Have an easier time doing the laundry with these ideas for laundry room storage!
Laundry may not be your favorite chore in the house, but you can’t deny that it is among the necessary ones. It has to get done!
Now laundry doesn’t have to feel like a drudgery every time. One way to do it is to put decors that will motivate you to wash clothes.
Another is to keep the laundry area organized and free from clutter. Seeing a messy laundry room just adds unnecessary stress, especially when dirty clothes have already piled up, and you need to spend almost a whole day washing!
Hence, to help you achieve a clutter-free laundry room, here are 20 ideas for laundry room storage that will definitely help, especially when you are a very busy homemaker.
1. Use wicker baskets.
Wicker baskets are not only a functional storage solution. They can be very decorative as well.
Through these baskets, you can hide everything and anything, so you get to keep all the colorful packages and products out of sight. This will make your laundry room look neater and more beautiful!
2. Use mason jar dispenser for liquids.
There are lots of liquids involved during laundry. There’s the detergent, fabric conditioner, soap – you get the idea!
Put these liquids in mason jar dispensers. Then label them. This way, everything will be displayed beautifully and neatly compared to having different colored bottles of different sizes in a row.
3. Have some wide mouth jars for powders and beads.
For laundry products that come in powder or bead form, keep them in wide-mouth transparent jars. Label them clearly too.
A wide mouth is better since you can easily scoop out what you need without spilling the product.
4. Install floor-to-ceiling cabinets.
If you have a tiny laundry room with very limited floor space, it can be frustrating to move around with all the things you need to do your laundry.
Hence, add more storage space by utilizing the height of the room. Invest in built-in cabinets that will reach the ceiling. This will free up a lot of floor space!
5. Have a storage bench.
Putting a storage bench in the laundry room will give you more storage space to hide bigger things. It also gives you comfortable seating space as you wait for your machines to do their thing.
Now you do not have to keep leaving the room! You save time by being able to hop back into action right away once the machines stop spinning.
6. Install a counter over your washer and dryer.
Putting a counter on top of your washer and dryer gives you space for more storage, or just more surface space for folding clothes.
This counter space may also be used to hold all the laundry products you need while you’re doing the laundry. Keeping them near you will save time and effort.
7. Display a lost socks sign.
When everyone is sharing a hamper and you can’t do everything in one batch, it’s natural for socks to get separated from pairs. If you end up washing socks that do not have their pair in the batch, you’ll greatly benefit from a lost socks sign.
Just pin up the socks that have lost their pairs and grab them once their missing pair is all clean and dried up.
8. Sort the laundry behind doors.
When you hate visible clutter, this probably is the best among these ideas for laundry room storage.
Consider keeping your laundry hampers inside cabinets. This way, you do not get to see dirty clothes, and it also limits the smell of it in the room!
9. Stack your washing machine and dryer.
If you have a separate washing machine and dryer, consider stacking them on top of each other to save floor space. If you can place them in a full-height cabinet to keep them hidden, do so!
10. Install a hanging rod.
A hanging rod is actually a very versatile tool and it is a must-have in any laundry room. It gives you a nice place for the hangers.
Use this space to hang dry clothes that are still a bit damp, or clothes that you have already ironed out.
11. Have a pull-down ironing board in a cabinet.
You can save space and add more storage by installing a pull-down ironing board in a cabinet installed on the wall like this one.
This gets the ironing board out of the way when you do not need it. And the cabinet that hides it also gives you additional shelf space to store other things.
12. Create a pedestal for the washer and dryer.
Does your laundry room lack cabinets and storage space? If so, check out this DIY project!
Make a pedestal for the washer and dryer, then you can have storage space beneath the machines! You can use it for sorting the laundry like this one here. Plus, you no longer have to bend down when you use the machine!
13. Utilize the corners of the room.
Corner spaces have a tendency to go unused in most rooms. So take advantage of the corner space in your laundry room. Installing a shelving unit on the corners can help you utilize all the storage space that you can get!
14. Hang your hampers on the wall.
Laundry hampers can take up a lot of wall space. Plus, they often are not that nice to look at, especially when it is filled to the brim with dirty clothes.
Make better use of your floor space for moving around by hanging your laundry hampers on the wall like this DIY project.
15. Have retractable drying racks.
If you do not have a powerful dryer, then some clothes may still come out damp no matter how many times you run them through the dryer. In this case, you will need space to dry them out.
If you do not have a yard where you have a clothesline, you can make do with retractable drying racks. Just pull them out when you need to dry clothes, and then fold them back to the wall if you do not need them.
16. Assign a hamper for each family member.
It helps to have a laundry hamper in the room for each family member. You can use this system in two ways.
Have each member leave their dirty clothes there so they can do their own laundry. Or, put the clean clothes of each member in their own hamper after doing the laundry. All they have to do then is pick it up and arrange their clothes in their own closets.
Either way, you do not have to do all the dirty work!
17. Use an over-the-door rack.
Another way to have more storage is to use an over-the-door rack just like this one. Pick a sturdy rack that can hold items of any size and weight.
18. Put a slim cart roll between the machines.
If your washing machine is a different brand from your dryer, there is a chance that the dimensions won’t be the same and won’t fit. If there is that awkward gap of space in between them, putting a slim cart roll in can give you additional storage space. This makes that ugly-looking gap useful!
Use this slim laundry cart to store your detergents, soap, and other things you need to do your laundry. It will keep them nearby too!
19. Have a piggybank for loose change.
If you have family members who always forget to empty out their pockets before they place their dirty laundry in the hamper, you are bound to end up with loose change (and if you are lucky, some bills) while doing the laundry.
Simply set up a piggy bank to gather everything. Then treat the entire family to a pizza, or buy something for the house once it’s full!
20. Use a hanging shoe organizer.
Another way to have more storage space is to make use of a hanging shoe organizer like this one. The pockets are a good size to hold different laundry products. You can hang it behind the door, a closet door, and even the wall.
Let’s get that laundry room organized!
Whether you have a big laundry room or a tiny one, we’re confident there’s something from this list of storage ideas that will work out for you.
Make sure to go with a well-planned organization system so that it is easier for everyone to keep the room neat. Once your laundry room is all neat and organized, your family might not mind doing their share of the laundry!
Need more ideas for the laundry room? Check these out!
- How to Declutter the Laundry Room and Keep it Clutter Free!
- How to Organize the Laundry Room
- Laundry Room Decorating Ideas that Will Motivate You to Wash Clothes Better!