Being organized and productive allows you to save time and money, even when you’re doing the most mundane tasks. One of the principles I teach is storing things where you use them so you don’t spend time searching.
You need a convenient area to keep detergent, bleach and fabric softener in the laundry room that doesn’t create clutter and allows you to see what you have on hand. I recommend stocking a nearby cabinet or shelf with the products you use regularly. If you aren’t able to hang a shelf on the wall, the laundry shelf from Lillian Vernon allows you to keep supplies right on top of the washing machine.
If you have additional detergent in reserve, consider keeping it away from the regular supply in the laundry room, garage or utility cabinet, where you keep extra supplies. Having one place where you store surplus items allows you to monitor inventory and prevents making a last-minute trip for something you’ve run out of.