Organizing Laundry Room

This rolling laundry basket dresser is a great way to organize the laundry room and save yourself a bit of time when doing laundry. You can presort your clothes in the baskets and it can easily be rolled from room to room for picking up the family’s laundry. It’s easy to build and perfectly holds three laundry baskets so you have space for three different loads. Plus, when you’re not rolling it around, the top could be used for additional storage. If you need someplace to organize those baskets full of dirty laundry, this is a great choice.organizing laundry room 11 of 12 A Streamlined Laundry Room Laundry rooms are notorious for being cramped. If you need new inspiration for making over your laundry room, these laundry room ideas will help you save precious space and time. In Kevin Sharkey’s laundry room, he wanted everything necessary to clean and care for his clothing in one place. He put together kits for minor sewing repairs, stain removal, shoe care, and clothing storage, and set them within easy reach on the lowest shelf. A catchall holds loose change, popped buttons, or whatever else is in his pockets. He decants powder detergent; a glass container makes it easier to see when you’re running low than a cardboard box does. Shop the Martha Stewart Living™ storage solutionsorganizing laundry room 21 Of 9 Add a CountertopA butcher-block slab morphs the top of your machines into usable workspace. Plus, pull the cute curtains, and your utility room is suddenly just cozy nook. It’s a clever trick for holiday party season — washing machines aren’t exactly festive.See more at Heather Bullard » Heather Bullard 2 Of 9 Hang Handy BasketsNo room for a shelf? These little caddies are the perfect size for your cleaners, and they can fit on even the bittiest bare wall.See more at Waffling Design » Waffling DesignAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 3 Of 9 Try Tilt-Out Drying RacksIf a standalone version is out of the question (this blogger’s laundry room is in her bathroom), line the walls with racks instead. Hinges help them tuck neatly out of the way when you’re done.See more at Home With Baxter » Home With Baxter 4 Of 9 Float a Shelf Over the MachinesMuch like a sofa table can offer a much-needed spot to rest your coffee, this handy ledge turns the top of your machines into storage – without requiring much extra room at all.See more at Liz Marie » Liz MarieAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 5 Of 9 Go Up (Up, Up!)First of all, this might be the loveliest garage laundry space we’ve ever seen. But it also reminds us to hang shelves and cabinets as high as they will go — no vertical space left behind.See more at The Cavender Diary » The Cavender Diary 6 Of 9 Maximize Narrow SpacesEven the diagonal ceiling in her laundry room didn’t stop this blogger. She took advantage of the awkward nook by hanging lay-flat drying racks that flip up when not in use.See more at Bungalow Chronicles » Bungalow ChroniclesAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 7 Of 9 Sneak in Your ShelvesShelving tends to offer more flexible storage than bulkier bookcases. And anchoring shelves on the side of a laundry closet (instead of bracketing them to the back wall), will allow you to hang the widest ones possible — and claim every inch of empty space.See more at 2 Bees in a Pod » 2 Bees in a Pod 8 Of 9 Squeeze an Ironing Board in the WallMake extra space magically appear by adding a hidden closet in-between wall studs. This one holds a recessed ironing board, so it can alway stow completely (and we mean completely) out of the way.See more at Apartment Therapy » Apartment TherapyAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 9 Of 9 Choose Shelves With Hooks and RodsSouped-up shelves work much harder than their sleek floating cousins. This set has hooks (great for holding lingerie bags as you stuff them) and a rod that makes the teeny space between the machines available for hanging shirts as you press them.See more at Craftaholics Anonymous » Craftaholics Anonymousorganizing laundry room 3Laundry rooms are notorious for being cramped. If you need new inspiration for making over your laundry room, these laundry room ideas will help you save precious space and time. In Kevin Sharkey’s laundry room, he wanted everything necessary to clean and care for his clothing in one place. He put together kits for minor sewing repairs, stain removal, shoe care, and clothing storage, and set them within easy reach on the lowest shelf. A catchall holds loose change, popped buttons, or whatever else is in his pockets. He decants powder detergent; a glass container makes it easier to see when you’re running low than a cardboard box does. Shop the Martha Stewart Living™ storage solutionsorganizing laundry room 4This slide out tower is actually made for the kitchen but we think it would be a wonderful addition to the laundry room. If you have a bit of space between the washer and dryer, you can just slide this right in there. It’s wide enough to hold most cleaning supplies and you can even keep your laundry detergent, stain fighters and dryer sheets on it, too. Instead of piling those things sky high on a shelf, stick them away in that little bit of wasted space between your laundry room appliances. It has casters so it will slide in and out easily and just think of the organizing that you can do with it.organizing laundry room 5Cut down on laundry time with an organized method for presorting clothes. If space is available, add three laundry hampers (we love the idea of color-coding or labeling) for whites, lights and darks. When a hamper gets full, it’s time to run the wash. To keep the system going, have each family member take responsibility for bringing their clothes to the laundry room.organizing laundry room 68 of 12 Tight-Space Laundry In the compact laundry workstation and storage area of a small bathroom, the stacked European-style washer-dryer set economizes space. A shelf between units pulls out for folding items fresh from the dryer, then slides out of sight. A matchstick shade lowers all the way to the floor, gracefully hiding the utility area when guests are expected. Video: How to Maximize Space in Your Laundry Roomorganizing laundry room 7If you don’t yet have pedestals under your washer and dryer, now is the time to get them. And, you don’t have to pay a small fortune for them, either. You can actually build them yourself. Pedestals are great for storing all sorts of things in the laundry room. You can either build them with drawers or make it a bite easier on yourself and just leave them open. You can keep baskets of laundry or baskets of cleaning and laundry supplies in the cubbies. These are so easy to make and utilize space that you normally wouldn’t think of which is key in keeping things organized.organizing laundry room 827. Managing laundry for a big household? Build a laundry sorter to hold everyone’s basket. View this image › hoosierhomemade.com There are many different ways to use one of these, and it all depends on your home and what works for you. If you’re washing laundry for someone else, you could put their clean clothes in their basket when you’re done, and they can come pick it up and take it back to their closet. Learn how to build this one here. ID: 6189301organizing laundry room 927. Managing laundry for a big household? Build a laundry sorter to hold everyone’s basket. View this image › hoosierhomemade.com There are many different ways to use one of these, and it all depends on your home and what works for you. If you’re washing laundry for someone else, you could put their clean clothes in their basket when you’re done, and they can come pick it up and take it back to their closet. Learn how to build this one here.organizing laundry room 10The laundry room is often the most unorganized room in the house. There is after all, so much stuff that has to be piled in there and so many products that you have to store. If your laundry room looks like a disaster area, we have a great collection of 30 ways to organize it.organizing laundry room 11Laundry rooms can often become a catchall for shoes, coats, backpacks, mail and anything else that can quickly get dropped off at the door. But these “chore rooms” don’t have to be merely industrial spaces; they can be just as clean, organized and designer-worthy as every other room in the house. Follow these six tips to keep your laundry room organized once and for all &#151 we promise!organizing laundry room 12The too-small laundry room often suffers from a serious lack of hanging space, resulting in clothes draped over the dryer, cabinets and doors. Vertical space is often the most overlooked area in these rooms. Install a retractable clothesline or buy an inexpensive freestanding drying rack to reclaim some much-needed space in the laundry room. Imagine, counter space that’s actually used to fold clothes.organizing laundry room 133 of 12 Laundry-Room Drying Bar Cotton button-down shirts, which have a tendency to shrink, are best removed from the dryer while slightly damp, then air-dried. Unlike a drying rack, which holds a few shirts at most, a bath-towel holder mounted on the underside of a laundry-room shelf makes a good spot for a row of shirts on hangers. The bar can also be helpful when you’re ironing; hang pressed shirts as you work. Photography: Steven McDonald

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