How to Deep Clean Your Laundry Room This Spring

We can say that our laundry rooms are like the cleaning headquarters of our house – we use them to store our cleaning supplies and give our dirty things a makeover. When all these chemicals and dirt get mixed up, our laundry rooms become one big dirty mess. Then, you have two options. First, you can opt to clean your laundry room, or second, you can leave it be. Unfortunately, most people choose the second option because the following mindset leads them – why would I clean something that will get dirty soon anyway – for example. But that is why you need to clean it. If your laundry room is dirty, it won’t be easy to keep your laundry and your entire house clean. So, if you agree with us, we will be more than happy to share some tips on how to deep clean your laundry room this spring.

Declutter Before You Deep Clean Your Laundry Room

First things first, if you want to clean your laundry room in great depth this spring, you have to start with decluttering. Just think about it – even if you clean everything thoroughly, bringing all the stuff back inside will only deteriorate everything you have done. Of course, we are not saying that you should empty the laundry room of all of its contents, no. We are saying that you should declutter the items you are not using anymore, items you forgot about, items that have expired, etc. Don’t try to hold on to these items – trust us, if you were not using them until now, you would not use them in the future. The same applies to the rest of your home – you need to declutter your home in order to keep everything clean and organized.

Stock up on Your Cleaning Supplies

If you are like the rest of the world, you probably have a ton of cleaning and washing supplies. Some of them you use all the time, some of them from time to time, and some of them never. Save only the first group, and as previously mentioned, get rid of the rest. And then, go shopping. If you want to clean your laundry room this spring the right way, you will need brand new cleaning supplies. The cleaning market is constantly changing, so prepare to be overwhelmed when embarking on this shopping spree. But, as always, we are here to help you out, so don’t worry. We suggest buying the following:

For cleaning the laundry room:

  • Tile cleaner
  • All-purpose cleaner

For cleaning the washer and dryer:

  • Baking soda
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Dishwasher pods
  • Chlorine bleach

And, if the cleaning products you have at home have seen better days, replace them with new ones. Old and expired products can do more harm than good, so if you want to keep your home clean (and safe), replace them regularly. Likewise, make sure you are cleaning with any allergies in mind. Purchase only those products that won’t irritate you and cause an allergic reaction. Thus, you will need:

  • Mop and bucket
  • Broom and dustpan
  • Gloves
  • Sponges
  • Toothbrushes (for detailed cleaning)
  • Cleaning cloths

Clean from Top to Bottom

Now that you have decluttered and bought everything you need for this spring task, it is time to start cleaning. Like cleaning any room out there, you should clean your laundry room from top to bottom. This way, you will not transfer the dirt from one place to another but get rid of it. So, start by cleaning all the shelves you have in your laundry room. And, don’t forget to take out and wash all the boxes and bins on those shelves too! Then, move on to lower areas and be thorough. Pay special attention to cabinets and places where you keep your clean and dirty laundry.

And, when you are done with all the ‘upper’ areas, start cleaning your floors. These are probably very dirty so pay special attention to them. If you have tiles, use a specialized cleaning solution mixed with some disinfectant. If you have rugs there, take them outside, and deep wash them. But think twice before you take them back inside. Rugs in laundry rooms are not a good idea as they collect all the dirt and bacteria from the items you bring and all the residues from the cleaning chemicals you store, so it’s best to pack and move rugs while on the task of cleaning. Thus, transfer them while you clean and kill two birds with one stone.

Deep Wash the Washer

There are two ways you can deep wash your washing machine – the natural way and the chemical way. You should first put a dishwasher pod inside the drum and set the washer to the hottest setting for the natural option. Then, when the cycle is done, you should make a mixture of baking soda and white vinegar, place it in your detergent drawer, and set the washer to the medium setting.

Moreover, if you want to ensure there are no germs and bacteria left in your washing machine, we suggest using the chemical way at least two times a year. When doing this, you don’t need dishwasher pods, soda, and vinegar – all you need is one cup of chlorine bleach placed in the drum. Set the washer cycle to the longest program possible. And when the cycle is done, take your gloves and sponges, and clean all the interior components with some all-purpose cleaner. Of course, don’t forget to clean the detergent drawer too. This is one of those overlooked places that collect dust and dirt the most. For this, all you have to do is take it out and rinse it with hot water.

And, Deep Clean the Dryer

If you want to clean your laundry room this spring, you cannot forget about your dryer. Even though you place clean clothes inside doesn’t mean that bacteria and germs can’t find their way inside. So, to be safe, clean it whenever you clean your washer. You need to take the lint screen from the dryer first and dispose of it. Then, take that same chlorine bleach and, this time, mix it with water. Place that mixture inside the drum and set the cycle to the hottest and longest program you have. And, in the end, take gloves and sponges and scrub everything.

 

We hope these cleaning tips find you well and motivate you to deep clean your laundry room this spring properly. Remember – you need your cleaning headquarters to be neat if you want the rest of your home to be clean too!