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Martha Stewart's laundry room tips

Published 9:50 AM ET, Fri January 17, 2014
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Lightweight baskets are great for transporting folded laundry to the appropriate closets or rooms. MATTHEW WILLIAMS/MARTHA STEWART LIVING
Make your laundry room work harder. Versatile wall shelves, re-purposed counter space, and assigned spots for frequently used tools enhance the usefulness of a small space. MATTHEW WILLIAMS/MARTHA STEWART LIVING
A row of Shaker-style pegs can store necessary tools like brushes and dustpans -- accessibility and visibility make sense when it comes to cleaning and washing. MATTHEW WILLIAMS/MARTHA STEWART LIVING
Replace bulky boxes of laundry detergent and stain-treatment materials, such as baking soda and cotton balls, with refillable clear containers. MATTHEW WILLIAMS/MARTHA STEWART LIVING
Keep different thread colors and sewing needles on hand so you can tackle a variety of jobs. Any tears should be repaired before washing a garment.
Add organic essential oils to unscented dryer sheets as an alternative to buying pre-scented versions. Personally, I love every thing unscented.
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Pour solvents and cleaners into clearly labeled bottles, and corral them with the necessary application tools in a tray near the stain guide.
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