6 Tips to Organize a Small Laundry Room
The laundry room is not anyone’s favorite place, but sometimes the laundry “room” is nothing more than a closet, with limited space for necessities like detergent. How do you make the most of your laundry room, regardless of size? These tips will transform a cramped space into something that will make laundry a little more bearable.
Not every laundry area has the luxury of a separate room or even a closet door. Curtains can change an entire space and help you feel more organized. This is especially important if your washer and dryer unit share space with the kitchen or other common living area. A curtain can brighten up a room, too, and is easily installed with a tension rod.
Hanging Dryer Rack
Have you ever thought about using the ceiling? Standing drying racks are handy, but if there’s no floor space, the only way to go is up. You can easily install a hanging drying rack that can hold clothes that can’t go in the dryer or have been recently pressed. There is no better way to take advantage of space!
Although it’s not as inventive as a ceiling dryer rack, you never want to ignore the wall and corner spaces in the laundry area. Shelving or baskets can be installed to offer more space to store laundry detergent and other must-haves.
Baskets and containers
Not every laundry area will be capable of supporting an entire book case, but small baskets and storage containers can be just what you need to use for organized storage.
You might have to get creative if you have top-loading machines and a very small space, but if you have a front-loading washer and dryer, adding shelving over them can be an ingenious way to increase your storage and organization. You can install a countertop over both units, or a smaller shelf over the top to create space that you wouldn’t have considered.
This is an interesting tip to utilize wall space, especially if you don’t have the capacity for shelving. A pegboard can serve as storage for tools and small baskets so that you have everything you need in reach.
We can’t do anything about laundry being one of the most dreaded chores, but by taking advantage of the space you have and converting it so that it fits your needs, you’ll have a unique space that minimizes stress. No more laundry detergent spread over the shelves or wondering where the dryer sheets went! The laundry room doesn’t have to be a mess, and these tips will help keep this area tidy.