Even if your laundry room is tiny, you can still get the most functionality out of the space by changing how you store stuff there. These clever organizational tips will help you get the best room possible and make it more inviting when you’re in there folding fresh laundry too. You might look forward to being there after making these changes!
Store the Ironing Board Behind the Door
Do you have an over-the-door hook for robes in the bedroom? If so, you might want to move it to the laundry room instead or get another of those handy hooks that go over the back of the door.
If you’re tired of figuring out where to put the laundry board, simply fold up the legs and hang it behind the door on a hook. Easy! Then it’s out of the way while still being easy to reach when you want it in the morning.
Hide the Washer and Dryer
If you don’t want to look at the appliances, then why not hide them behind a pretty curtain? This one is a clever storage hack because you can store items behind the curtain that you don’t want in plain sight when guests are over, such as a pile of dirty clothes.
If you have problems with your washing machine, don’t put off fixing it as it could leak water and ruin your floors or not properly clean your clothes. Common washing machine problems are filling and draining issues. Get the appliances working their best so you can enjoy the room fully.
Hang a Drying Rack Between Cabinets
If you don’t already have a place to hang wet clothes that are too delicate to go into the dryer, then create a space to do so. “How?” you say, “my laundry room is tiny!”
In this case, use the open space between two above-the-sink cabinets by putting an extendable shower rod between them. Keep hangers on the rod, and then when you’re ready to hang a shirt or dress, everything is all ready to go. You just created as drying rack out of wall space!
Baskets and More Baskets
If you feel like the laundry soap, toilet paper, and other items look cluttered in the small space, that feeling of anxiousness can make you unhappy with the room very quickly. If that’s the case, then conceal the stuff in baskets.
After all, clutter can cause stress, and the home is supposed to be a peaceful place to retreat. Now is the time to organize the space.
Choose ones that match to add uniformity to your shelves. If you don’t have shelves, bring in a side table from another room in the house to put the baskets on.
When your laundry room is at its best, you might feel like you can take on other organizational projects around the house next. If so, plan what you want to do and budget for it, so you don’t overspend. This living space is yours, and you deserve to be happy in it. Happy organizing!