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Your laundry room is home to two of your home’s biggest appliances. If you have a large household — or one that runs through outfits and linens quickly — you know that your clothes washer and dryer often seem to run full-time. As a frequently used, highly functional room in your home, your laundry room will need a little extra maintenance to last cycle after cycle.

Tools for Every Wash and Dry Cycle

Remember these common laundry room maintenance tasks to keep things running smoothly:

  • Check your washing machine’s hoses at least twice a year. Pull the appliance away from the wall and inspect the pipes for leaks or signs of wear and tear.
  • Run your washing machine through a cleaning cycle to clear detergent buildup and grime.
  • Vacuum dust from underneath your washer and dryer.
  • Vacuum the inside of the lint trap every few months to remove dust and lint buildup.
  • Clean the inside of the dryer drum with a damp cloth.
  • Clear out the dryer duct every few months to prevent fire hazards.

For homeowners with specific home designs, curated decor and color schemes don’t stop at the laundry room door. If you’re an avid home designer, you know that everything from your walls to appliances and fixtures must match your aesthetic. Storage is also an important consideration for your laundry room. Laundry areas are typically smaller, sometimes with just enough room for your washer and dryer. Finding innovative ways to store your cleaning supplies, clothes hangers, ironing tools, and linens can be challenging.

Explore our resources for all things laundry room maintenance and improvement. You’ll find appliance repair hacks, space-saving design tips, and clever storage solutions for this important space in your home.

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