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The laundry room is often an overlooked space when it comes to decorating. Did you know the average woman spends nearly two full hours each week doing laundry? Did you also know that 92 percent of home buyers want a laundry room in the home they plan to purchase? That statistic is true for buyers of all ages in all stages of life.

Laundry Bag

With that in mind, we have put together our top suggestions for updating your laundry room to make washing and folding clothes more enjoyable for you, or to get your home ready to sell.
These are the top 5 must-haves for the perfect laundry room:
1. The best appliances – Depending on your budget, try to find the best appliances you can afford that fit within the space you have. You want to find the washer and dryer that have the largest capacity and best reliability rating. If you have very limited space, consider a stacked washer/dryer combination pair. Or, you can skip the dryer and opt for line drying to save money in your budget for the best washing machine.

Laundry Room

2. A utility sink – It is always helpful to have a place to pre-soak your clothes with heavy-duty stains and to hand wash your most delicate items.
3. Folding and sorting table – Every laundry room needs a place to sort your clothes before washing and fold the clothes once they have finished drying.

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4. Ample storage – Where will you keep your laundry detergent, softener, stain removers, clothes pins, hangers and other items you will need for washing and drying? Keep the items you will use most often in open storage containers in the most accessible areas, and keep the items you use least often in decorative storage boxes up higher and in the harder to reach areas.
5. Soothing touches – Doing laundry is a chore that most people do not particularly enjoy. Fill the room with essential oils to promote relaxation, and paint the walls in colors that tend to be calming. A white noise machine is another great option for creating a peaceful atmosphere to get the work done.
When it comes to redecorating the various rooms in your home, do not neglect the laundry room. It is a room you will spend a lot of time in each week and a room that is at the top of the list for most home buyers. Use the tips above to create a functional and calming space perfect for your family’s needs.

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