If your laundry room is small, you likely experience everyday frustrations with your poorly optimized space. It never seems like everything will fit and no matter what you do, it always appears cramped and full.
Laundry is one of those chores that many people hate doing—a cramped laundry room that isn’t optimized is only going to make you avoid the task even more. With a well-optimized space that allows for easy accessibility, plenty of storage, and proper organization, you won’t dread your weekly trip to the laundry room.
Add Shelving for Laundry Supplies
If you don’t have a lot of space, one of the best ways to add more storage is by taking it to the walls. Adding shelving above your washer and dryer will help increase the amount of storage space without cutting too far into the room. You can use this space for your laundry supplies, including fabric softeners, detergents, and whatever else you may need.
Depending on how much you have in your laundry room, you may only need to install one or two shelves. If you like to keep backups of your products, you may need more shelves. Or, you may want to consider storing backups in another room to make room for laundry essentials.
Install a Foldable Table on the Wall
It can be a pain to move your laundry out of the laundry room to fold somewhere else. To minimize the amount of time you spend hauling your laundry basket around the house, install a table on your wall that folds out. This will be great for use when you need it but allows it to fold completely out of the way when not in use.
With the use of a folding table, you’ll be able to take care of your laundry right away, preventing it from staying in the basket too long.
Install Space-Saving Storage Solution
If your laundry room has cabinets, you can install a drawer system that will help you utilize the vertical space within your cabinets. Pull-out drawers are a great way to organize your things for better accessibility.
When you have pull-out drawers, you’re able to see all of your things much easier, saving you money as you won’t repurchase things you already have. There are many other storage solutions available to you from Art of Drawers, including:
- Pull-out drawers
- Pull-down cabinets
- Drawer inserts
- Over-door storage
- And more
Use Stackable Storage and Hampers
Stackable storage options are a great way to utilize the vertical space within your laundry room. Whether it’s stackable bins to put your backups in, or stackable baskets to put inside your cabinets, they’re sure to help you maximize your available space.
Stackable hampers are also a great way to maximize your space, as you don’t have to worry about a large rectangular basket taking up floor space. With a thinner vertical basket, you’ll be able to bring it in and out of your laundry room with ease.
Use the Space Between or Beside Your Machines
Washers and dryers don’t always fit perfectly within laundry rooms. Sometimes there’s a bit of space between the washer and the dryer. Or a bit of space between the machines and the walls on either side. You can utilize this space by purchasing small rolling storage carts or storing your ironing board.
Paint the Room a Bright Color
One of the best ways to make a room feel larger is to paint it a bright color. Painting a room a dark color closes it off and makes it feel much smaller. To avoid this, paint your laundry room a bright color. If you don’t want to include too much color in your house, go for a white or off-white.
Create a Pegboard Wall
Pegboard walls are most often used in garages to hang up tools, but that doesn’t have to be the case. You can make a pegboard that looks good in any room, especially the laundry room. You can arrange pegs to hang up various different items, including your ironing board, hampers, and more.
Pegboards are also incredibly easy to make yourself. And you can change them around easily whenever you need to. This makes them an incredibly versatile item to add to your storage solution repertoire.
Hang Items on the Back of Door
There’s no room that doesn’t benefit from over-the-door storage. You may find that your laundry room was designed poorly and doesn’t lend itself to good storage anywhere else. For this, an over-the-door organizer is your best friend. You can choose from shelved organizers or ones with pockets, allowing you to maximize your space and storage capacity.
Contact Art of Drawers for a Customized Laundry Room Storage Solution
If you’re thinking about redesigning your laundry room to improve storage, accessibility, and organization, consider hiring Art of Drawers for your project. We can help you design the perfect storage system, making your laundry room a place that you want to spend time, instead of a place you dread going.