How to Maintain a Garage Laundry Room
Building a garage laundry room is a perfect way to maximize space in your home while also giving you a dedicated area of the home where you can wash your clothes. They provide the perfect blank slate from where you can add in your personal touches to help increase appeal and to add your personality in.
Here are some important tips to keep in mind as you set up your laundry room in your garage:
Prevent any washer/dryer problems
One of the most important steps is to properly clean out the dryer’s lint filter with each cycle to avoid running the risk of your dryer not working correctly. Cleaning the exhaust duct line regularly also helps avoid any clogged ducts which could ultimately result in a fire and thousands of dollars wasted in fire damage.
Use the proper amount of detergent with each load of clothes. Excess detergent could damage some older models while also raising the probability of it damaging your garage door floor when it spills.
Finally, make sure that the water lines are properly insulated to prevent any water lines from freezing during colder months. Failing to do so could result in the pipe bursting which could ultimately cost you a lot of money through repairs.
Organize your garage
Dropping clean clothes in an oil spill can ruin your day. It’s important to place the washer and dryer in an area that’s not too close to your vehicles while also keeping your garage clean overall.
Routinely cleaning any cobwebs, sweeping the floor, and taking away any unneeded items in your garage can help eliminate the clutter. If you have too many items consider holding a garage sale to get rid of any things you don’t need anymore. This not only helps clear up space but also puts more money in your pocket for a more efficient washer and dryer.
If you’re attached to your belongings you could always opt for investing a weekend and reorganizing all of your garage. It helps keep everything in order while also clearing up space to allow for more room for your laundry room.
Insulate your garage doors
Nobody likes doing the laundry in freezing weather. Insulating your garage and windows allows it to remain at a comfortable temperature that matches your home.
Our Thermacore insulated garage doors are the perfect option for those looking to improve their home. It not only keeps the garage at a comfortable temperature, but it also helps keep your entire home energy efficient by keeping the temperature from triggering your AC or heater.
Add some decoration
Garages are often pictured as dark and dreary rooms in the home, but adding in some decorations can help make it a more welcoming place when you do laundry. Consider adding colorful decorations to keep your cleaning supplies organized and small rugs to help add some color.
Baskets and a small table top add a dash of flair while also giving you some room where you can store more cleaning supplies and fold your clothes.
A garage laundry room is simple and useful
Whether you add a washer and dryer side by side or on top of each other to maximize space, it’s important to contact a professional to install them correctly and prevent any future issues.
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