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Transform Your Laundry Room

Laundry room sign, white towels and clothespins container

Chances are the laundry room is not your favorite place to hang out. Transform your laundry room with these 8 organizational tips and ingenious storage ideas that will turn your laundry room into a fresh, calm and inviting space.

1. Create a folding station - adding a countertop over a front-loading washer and dryer gives you more surface space for folding and storing laundry detergent. If you are short on space or have top loading machines, mount shelves about the washer and dryer to store additional supplies.

2. Add baskets and containers - Keep your shelves neat and organized with containers. Sort your supplies by category and use separate containers for each. Add labels to make it easy to quickly grab what you need.

3. Take advantage of wall space - use valuable wall space for drying racks.

If you don't have cabinets, installing few simple shelves will keep supplies within reach.

Laundry room with drying racks

4. Ironing board storage tricks - Coat hooks are a great solution for storing your ironing board in a small space and keeps it up and off the ground. As a general rule, keep everything off the ground to make vacuuming or cleaning the floors less cumbersome. A pull-out ironing board is an awesome space saver. You can find several different models and design on Amazon, The Closet Factory and your local home improvement store.

5. Give it some personality - treat your laundry room like any other room in your house and add family photos, your children's artwork or artwork that inspires you or makes you smile.

6. Sharing the laundry room space - turn your laundry room into a multipurpose space. Use it to store gift wrapping supplies, small household maintenance tools & supplies or a dog washing station to keep muddy paws from tracking through the house.

7. Things to store in the laundry room 

  • Laundry detergent

  • Bleach

  • Stain remover

  • Cleaning supplies

  • Cleaning rags

  • Iron & ironing board

  • Step ladder

  • Lint roller

  • Light bulbs

  • Batteries

  • Cabinet and drawer bumpers

  • Furniture pads

  • Household air and refrigerator filters

  • Sewing supplies

  • Small household tools

  • Picture hanging supplies

  • Tape and glue

  • Gift wrapping supplies

  • Arts & craft supplies

  • Dog food & supplies

A laundry room with plenty of storage options will help keep you organized and will keep you two steps ahead of the next load of wash.

Happy Organizing,



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