Six Small Ways to Make Big Steps Towards an Organized Laundry Room

The laundry room may not be the most glamorous room in your home, but it certainly is an essential one. You spend hours and hours in this room caring for your clothes, so why not make it functional, beautiful and organized? Here are six tips to help you get this small-but-mighty space organized and in tip-top shape!

Make a Plan
Before you start working on this important space, first get your ideas in order. Make a list of ways you use your laundry room. Do you store dirty clothes? Dry cleaning? Do you keep household items in your cabinets like batteries, light bulbs, and cleaning supplies? Pull everything out and decide what will and will not be stored in this room. 

Get it sorted out
If you don’t have a good system for sorting clothes before washing, consider purchasing hampers or a laundry system like this one.

Make the trade

Create a uniform space by swapping bulky detergent packaging for canisters or clear containers. If you use pods and can keep them out of reach of little ones, we suggest decanting them into these glass jars. They’re lovely and come in many sizes, and you can use them for powdered detergents and fabric softeners, too! Even liquid detergents can be decanted into clear pump bottles. Not only will this be aesthetically pleasing, you’ll be able to see when you’re running low.

Get lazy

One of our favorite products for laundry rooms are lazy susans. They come in a variety of sizes and forms, but all serve the same purpose—they make perfect homes for sprays and spot removers. They fit in both cabinets and on shelves, so they are super versatile and will work in just about every home!

Every inch matters
Be sure to maximize every square inch of this multi-functional but small room. Mounted drying racks and ironing boards can live on walls, and Elfa door systems can be used to store what doesn’t fit in cabinets. Even the space between the washer and dryer can be utilized with a skinny rolling storage cart. And don’t forget the simple and easy Command mop and broom hooks that easily pop on walls and doors. There are so many unique storage options available for tight spaces.

Make it cute
Once you’ve got your dirty clothes, detergents and sprays corralled, give everything else a home. We suggest using baskets if you have open shelving, or clear bins if you have cabinets. Both can be labeled and are perfect for light bulbs, household repair items and sewing kits. If you store batteries in this room, swap out your messy battery bin for a battery organizer. Next time you need one, you’ll be glad you did!

We spend so much time in the laundry room, it’s worth giving it some love to make it both pretty and purposeful. If you don’t have time to get yours in order though, reach out! Most can be spruced up in a day with a small team, and we’d love to help!

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