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Getting the Most From Your Laundry Room Organization

By Edited Aug 31, 2015 1 0

The laundry room is one of the busiest rooms within your home. If it's not dirty clothes piling up, it's cleaning supplies, the ironing board and probably a dozen more pieces and things you don't sure what to do with.

Luckily, there are lots of options for getting the most from your laundry room organization. And once you're organized, you find that even the smallest of rooms can be a dream to work in.

First thing you should do is take a close look at your laundry room and determine what works and doesn't work already. Here are a few things to think about:

  1. Do you already have laundry room cabinets and shelves?
  2. Do they work the best way you lacking space essential storage space.
  3. Do you've room to sort and fold laundry?
  4. Does your laundry room have to serve another purpose, like pantry or craft area?

Now that you have taken a tough look at your room and know what you want, let us look at your laundry room storage options.

Add Laundry Room Cabinetry and Shelving

If you don't have any cabinets and shelves within your laundry room, then do think about adding some. You can purchase ready-made cabinets at your nearby home improvement store or use furniture-style pieces like small armoires or utility storage cabinets. And there are a variety of shelving styles to choose – from utilitarian wire-types to well-crafted wood.

Cabinets and shelves are usually the workhorses for your laundry room organization, but all too often they're crammed filled with stuff which has nothing to do with keeping the clothes clean. Fortunately, there a surplus of options to keep your laundry room cabinetry and shelves organized. Think outside "box" and use attractive storage pieces that you would use in another room. Also think about using the front of your cabinet doors for storage with specialized pieces.

  • Baskets
  • Plastic storage containers
  • Hooks
  • Lazy Susan
  • Jars and Dishes
  • Racks
  • Storage boxes

More Laundry Room Organization Ideas

Many new washers and dryers today come with storage units already available. Most of these units are made to hold the washer and dryer, creating storage drawers underneath. That makes plenty of room for supplies, as well as raises up the units to a nice workable space. an additional option is to add a laundry caddy between your washer and dryer. These little units are usually about 8-inches wide and fit snuggly between the washer and dryer and can hold loads of supplies.

If you need counter space then you have a couple of options. First, if you have front-loading washer and dryers, add a counter above the units. You can build it in or do something like adding bookshelf units on either side of your washer and dryer to hold the counter (and obtain more space for storing in accomplishing this).

One more choice is to add a folding workstation if you have the wall space. When you need to use it, it folds out into a ready-to-use tabletop and folds away and frees up valuable floor space. Foldaway accessories are perfect to your laundry room organization. Look for items like foldaway from hooks and hampers to foldaway ironing boards to all-in-one laundry organizing systems.

Getting the most from your laundry room organization is simple. First decide what you would like and want, find out what's available in laundry room storage and then put it all into place.

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