Updated: Aug 21, 2020
Even if you have the best washer and dryer, navigating a chaotic laundry room can
make doing laundry feel like a hassle. An organized laundry room with the right storage solutions can help you get things done faster and more efficiently. Here are some helpful tips to turn this overlooked and underappreciated space into one of the most organized rooms in your home.
Quick & convenient laundry room installations
A major renovation isn’t required to create an organized and functional laundry room. Try our one of the smart solutions below and you may just find yourself having some good, clean fun in your laundry room.
Wall-mounted drying racks
A wall-mounted drying rack is a must-have piece, especially if you have delicate items or need to hand-wash some of your clothes. To use it, simply pull the drying rack out and hang your clothes to dry. When you’re done with it, all you need to do is fold the rack back towards your wall. A wall-mounted drying rack is a great fixture to consider if you want to maximize the space in your laundry room.
Drop-down folding tables
A drop down folding table is a simple but highly-practical addition to install in your laundry
room. Just like a drying rack, you can prop a drop-down folding table up or down as needed. Rather than having to move back and forth between rooms to find a surface to fold your clothes, this space-saving idea allows you to fold your clothes straight from the dryer.
The back of your door is another great storage spot to consider. Over-the-door organizers make use of the vertical space on your door that’s usually unused. These organizers typically come with a few removable baskets so you can store tools and supplies with ease.
For added storage and comfort, consider pedestal drawers. They sit underneath a washer and dryer to provide plenty of space for items, such as detergent, bleach, softener and cloths. Some pedestals can even store and auto-dispense laundry detergent and fabric softener. Since some manufacturers design their appliances to accommodate pedestal drawers, the measurements and design of the drawers often fit washers and dryers seamlessly.
As well as providing extra storage, pedestal drawers elevate your appliances to a
more comfortable height, raising units from 12 to 16 inches. This makes loading and unloading laundry more accessible and comfortable. Some brands offer pedestal drawers as an add-on, so keep an eye out for these particular units when the next washer and dryer combo sale pops up. Keep in mind that pedestals should only be used for a side-by-side washer and dryer and not a stackable washer and dryer.
Multi-functional storage ideas
There are plenty of simple yet effective storage solutions you can use to organize your laundry room. Even if you have a small laundry room, it’s always possible to change the way you use your space for the better.
Slim rolling carts
If you have space beside or in between your appliances, add a slim rolling cart. Pull the top
handle to roll out the cart to see all of your laundry supplies. On top of making use of unused
space, a rolling cart can provide much-needed storage in a convenient location. Let the good storage roll.
Since your washing machine and dryer offer plenty of magnetic surfaces, why not take advantage of them? A magnetic rack can stick and mount to any metal wall or surface. Using a magnetic rack lets you clear your floors and counters of supplies that might be lingering around. A rack can come with a shelf and a few hooks so you can miscellaneous laundry items within reach.
Clothing hangers are another laundry room staple. Rather than keeping empty hangers in your closet or tucked away in a corner, hang them on shelf brackets. Install the brackets on your wall minus the shelves and place your hangers on them for even more space-saving goodness.
Doing laundry shouldn’t have to feel like a chore. With an organized laundry room and dedicated space for tools and supplies, you can wash away your laundry day woes. To get started on updating your laundry room, explore our wide selection of washers and dryers.