Creative Laundry Room Storage Ideas
Laundry rooms are a frustrating space to not have enough storage. From detergents, dryer sheets, and hampers, it is easy for a laundry room to quickly become a collector of clutter. Not having enough room to work can prevent you from feeling able to fully clean your clothes and might make you want to avoid even looking at the mess. In this blog, we are going to look at some creative solutions to fixing your laundry storage woes.
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Makeover Your Laundry Room For Improved Storage
Possibly solutions to your laundry storage issue are as numerous are you are creative and the size of your budget. If you are planning a laundry room remodel, then you are likely working with a larger budget than a small DIY project. One way to get a better idea of how to improve your laundry room is to think about how you want to use the space. If your laundry room is mostly just for washing and drying clothes, then you probably won’t need to install rows of new cabinets. However, if the laundry room is also used for folding, ironing, and storing clean clothes, then you will likely need to pursue a more substantial project. Let’s take a look at several solutions that vary in size.
Wall Cabinet Laundry Storage
One of the best, albeit potentially pricy, solutions to your laundry storage woes is to add wall cabinets. Hanging wall cabinets will add valuable storage to your laundry room without sacrificing any floor space. These cabinets can be perfect places to store things like detergent, fabric softer, an iron, and delicate laundry bags. If you choose to add a matching base cabinet with your wall cabinets, then you will also have a folding or ironing station.
Alternatively, if your project doesn’t have the budget for new cabinetry, then you might want to explore metal shelving options. These can be a more budget-friendly option that is also easier to install. These shelves are ideal for your laundry essentials as well as things like mismatched socks, cleaning chemicals, and other items best kept out of reach from small children and animals.
Hang A Drying Rack
The walls are not the only space that you can utilize. Even though it is frequently overlooked, your ceiling can also be used as a drying rack. You can suspend a simple ladder-like drying rack across your ceiling and use it to hang items. It is perfect for wet clothing or items that have been ironed.
If you aren’t feeling a DIY project for this, then you can find drying racks made specifically to be hung from the laundry room ceiling.
Corner Cabinets and Shelving
The corners of most rooms often go unused. In a small laundry room, this is valuable space that can be utilized by adding shelving or corner cabinets. By doing this, you’ll create a handy space for smaller items like detergent and fabric softener with the added storage below for your larger laundry necessities.
Another option could be hanging wall shelves with clothes rods attached underneath. This way you have a place to store your detergents, dryer sheets, and other laundry necessities, as well as a place to hang wet clothes or items waiting to be ironed.
Use Curtains to Divide Your Space
If you don’t have a door, adding a curtain can be an easy and budget-friendly way to separate your laundry room from the rest of the house. By adding a simple curtain rod and curtains, you can divide your living space from your laundry nook. This can be a great way to make a small laundry nook feel like its own room.
To make your laundry process easier, you can try adding a folding station. To do this you can mount a small piece of countertop onto the wall for folding. The ideal space for this is above your washer and dryer, but this only works for front loaders.
If you have top-loading machines, you may consider a collapsable, or drop-down, style of folding table. While this method will be more difficult, it will not only add a valuable workspace that disappears when not needed but can be customized to fit any space. For this, you have the option of folding the table either up or down. Whichever method you choose, be sure to take careful measurements to ensure that your new workstation folds flat to the wall. In addition to what will be your table, you will also need mounting hardware.
Alternatively, folding stations can be freestanding. If you have space, these can be excellent additions, as they almost always have a work surface on top with hampers and shelves below.
Add A Bookshelf For Storage
If you have a spare bookshelf in your garage or attic, it can be the perfect storage for your laundry room. You can add baskets or containers to organize and consolidate things like spare linens or cleaning and laundry supplies.
Use Your Doors
An excellent storage opportunity that is often overlooked is the back of your laundry room door. You can add storage solutions that are designed for your closet and hang them on the back of your laundry room door. Most of these products can be installed by attaching simple hooks to the back of your doors.
In this quick blog, we looked at several storage solutions for your laundry room. As you can see, you are really only limited by budget and creativity. There is no one method to creating an organized and functional space, so you will likely have to experiment with a few options before you find what is right for you.
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