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Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 3: Laundry Room

The laundry room is a space where cleaning gets done, so how can it get so dirty? While we're spending more time indoors, it's time to show this room some extra love with day 3 of our cleaning challenge! Check below for your task list, along with a special DIY washing machine cleaner recipe to remove any funk from your favorite laundry helper. 

Spring Cleaning Challenge
  • Declutter the area
  • Wash, dry, and fold remaining laundry (Pro tip: Use Loads of Fun on your Wool Dryer Balls for an extra burst of freshness!)
  • Clean the washer inside and out
  • Clean the dryer inside and out, removing any lint
  • Organize and wipe down any shelving
  • Toss out unmatched socks or old clothing

Pure Bliss DIY Washing Machine Cleaner

What You’ll Need: 

  • 2 cups Baking Soda
  • 1 cup Water
  • 20 drops Purify


  1. In a large bowl, combine ingredients and stir well. 
  2. With your washing machine empty, take a sponge and carefully scrub the mixture along the inside of your washing machine, taking care to get in all the nooks and crannies, and paying special attention to any seals. Do not rinse. 
  3. Run your washing machine on a hot cycle, and allow it to air dry. 

Don't Miss Out on the Fun!

Fashionably late to the party? No worries! Start the cleaning challenge at your own pace by checking out that last two day's checklists!

The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 3: Laundry Room Guide

Spring cleaning is more than just a chore; it's a rejuvenating experience. Here's why it's an essential part of many households:

Why spring cleaning matters

Spring symbolizes a fresh start. By decluttering and cleaning, we're sprucing up our living spaces and decluttering our minds.

Benefits of a dedicated cleaning challenge

Taking on a structured challenge helps maintain focus, ensuring every corner remains secured.

Why the Laundry Room?

The laundry room is often the least attended room for cleaning, which should be different.

The often-overlooked importance

It's where our clothes - the fabrics that stay close to our skin - get cleaned. Ensuring this space is spotless is imperative for health and hygiene.

Quick facts about laundry room cleanliness

Did you know? Detergent residues and accumulated lint can be a hidden cause of allergies.

Prepping for the Clean

Before diving into cleaning, proper preparation is crucial.

Gathering your cleaning supplies

Ensure you have all necessary products like brushes, cleaners, and bins.

Designating areas for sorting

Keep boxes for items you wish to throw away, items to be stored elsewhere, and things that belong in the laundry room.

Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 3: Laundry Room

It's Day 3, and today's focus is the laundry room!

Top-to-bottom cleaning strategy

Always start from the ceiling, moving down to avoid redoing any areas.

Essential areas to tackle

Remember behind the machines, under the sinks, and the often-ignored lint trap.

Organizing the Laundry Room

A cleaned room needs proper organization for sustained tidiness.

Sorting out detergents and products

Use clear bins or labels for easy identification.

Best practices for space utilization

Consider vertical storage and over-the-door organizers.

Green Cleaning Tips

Environment-friendly cleaning not only ensures your health but also protects our planet.

Environment-friendly products

Look for biodegradable and phosphate-free detergents.

Homemade cleaning solutions

Did you ever try white vinegar and baking soda? They're magic!

Safety First

Safety can't be stressed enough because we often use chemicals in the laundry room.

Ensuring your space is hazard-free

Always check for any spills or leaks.

Proper storage of cleaning agents

Store detergents away from children's reach and preferably in a cool, dry place.

Post-Cleaning Maintenance

A consistent maintenance routine will ensure your laundry room remains spotless.

Daily habits to keep the laundry room spotless

Always clean the lint trap after every use.

Weekly routines to avoid clutter buildup

Dedicate a day to laundry and stick to it.

DIY Laundry Room Upgrades

Elevate the aesthetics of your laundry room without breaking the bank.

Easy, affordable hacks to spruce the room

A fresh coat of paint or adhesive wallpaper can work wonders.

Adding personal touches

Think of adding framed family photos or plants.


Why is my laundry room always messy?

Clutter accumulates when items don't have a designated place. Use organizers and labels.

How often should I deep clean the laundry room?

At least once a season or whenever you feel the need.

What's the best detergent storage solution?

Airtight containers or dispensers are great as they prevent moisture.

How can I make my laundry room more functional?

Think multi-purpose with items like a fold-down ironing board.

Are there any natural cleaning solutions

Absolutely! Vinegar, baking soda, and lemon are some examples.

How can I incorporate green cleaning in the laundry room?

Start by switching to eco-friendly products and reducing water usage.


A clean and organized laundry room can drastically transform your daily laundry routine. Embrace this Spring Cleaning Challenge and witness a positive shift in your household chores