No matter what size your laundry room is, it’s likely that you could use more storage space or at least have storage options that are more efficient and user-friendly for you and your family. However, even if you have plenty of space, like ample cabinets or lots of counter space, a laundry room needs specific types of storage and organization to make it work well and make doing laundry less tedious and time-consuming. Use these ideas to bring a sense of order and calm to your laundry room so even the youngest family member will be able to help on laundry day.
Clear Containers Add Color and Design
You may not think of your laundry room as a place for a pop of color or a lot of design elements, but just by storing the supplies and tools needed for doing laundry in glass jars with tops, you can add a fun and efficient use of space. In addition, by transferring your products to glass containers or jars, you’ll be able to track how much you have and what needs replacing, and you can ditch the large containers they come in.
Store these products in glass containers—and make sure they are child-proof if you have little ones.
- Laundry soap powder
- Laundry soap liquid
- Laundry soap pods
- Hand Wash soap
- Fabric softener
- Scent boosters
- Dryer sheets
Add an Ironing Center
Install an ironing board holder and iron bracket on an open wall to keep them within reach. If your laundry room is small, get an ironing board that you can lay over the top of the washer and dryer instead of a standing style. If you have lots of room, install a pull-down ironing board to eliminate the need for an open and close version.
Don’t forget about the space behind the door or doors in your laundry room. You can hang narrow shelves or attach a drying rack that you can open when you need it in that unused space. Other options for that space include hooks for empty laundry bags or other bags such as grocery bags or paper shopping bags. Make the most of every inch of space.
Install a Retractable Clothesline
Use the airspace above your washer and dryer or elsewhere in your laundry room to install a retractable clothesline for hanging your hand-wash or no-dryer items after you finish your laundry. Once they’re dry, you can put away the clothesline.
Use a Skinny Cart to Fit in Tight Spaces
If cabinet or shelving is lacking in your laundry room—for example, your laundry is in a closet or in a space that is used for other things, such as a playroom, a bathroom, or the kitchen—add a narrow cart that you can stash either between the washer and dryer or to one side if they are stacked. You can store your laundry soap, softener, and other laundry tools and pull out the cart only when needed.
Add a Workbench for Many Uses
If you have the space for a workbench in your laundry room, it’s a great idea to install one. A workbench can be helpful in many ways, including:
- Folding clothes
- Sorting clothes
- In place of an ironing board
- Extra storage when needed
- Laundry basket storage
Use Extra Space for Storing Additional Items
You may have extra storage space in your laundry room that you don’t use—so why not steal that space for storing items from other parts of the home? For example, there’s no reason to store all of your sheets in a small linen closet. Instead, keep sets for your guest room that are rarely used in your laundry room. Other products and household things you can store in the laundry room include:
- Pet food and pet care items
- Beach and pool towels
- Cases of beverages
- Extra supplies of trash bags and paper goods
- Small tools and utility items like picture hangers or removable wall hooks
- Cleaning products and rags
Be sure to store these items in trays, baskets, or containers to keep them organized and easy to find.
Make Sure Everything is Organized with Help from Art of Drawers
If you want to improve storage and organization in your laundry room, consider hiring Art of Drawers for your project. We can help you design the perfect storage system to make your laundry room as functional and beautiful as it can be.