Quick Tips for an Organised & Eco Laundry Room
At Tri Nature HQ, I have to admit we have now all become clean freaks. It’s really impossible not to be when we work with such great products and are inspired by our customers cleaning-wins every day.
We just love organisation and sourcing inspiration on Pinterest about different ways we can declutter our home and be more organised in the most sustainable way possible. We have also found it to be a great way to reduce the stress of our everyday lives.
If you have been an avid reader of our weekly blogs, you would have heard us say this before, but I will say it again as I feel it is super important for changing our perspective on cleaning. Living in a space which you deem to be dirty, untidy, cluttered or messy can affect our stress levels which in turn can affect many aspects of our life, including sleep, our relationships and our ability to focus. “Bursting cupboards and piles of paper stacked around the house may seem harmless enough. But research shows disorganisation and clutter have a cumulative effect on our brains. Our brains like order and constant visual reminders of disorganisation drain our cognitive resources, reducing our ability to focus.” – abc.net.au
We have also found that sometimes it can just be about shifting our perspectives. On some occasions we may look at a stack of five dirty dishes sitting by the sink, it won’t worry us and we come back to it later. But, other days we might see that stack of five dishes and think our world is ending.
In one of my latest blogs ‘How I used Cleaning to help reduce Stress’ I addressed the 6 things I implemented to achieve stress-free cleaning. One of those points was that I decluttered. I had a binge-sesh on Marie Kondo’s Netflix sensation – Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. I now follow some aspects of the KonMari method in my home, especially when it comes to only keeping items that truly make me happy (or spark joy) and I get rid of the ones that don’t. In saying this I make sure I do so sustainably.
So after doing much “Pinterest-ing” and “Google-ing” on the topic, I am going to share with you 5 of my organisational finds which I have implemented into my laundry room.
1. A Ceiling Air Dryer
(Source: Lifestyle Clotheslines)
Air-drying your clothes is definitely the most eco friendly option available for drying your clothes. I have recently purchased the Traditional Ceiling Airer from Lifestyle Clotheslines. It is made from sustainable wooden slats and natural organic cotton lined nylon rope. I find it very convenient for when you only have a few items that need drying and it saves so much space instead of having a regular clothes horse stand.
2. Labelled Storage Containers for your Laundry Cleaning Products & Other Laundry Items
If possible, open shelving is the best option for convenience and to allow easy access. Neatly line your shelves or cupboards with labelled storage containers or jars so you will never spend time looking for something in your laundry room ever again. Everything will have its place.
I have seen some very stylish storage options on Pinterest and I have shared below some images of some of my favourites.
Storing your Laundry Powders in jars has become very trendy online and it also very eco friendly. You can purchase Tri Nature Cleaning Products in bulk to decant into your jars or containers to help reduce your plastic consumption and also save your wallet.
Tri Nature Laundry Buckets are also very convenient to have on your bench. You can stash a 10kg soft pack of laundry powder and presoak underneath your bench and refill into your 2kg bucket when it gets low. It is also a fantastic way to ensure you never run out!
I also use these containers to store pegs, socks, toilet paper, towels, extra tea towels, linen, iron and other bits and bobs you might like to store in your laundry room.
The Variera Box from IKEA is definitely a favourite among those I am following on Instagram, but try to use containers you have around the house already first.
Simple Shaker-style pegs can provide spots for items like brushes and dustpans; keeping everything visible and within reach makes sense when it comes to cleaning.
4. Eco Friendly Peg Alternatives
When your plastic pegs break swap for some bamboo or stainless steel pegs. With the stainless steel pegs just ensure they are kept in a dry environment. They will last alot longer than your plastic ones.
5. Using Eco Friendly Laundry Product Alternatives
Since working at Tri Nature I find that their environmentally friendly products not only perform better than anything I have every used, but they also smell amazing! As I am extremely sensitive to smells, having my cleaning products fragranced with natural essential oils makes the task a lot more enjoyable. I am no longer gasping for air from the toxic, artificial fumes and nasty chemicals. Even though Tri Nature products are naturally derived, they have been carefully formulated with plant-based superpower ingredients to have unrivaled efficiency. Therefore, by using Tri Nature products you ensure you are . . .
✔ less reliant on hard scrubbing
✔ less reliant on hot water.
✔ will get normal cleaning jobs done faster.
AND Tri Nature’s Alpha Plus Laundry Powder has recently been selected as an ABA100 Winner for Eco Innovation in The Australian Brand Awards 2019. We are confident this product is the best eco friendly washing powder in Australia. Our Laundry Powder is also available in bulk sizes to deliver value for money, reduce plastic use and reduce landfill potential.
I hope you have found these tips useful. Please share with me your organisational wins on our Facebook page.
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