Are you a laundry lover, or a laundry hater? In today’s post, I will show you my list of laundry room essentials in an attempt to make laundry doing as fun as possible. I enjoy doing laundry if I have all the supplies I need handy, as well as the time to do all the sorting, washing, drying, folding, ironing, and putting away. In fact, since I started my blog, I frequently, throw in a load of laundry whenever I begin a blogging session. I think it helps keep me focused. Plus, I feel a sense of accomplishment, even if I don’t finish the blogging tasks.
Today, as always in my Dr. Julie’s Fun Friday Finds, I am hoping that the items I am showing you will make your life easier, and/or more fun-filled. I love solving home-related problems and passing on those solutions to you. See if any of the items resonate with your idea of laundry room essentials.
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Item #1-Fuller Brush Pre-Laundry Stain Remover (Laundry Room Essentials)
When my son was born 31 years ago, my girlfriend gave me a bottle of this stain remover at my baby shower. She suggested I use it on all my baby’s bibs, and clothing spots. I took her advice to heart, and now, 31 years later, I am still using this wonderful product! I pour the whole bottle into a spray bottle (see Item #2) and then spritz the liquid on any spots. I wait five minutes, and then I wash as usual. It works like a dream! Mr. G.Q. uses it all the time to clean spots on his car upholstery or on carpet spots in our home.
Item #2 – Plastic Spray Bottle (Laundry Room Essentials)
This is what I use with Item #1 to spray the stain remover on the clothes. By decanting the stain remover into a spray bottle, the stain remover lasts much longer, as you use less of it. The bottles come in a set of two.
Item #3 – Lingerie Wash Bag
I wash all my bras and very delicate items in this lingerie wash bag. First, I close all my hooks and zippers, and then I put the items in here to wash. I also use this for any items I don’t want to accidentally throw into the dryer. When the wash load is done, I just pull out the lingerie bags and hang up those items to dry. Easy peasy! And this bag is much bigger than most I’ve used in the past. The link is for a collection of five different size bags which is a GREAT deal!
Item #4 – Tide Stick (Laundry Room Essentials)
This is a great product for dealing with spots on the go. I keep one in my car, one in my travel cosmetic bag, and one in my laundry room. It’s a cool laundry room essential because it delivers just a small amount of detergent that is already dissolved to a spot.
I use it when I’m on the way out the door and accidentally brush up against a stain-inducing pet, grandchild, or car door. I wait a few minutes to see if it goes away. If not, I reapply until it’s gone. I also use this as I am making the bed. Sometimes Mr. G.Q. has a bit of blood on his side of the bed from a scratch. I hit it with this and watch the spot disappear. Magic. Comes here in an economical pack of three.
Item #5 – Shirt Folding Board (Laundry Room Essentials)
Do you like things folded evenly? Aren’t you impressed when a pile of tee shirts is evenly stacked because each one is so prettily folded? Here is the answer! I use this little board (see my video) and readily fold up my hubby’s tee shirts. Great when you’re packing too.
Item #6 – Seam Rippers (Laundry Room Essentials)
Are you someone who yanks off price tags without a scissor? Have you ever subsequently been bummed out that you tore a hole in the said item? Have you ever been driven CRAZY by a tag on the inside seam of a shirt? I AM THAT PERSON who cannot stand tags. Any part of them. So a seam ripper is a wonderful tool that allows you to remove tags without tearing your clothes. I keep one in my vanity drawer and one in my travel cosmetic bag. Here is a great set of two.
Item #7 – Good Housekeeping Laundry Day Print (Laundry Room Essentials)
Remember how I said at the start of this post, I want to make laundry doing as pleasant and fun as possible? This cute print hangs in my laundry room and makes me smile every time I see it. I had mine framed at a local Michael’s in a red frame and it looks wonderful. That’s what makes it essential to my laundry room essentials list.
Item #8 – Portable Steamer (Laundry Room Essentials)
My oldest son is a photographer and he uses a portable steamer all the time on shoots to steam out clients’ clothing. I had never used one until I started to blog and had lots more clothes arriving wrinkled via the mail. I LOVE MY STEAMER! It so easily and quickly steams wrinkles out of my clothing. This one is small and light enough to take in your suitcase too!
Item #9 – Classic J Crew Striped Tee (Laundry Room Essentials)
I am wearing a classic navy and white Breton stripe shirt. It’s a classic that was first introduced in 1858 as the uniform for the French Navy seaman in Northern France. It is so cute and versatile. Today, I am wearing it with red jeans, but it looks just as cute with chambray, olive, khaki, and of course, blue denim. I especially love this tee in the summer as it kicks off the red, white, and blue holidays. This is such a great piece for your summer wardrobe.
Item #10 – Red Madewell Bandana (Laundry Room Essentials)
I wear this darling red cotton Madewell bandana frequently, especially with a white shirt, or navy stripes. It is such a classic piece, that you will reach for it often. I even wear it for Valentine’s with a red v-neck sweater.
Item #11 – “Diamond” Stud Earrings (Laundry Room Essentials)
For those of you who follow my blog, “Drjuliesfunlife.com” or my Instagram (@drjuliemarshall), I love to wear these very realistic-looking costume “diamond” stud earrings. I love classic styling, and these earrings literally go with ANY outfit! They’re very reasonable (on a cost-per-wear basis) at $60. Check them out!
There you have it lovely readers. Another batch of Fun Friday Finds. I hope you agree the laundry room essentials are things you want to consider. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
PS Here are a few more posts for you to enjoy:
Dr. Julie’s Fun Friday Finds – Lemon Print Shirt
Lemon Print Clothing: Seven Outfits
Styling Paper Bag Waist Pants Five Ways
Always good to know about new products. I’d never thought about traveling with a seam ripper. Bet it has to be in checked luggage these days.
Nope. It always goes right through TSA for me.