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7 Storage Solutions for Organizing Your Laundry Room

Posted by on March 7, 2020 in Stuff with 0 Comments

In this article, we reveal seven tips to help you organize your laundry room. Use these practical storage solutions to make your laundry room more efficient.

With all the dirty clothes and lint piles, it's hard to make space for everything in the laundry room. Sure, it's a lot better than heading to the laundromat. But to be honest, it still takes some savvy organizational skills.

Thankfully, there are ways to organize any laundry room, no matter the size. Even with less space, you can have a tidy and efficient laundry area.

In this article, we reveal seven tips that'll help you organize your laundry room.

The goal is to streamline everything so that laundry day is more enjoyable. If that sounds crazy (laundry day enjoyable?), keep reading.

1. Cover Up the Room With Curtains

Curtains are great for adding style to a laundry room, especially when used as a door.

If you already have a door, take it off and use curtains instead. Not only does it look stylish, but it’ll make your life a bit easier. You won’t have to open a cumbersome door when carrying heavy baskets in and out of the room.

Another benefit of adding makeshift curtains is that there are a few more inches of space to use. Everyone could use the extra room when they're knee-deep in dirty clothes!

The sky’s the limit when it comes to colors and patterns, too. No matter what your apartment looks like, you can find a curtain that complements your theme.

2. Incorporate Functional Shelving

You may or may not have a lot of shelving in your laundry room.

If you don't have shelving, consider installing some open shelves.

Shelves provide extra space to sort and organize things. You'll need shelving space for fresh linens and laundry supplies.

It just so happens that shelves are perfect for storing it all. Install as many as you can to optimize the space you have. But, don't have so many that they make your room look cluttered.

And, make sure the shelves you install are open. Open shelves will make it easy to see everything and access what you need.

Store heavy items on the bottom and use the highest shelves for items you don't use very often.

Also, keep a stepping stool in the room so you can get what you need off of the top shelf.

When it comes to organizing your laundry room, shelves will make a world of difference.

3. Install a Laundry Ladder

If you have a wooden ladder (and even if you don’t), we know what you can do with it. As it happens, there’s a unique and functional way to use a ladder in a laundry room:

Hang it from the ceiling and use it as a drying rack!

If you have high ceilings, you might need a stepping stool to hang it. Nonetheless, having a laundry ladder is very useful. If there are wet clothes to hang up, they can dry on the ladder.

Would you prefer not to have it on the ceiling? Instead, you could mount it to the wall vertically and hang clothing on it to dry.

4. Get a Laundry Cart

A laundry cart is another solution to the problem of limited space. It's a portable storage container that can go wherever you go.

It's easy to keep it near the laundry room or move it away as needed.

Use the cart to hold laundry detergent and other essentials such as hangers. When you're not doing laundry, use it to store additional items, such as freshly folded clothes.

But, if you have clean clothes on the cart, don't forget to put them away before laundry day. You’ll need your cart space when it’s time to do laundry again!

5. Hang Up a Laundry Guide

Hang up a laundry guide to use as a quick reference. It’ll remind you how to wash certain items and clean hard-to-remove stains.

Do you plan on having someone do your laundry in the future? You never know when having a guide could be helpful for guests and family members.

If someone else does the laundry, this will help keep things organized.

Everyone should be on the same page. Laundry is easy, but everyone has a particular way of doing things.

It's important to know what it takes to get the stains out and finish the laundry.  A wall guide can be the North Star of your laundry room!

Bonus Tip: Use Extra Space for Pet Supplies

If there's any extra space in your laundry room, why not use it to store pet items?

Put your dog's grooming supplies in a drawer or basket. If there's a big enough cubby, stash a dog bed in there too.

Your pooch may love being near you while you’re doing laundry. Having a dog bed in an open cubby will give them a place to lounge and hang out with you.

Plus, it'll be the perfect getaway for him to retreat and relax.

In Conclusion

Are you on a quest to organize your laundry room? As you do, remember that having the right type of storage is essential.

Living in an apartment, storage space is hard to come by. Sometimes, it feels impossible to find a home for all your stuff. But with the right solutions, you’ll have plenty of space for all your belongings.

Laundry takes a lot of time, but practical storage solutions can speed up the process.

Start applying these tips today. Your laundry will be done in a jiffy (and smell excellent, too)!

Author Bio:

Caitlin Sinclair is the Property Manager at The Ryan.

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