When life throws you a laundry room, you must do what it takes to make that space look as good as new. This quick guide will show you how.

Quick tips for a cleaner laundry room:

-Hide electrical cords with a charging station. Use this to charge your electronics, cordless tools, and phone! It’s also easy to hang different pictures using wire or zip ties for a perfect touch of personality in the space or fix something that doesn’t quite work right! Plus, almost all charging stations have two outlets, so someone can join your party and charge their device.

-Dry your clothes faster using a portable vent. In many homes, the laundry room doesn’t have an exhaust fan or vent, and it’s the perfect place for mold and mildew to grow on clothes that take too long to dry. Portable vents are inexpensive and easy to install! Just plug it into an outlet, and then you can put it on top of the machine while it’s running, so your clothes dry faster.

-Hang seasonal items in your laundry room. Use this area to display your favorite quilts, fun towels, or other holiday decorations. Keep them displayed here all year long!

-Improve ventilation with a window cover. If you don’t have an exhaust fan in your laundry room, you can still enjoy a little more ventilation by covering your window and letting some light in. In many homes, the laundry room is pretty dark, with just one or two windows. Adding a cover allows natural light to shine in the room, and it also adds computer or lighting options during the day if you want to use the area for any projects. Plus, window covers are pretty simple to install.

-Use baskets for extra storage. It’s easy to pile things up in a laundry room but adding baskets allows you to keep things organized and out of sight.