Why is laundry room organization such a critical part of homemaking? The laundry room can be a delightfully pleasant space if it is neatly organized or a place that you dread when no order is established. The laundry room has a tough job to do and if you’re not careful, it can become a chaotic dumping ground. With a few tricks, you can make your neat laundry room as lovely and creative as you like. But first, you need to design an organized laundry room that will work for you.
Since we all spend too much time doing laundry, finding ways to make it more enjoyable just makes sense. An organized and clean laundry room is a happy laundry room. This easy-to-make DIY laundry bag is a simple way to organize a laundry room on a budget.
How to Create Laundry Room Organization
While laundry is a dreaded chore for many people, it is an inevitable task. The laundry room is where most of our cleaning occurs so you’ll spend at a few hours there every week. Organizing your laundry room is critical to making your laundry room as functional as possible. An organized laundry room:
- Uses space more efficiently and makes everything look neat and orderly.
- Makes it easy to find items
- Saves time when you know exactly where to find what you are looking for
- Organizing with repurposed items is an original and money-saving way to create a functional space for your laundry tasks
How to for The Laundry Room
Check out these inspiring ideas for getting the most from you laundry room with these practical laundry room tips that you can readily use.
Install a Wall-mounted Drying Rack
For delicate clothing, a drying rack can help them dry faster while preserving delicate fabrics. A wall-mounted drying rack is a great small laundry room idea and solution, since it doesn’t take up precious floor space. An accordion style wall-mounted drying rack can be pushed out of the way when it’s not in use.
Use a Clothes Rod for Hanging Clothes
Save time ironing unnecessarily wrinkled cloths by hanging them up immediately as they come out of the dryer. Have a space to hang clothes in your laundry room also makes it easier to sort clothes so you can put them away more efficiently. It’s a simple way to keep your laundry room well-organized. There are collapsible clothes rods that fold away when it’s not in use.
A Wall Mounted Laundry Cabinet
The wall space above the washer and dryer can be put to great use by installing a laundry cabinet. A utility wall cabinet provides laundry room organization and extra storage for detergents, soap, and other supplies. Before you put up a wall cabinet, make sure there will be enough clearance when you open the lid of the washer and the doors of the cabinets. The cabinet should be easily accessible when you are standing in front of the washer and dryer, ideally at your eye level. Consider the depth of your cabinet and the washer and dryer because it can be challenging to reach items in the back of the cabinet or on any of the upper shelves.
If you don’t have the space of a wall cabinet, adding shelves can create extra storage for lighter items, pet food, detergents, and laundry supplies. A shelf over the washer and dryer is the obvious solution, but shelves are available in a greater range of sizes so that they may fit into smaller or awkward spaces better. There are also many customizable shelving options that you can choose to fit your storage needs.
Use the Space Between Your Washer and Dryer
Don’t overlook potentially useful space in your laundry room. The space in between a dryer and washer and be easily transformed into valuable storage space ideal for bottles and boxes. Stash them in a rolling cart designed for the space between the machines and only retrieve them when you need. There are also narrow laundry hampers designed for that otherwise unused space.
Use Clear Containers to Store Laundry Supplies
Clear containers and bins make it easy to stay organized because you can immediately see what you need and where to put items back. They’re easy to clean, which is critical in the laundry room. In additional to being functional, clear containers can create a lovely, fresh look for your laundry room. Clear containers come in glass, acrylic and plastic. They are also available as jars or as bins. The clear organizing options are endless.
- Glass Jar with Lid
- Penny Candy Glass Jar with Lid
- Clear Plastic Jar with Lid
- Acrylic Bin with Handles
- Clear Plastic Trays
Labels help keep you organized by making it easy to find items you need and to know exactly where items go when you put them away. Labels also help family member be more independent and help in putting items away when they belong. In addition to being useful, labels can make an organized laundry room pretty, too. There’s an huge variety of labels available, so you can find exactly what you want. Some popular styles of labels are:
Have a Dedicated Folding Surface
A folding surface for clean clothes makes laundry day so much easier since you can fold clothes as soon as they come out of the dryer. The folding surface gives you flexibility to sort or store other items, too. Having a folding surface doesn’t have to be a luxury. You can find many simple tutorials to make your DIY laundry folding surface.
Often overlooked, lighting is an essential aspect of your laundry room. Your choice of lighting fixture heavily influences the appeal and coziness of the room. Proper lighting is necessary to keep your laundry room bright, cheerful and functional.
Include a Chalkboard
A functional and well-organized laundry room can be more personal by adding a chalkboard. A chalkboard can be a fun way to stay organized with reminders or keep track of whose turn it is to do the wash. A laundry guide can also be included avoid cleaning mishaps. A chalkboard is an opportunity for expressing your creativity and personality – have fun with it.
While it may not be the largest room in your home, laundry room organization has a big impact on your entire home and family. Whether you have a tiny laundry closet or a large spacious room, these tips will help you make the most of the space and make it work well for you.
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I’m a mom of 3, a veteran and military spouse. I’ve moved into 20+ homes all around the world. My passion is helping busy people make the space and time for what’s really important to them.