Laundry day can be rough, especially when there’s clutter. Clean up your laundry routine with our 7 organization tips to take your laundry room to the next level.
Sort & Shelve
Make the most of your wall space by installing open shelves for sorting and storage or by fully utilizing any current shelving you may have. Help prevent clutter or mess by sorting any items you use regularly into baskets or jars. If you have pets or children in your home, creating this elevated storage space is especially important for guaranteeing they don’t accidentally ingest any cleaning products.
After you’ve sorted all your laundry supplies, you might be surprised at how many items you actually have. As you adjust to the new set-up, you may find it’s easy to lose track of things. Consider labeling your baskets, jars, or shelves for an easy visualization of all your items and to give your laundry room an overall tidy look. Chalkboard labels are a great place to start for easy changes when you want to switch things up!
Decant Your Detergent
Use glass jars or containers to store your laundry detergent, and create a separate soap station to help keep your space looking pretty while also functional. Make sure you choose the right kind of container for the type of detergent you’re using. For powdered detergent, jars with a scooping tool are the way to go, but you might want to consider a container with a spout for easy liquid pouring.
Give Your Dirty Clothes Basket a Makeover
If you have base cabinets tall enough to accommodate your hampers, take your laundry baskets and pop them inside to open up extra floor space while washing. Plus, it helps hide any dirty laundry that’s still on your to-do list! While this organization tip is heavier on the aesthetic side, having a visually organized laundry room has been proven to help boost your productivity as well.
If you’re feeling up for a bigger home project, consider installing a tilt-out closet hamper for better accessibility and a cleaner look. For a quicker fix with the same effect, purchase a cabinet-style hamper to easily disguise this laundry room essential.
Upgrade Your Ironing Board
Don’t let having a small space deter you from achieving the laundry room of your dreams. Finding storage room for ironing boards can be tough, and constantly folding and unfolding them when you need it can be a hassle. Wall mounted ironing boards help make ironing accessible and compact by combining the storage and usage stages into one!
If installing something of that scale isn't in your budget, opt for an ironing board that hangs on the back of your door as a cheaper option with the same benefits.
Designate a Folding Station
Once you’ve run your dirty clothes through their washer and dryer cycles, reconsider throwing them into a basket to be folded later. Designate some counter space as your folding station. If you don’t have any, consider adding DIY counter space over your appliances. This allows you to fold and sort all your laundry right out of the dryer and helps prevent that folding procrastination everyone is all too familiar with.
Hang It Out To Dry
Stop hanging your delicates on makeshift hooks while they air dry. Whether you’re working with a large space in your laundry room or a more limited area, make the most of it by using every inch of space available. For a quick and easy solution, install tension rods to your ceiling for air-drying that doesn’t take up unnecessary room. This alternative works the same as your old school drying rack while using less space and giving your laundry room a modern look.
Now that you’ve upgraded to a clutter-free space with these laundry room organization tips, make sure to avoid these common laundry fails on wash day.