Rustic Canyon New HomeTraditional Laundry Room, Los Angeles
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Add a rod. If you have the room, this is a great place to dry items that cannot go into the dryer. An adjustable shower curtain rod can suffice. Keep extra hangers so that items you typically hang in the closet can go right onto them as they come out of the dryer — it makes the putting-away process easier. If you don’t have the space for a rod, over-the-door hooks are also a good way to do this.
Laundry. Use vinegar to soften and lift stains from clothes in the laundry room.Add two cups of distilled white vinegar to the rinse cycle to remove soap residue and leave laundry soft and fresh.Lightly sponge distilled white vinegar onto deodorant and wine stains on 100 percent cotton, cotton polyester and permanent press fabrics. Note: This must be done within 24 hours of the wine stain.Deodorize your washing machine by adding 2 cups of distilled white vinegar to an empty machine and turn it on to a full cycle.Remove dark burn marks from an iron plate with a paste of equal parts white distilled vinegar and salt. Rub the paste onto the cooled iron plate and wipe clean.
To make the task of moving wet laundry into the dryer easier, make sure that the washer and dryer are installed so the door swing on each is opposite, and that the door of the dryer doesn't get in the way as you toss clothes from one to the other. When you purchase appliances, ask the salesperson if the doors can be switched easily at home if the swing isn't right on the one you buy.