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I’ll be honest. The laundry room is not my favorite room in the apartment. We actually don’t have a washer and dryer here, so our laundry room is basically just a place to store dirty laundry.
And, if I’m being completely honest: Doing laundry is such a pain. We have to pack it in baskets, cart it and our laundry supplies to the laundry room in our complex, and then wait. It’s not really the best way to spend a couple hours of free time. Plus, I have a lot of clothes, so I can go a long time without doing laundry. (I’m probably more proud about that than I should be).
If you’re similar, you run the risk of your laundry room smelling like a locker room. Which is gross. Really gross … especially if you have company over. Imagine if your company is looking for a bathroom, opens your laundry room door by accident, and gets a whiff of gym socks. Gross.
Don’t worry. Follow our tips and your laundry room will smell great.
Do Your Laundry.
This is a no brainer. If you don’t want your laundry room to smell like laundry, don’t leave laundry sitting. The sooner you can do it, the less time smells have to get into your clothes.
Air It Out.
After you do your laundry, keep the washer door ajar. Any leftover water will dry quicker, reducing your risk of mold. And mold smells. A lot. Also, if you have a window in your laundry room, open that up and air out the room from time to time.
Use The Right Detergent.
High-efficiency washers need high-efficiency detergents. Because of all the magic that makes them HE, they can’t really “process” normal detergent properly. So residue gets left behind. Eventually, that adds up and turns into gross smells. So even if you are doing your laundry in a timely manner, your laundry room will still smell.
Plug In An Air Freshener.
Right now, we have the Renuzit Sensitive Scents Plug-In in our laundry room. The small air freshener fills the whole room and gives a sweet kick to your nose every time you open the door.
What are your tips to keep your home smelling fresh?