I used to procrastinate when the time to do laundry used to come nearer. There’s just so much to do within such limited space. Washing, drying, ironing, and taking special care of delicate clothes.
Getting your laundry room organized and in shape is a challenging task but not an impossible one. I got happy to do my laundry on time when I started keeping the room organized.
Play some music on your mobile phone. Get started with outlining your laundry room organization plan on a pen-paper. Apply some creative techniques to be free from the tension of doing laundry. Here are a few tricks to make you a proactive person like me.
22 Laundry Room Organization Hacks
1. Hang wall storage for organizing your laundry supplies
A hanging wire storage rack on the wall can be your best companion for storing powder detergent containers, fabric softener bottles, baby fabric wash bottles, etc.
It is perfect for a small laundry room. Also, it gives you good accessibility.
2. Add shelving to the corners
Use every corner of the room to store your things. Attach the shelves on the wall and keep anything you like. You can also put some baskets on them to keep your dirty undergarments.
3. Have a drying rack in one corner of the room
Having a drying rack is good for your delicate clothes, which you like to hand wash and not put in a dryer. You can also hang your clothes after pressing them and keep them there to be folded later.
You can either use a foldable drying rack or hang one from the ceiling to utilize that space as well. You can hang your long clothes from this ladder-like ceiling drying rack with the help of some hanger.
4. Make use of old furniture for storing
If you have an old unused bookshelf left in your garage that can fit perfectly in the laundry room, then don’t hesitate to make use of it. You can repaint it to match with your laundry room.
Similarly, a side table in your bedroom, a small cabinet in your living room that you wish to replace but don’t want to through it out, you can put it in your laundry room to give it a new purpose to serve.
5. Add a holding or folding station
Mount a small piece of counter that can be folded down and back up when it is not in use. Place it beside your washing machine and dryer.
The folding up and down trick can save you some walking space in your laundry room. The functions of this station are- a holding counter for your laundry basket and a folding station for after wash service.
6. Place your washer and dryer side by side
Leave no gap between your washer and dryer to make use of your laundry room space fully. Also, you won’t face any difficulty in transferring your clothes from the washer to the dryer.
7. Keep separate baskets for your clothes
Use separate baskets to keep your white cloths, colorful clothes, baby clothes, socks, and undergarments separately. In this way, you won’t have any color mess up.
8. Use clothespin to label the baskets
Dollar store baskets are great for organizing clothes in your laundry room. But things can get messy again quickly if it’s not clear what to put where. To solve this, install labels with a clothespin on the basket.
9. Place your ironing board standing upright in one corner
I prefer to iron my clothes right after they are dried. If you have a small laundry room, then keeping your ironing board open will take a lot of space. That’s why I prefer to fold it away in one corner.
10. Make use of your laundry rooms door
You can use an over the door shoe storage rack or a closet rack on the back of your laundry rooms door to store your small supplies.
11. Use hooks on the wall
Placing hooks is the simplest solution in your laundry room organization process. You can hang anything such as- damp towel, a sock maybe if you cant find its pair or your cleaning brushes.
12. Add pullout racks in your cabinet
Using pullout racks in your cabinet will help you to keep things organized and identify all the stuff that you’ve kept in there easily.
13. Hang a small whiteboard
Hang a whiteboard in your laundry room to take notes on your laundry routine. You can also write down about different temperatures to follow while ironing different materials of clothes.
14. Use magnetic cups to hold your marker and duster
Never forget where you’ve stored your marker and duster if you use a magnetic cup to hold them.
15. Use laundry guard to the rescue
Use laundry guard to save your things or small clothes from falling behind and forgotten. Now you remember where the other pair of your favorite sock went?
16. Swap your laundry supplies from bulky box to small jars
Use medium-sized jars to keep your laundry supplies because they are more manageable than bulky supply boxes.
17. Don’t forget to label your supply jars
After transferring your laundry supplies into jars, you must label them to use them with ease and not get confused.
18. Use a slim rolling cart to fill the gap
Between your machines and sink, there’s a little dead space that you don’t use. But leave no space unutilized.
Fill in the gap with a slim rolling cart where you can keep your cleaning supplies and reach them easily.
19. Hang a lint holder
You can use a mail-box on the wall to be used as a lint holder. In this way, you can save some floor space from allowing a traditional trash can.
You can use the lint later to start an outside fire.
20. Hang your broom and mop
Don’t have enough gap space on top of your broom or mop to hang them by hooks? Add a zip tie loop to hang them from regular sized hooks.
21. Keep a change jar
Always check the pockets of your pants before putting them in the washer. You’ll find some changes much time. So keep a change jar in your laundry room to store them.
22. Hang a laundry guide
It gets hard to keep track of which clothes need what treatment, and a printed guide on your wall can help you with the correct information.
These laundry room organization hacks can make you an efficient worker than ever before. These surely have helped me a lot.
So, start enjoying your time in the organized laundry room and Let me know if doing laundry has become less tiring to you after following these hacks.