How To Keep Your Laundry Room From Smelling Like A Locker Room
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I love having a laundry room in our house. When we lived in the apartment, we actually didn’t have a washer and dryer. So our laundry room was basically just a place for me to store dirty laundry.
And, when we lived at the apartment, doing laundry was such a pain. We had to pack it in baskets, cart it and our laundry supplies to the laundry room in the complex, and then wait. It was 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, the room will still smell.
Plug In An Air Freshener.
A small air freshener can fill the whole room and give a sweet kick to your nose every time you open the door.
What are your tips to keep your home smelling fresh?