to Spring Clean Your Whole Home
How to Clean a Laundry Room
5 Must-Have Spring Cleaning Tools
WEEK 2 : Dusting + Wiping
WEEK 3 : Kitchen Deep Clean
WEEK 4 : Windows + Bathrooms
WEEK 5 : Beds + Floors