If you’ve been struggling with limited space in your laundry room, you’ll understand the woes of trying to keep it tidy. The smaller the space, the quicker it becomes cluttered — it’s just simple logistics.
But, there are a few simple hacks to help keep your laundry room looking somewhat clutter-free and organized. This blog has you covered…
Top Tips to Keep Your Laundry Room Organized
When it comes to small spaces, the key to keeping it tidy is organization. That’s why a well-thought-out laundry set up is important when trying to keep this area of your home from looking like a disaster zone. Another important tip is to use every bit of available space you can. Just because the area is small, doesn’t mean you can’t be innovative.
With just a little creativity and a few simple, yet smart, storage hacks you can keep your laundry in tip-top shape:
1. Use Your Walls For Storage
Your laundry has four free walls that can be turned into an opportunity for storage, so use them. Get yourself a hanging wire rack with individual compartments. All you need is two small screws and you have storage space for all laundry necessities: laundry detergent, pegs, laundry soap, scourers, etc.
2. Look to Your Ceiling For Drying Space
Another opportunity for space is the ceiling above your head. This is a great place to hang a custom-made drying rack for all clothes that belong on hangers. You can even use an old ladder and attach some short chains to the legs, then suspend it from the ceiling.
This is also a good idea if you choose to hand-wash some of your clothing or have a number of delicate items you don’t want to put in the dryer.
3. Turn Empty Corners into Shelving Space
Empty, unused corners of your laundry room are a prime spot to create much-needed storage space. With so many corner shelving options on the market today, you can take your pick. Corner shelves are another great spot for storing laundry essentials i.e. detergent, cleaning supplies, and smaller items.
4. Store Your Laundry Supplies Neatly
So you may have created space with corner shelving, but this doesn’t necessarily solve the clutter issue. A great way to keeping your supplies organized and in-place is with baskets and storage containers.
In fact, this is a great way to inject a little vintage character and color to your laundry room. You could incorporate old apothecary jars, vases, or candy jars as storage containers. Or, if you prefer more of a cohesive look, opt for wicker baskets or air-tight storage containers in the same size and shape.
5. Designate a Specific Folding Area
If there is one thing that creates chaos in a small laundry, it’s cleaned, unfolded clothes. If your family is on the larger side, or even if it’s not, designate a folding station in your laundry. This helps to keep clean, unfolded laundry separate and reminds you that folding needs to be done!
Mount a small piece of counter to your wall so that it can be folded out as and when needed. When you’re done, the counter can be folded down and tucked away — giving you all-the-more reason to do your folding in a timely manner.
6. Invest in a Set of Pedestal Drawers
A pedestal drawer is a simple yet super effective way to create additional storage space. They fit perfectly underneath your washer and dryer unit with most washer/dryer models offering this additional add-on.
Another benefit of pedestal drawers is that they elevate your washer/dryer, making them easier to access. Go for drawers with sectioned storage areas for even more space. Store laundry essentials such as dryer sheets, laundry supplies, or even spare sheets, bath towels, and bedding.
If you’re in the market to purchase a new washer/dryer, make sure to ask about this pedestal option. If it’s not available, the manufacturer may offer the option.
7. Maximize Every Bit of Free, Awkward Space
Do you know that small, awkward gap between your washer/dryer and the counter? Even that small space can be utilized. You can fill up this area with a slim, rolling laundry cart that fits between your machines or the machine and the counter.
You can have these custom made with shelving and fitted with a slim pull-out handle so that the cart easily slips back into place.
8. Use Your Laundry Room Door
Even the back of your laundry room door can be used as an opportunity for storage or hanging space. This includes the inside of cabinet doors, too. You could mount a few hanging hooks or an over-the-door shoe storage rack for small supplies.
Ideally, you should look for storage solutions designed for closets, then try to adapt them to the back of your laundry room door.
9. Double the Space Inside Your Cabinets
If your laundry room is blessed with already fitted cabinets, then it’s important that you maximize this space, too. You can literally double the space inside these cabinets with pull-out drawers or over-the-door hanging baskets.
All-too-often, cabinet shelving space is under-used. Essentially, you could divide the space on each shelf by adding two pull-out baskets, which doubles your storage space.
Or, you could remove the shelf altogether and replace it with a pull-out wire basket of its own. You could even remove all the shelves completely, hang a rail, and convert the cabinet into a hanging/drying area.
Looking For Custom Closet Creation For Your Laundry?
At Armadi Closets we understand that space is a major priority in laundry rooms – no matter the size of your family. If you’re looking for custom-designed and built closets and cabinets, we cater to all your storage needs.
Take a look at our laundry room storage solutions for a better idea of how we can help you.