Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be hard.
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Lay a piece of wood across the top of your front-loading washers for an instant countertop.
No more losing socks in the gap between the machines! From here.
Or if you’re super short on storage space, hang up a shower curtain rod above your washer/dryer, and use a shower caddy to store your detergent.
If it's a tension rod, just make sure it's screwed tightly enough that it can support the weight of the detergent bottles. From here.
Designate a bucket for grilling tools, so it’s easy to cart them back and forth to the dishwasher.
You don't have to sink the bucket into your outdoor countertop, but if you wanted to, here's how.
Photo by Raymond Hom. Courtesy of Martha Stewart Living. Copyright © 2011