We know the drill: You walk into your laundry room and cringe at the piles of dirty laundry and the clutter of cleaning supplies that land there because they have nowhere else to go. While we can’t help you with your piles of laundry — sorry, you’re going to have to do those yourself — we can suggest some simple organizers to transform your laundry room war zone into a well organized work space.
If your laundry room is modest in size and your ironing board and supplies are always getting in the way, invest in a wall-mounted ironing center complete with ironing board, iron storage and hooks. We love the 42-inch non-electric board by Iron-A-Way, complete with a door to tidily stow away your supplies after you’re done. Pick it up online from Stacks and Stacks for $245.00.
The space between
You have to make the most of every inch of space in your laundry room, and that includes the eight or nine inches between your washer and dryer. Pick up this four-drawer wicker storage system from Taylor Gifts for $50.00. Keep dryer sheets and clothespins in the smaller drawers, and cleaning supplies and detergent in the taller drawers at the bottom.
The key to a tidy laundry room using vertical space efficiently. A wall organizing system that allows you to hang up your mops, brooms and laundry bags will help keep your floors clutter-free. A system that includes a hanging rod and shelves, such as the EZ Wall Organizer sold by Stacks and Stacks for $175.00, provides extra storage for the odds and ends that end up in the laundry room.
Hangers are unwieldy. They get caught on one another, twist around and take up more space than necessary. Address the hanger situation in your household with this nickel-plated steel hanger holder from The Container Store (just $15.00), which can be mounted to the wall or left freestanding for easy hanger storage.
Divide & conquer
Nothing will improve your laundry washing experience more than a rolling hamper with separate areas for whites, darks, reds and delicates. We love this deluxe quad laundry sorter from Get Organized, offered for $60.00. Each laundry bag is removable and easy to carry individually, allowing you to put one in your closet, bathroom or childrens’ bedrooms. Also, the mesh sides and bottoms of each bag allow it to breathe and prevent it from storing odors.
More organization tips for your laundry room
Watch this video for tips on laundry room organization.