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What are the Best Tips for Laundry Room Storage?

Dan Cavallari
Dan Cavallari

Many laundry rooms are quite small, meaning one must take steps to make laundry room storage more effective in less space. The best tip for making laundry room storage more effective is to first determine what needs to be in the space and what doesn't; this step will reduce clutter and free up valuable storage space. Once the space has been cleaned out, it is time to maximize available room by considering hanging organizers, shelf and cabinet organizers, and rods for hanging clothing for drying or ironing purposes. A fold-down table is another great laundry room storage idea that will allow more room when not in use and a handy workspace when folded down.

Ironing boards and irons are perhaps the most common laundry room accessories aside from the washer and dryer, and storing these items can be difficult if the room is short on space. A hanging laundry room storage organizer is a great solution to the problem. Such an organizer can be screwed right into the wall and will allow the homeowner to hang the ironing board against the wall. The organizer will feature a slot specially designed to hold the iron, and many organizers feature additional slots for a broom or mop.

Laundry detergent.
Laundry detergent.

Consider the layout of the laundry room before doing any organizing. It is sometimes best to have a laundry room system in place that makes logical sense for the amount of room. This plan will dictate where the washer and dryer will be positioned to maximize available space as well as easy access. Temporary shelves can be purchased and placed next to the washer and dryer to store detergents and other chemicals for cleaning clothes. Laundry baskets can be slid underneath the shelves on the ground for quick and easy access. Think about how objects in the room can be moved to maximize space without impeding regular use.

Laundry baskets help organize dirty laundry.
Laundry baskets help organize dirty laundry.

If the laundry room storage space is extremely limited, consider modular shelves and bins. These bins can be moved quickly and easily, and they can often be stacked in a corner of the room while still allowing easy access to the contents. Think about hanging a rod above the washer and dryer for clothes to hang when they need to be drip dried rather than tumble dried. Finally, if a workspace is needed, consider placing a small tabletop on hinges connected to the wall; the table can be swung downward for use, and upward for storage.

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      Laundry detergent.
    • Laundry baskets help organize dirty laundry.
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      Laundry baskets help organize dirty laundry.
    • Laundry room storage should have room for supplies such as bleach.
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      Laundry room storage should have room for supplies such as bleach.