1. Install labeled baskets for family members to pick up their laundry.
Make them come get their own damn laundry!
2. Hang hampers for easy pre-laundry sorting.
This photo comes from an Amazon.com user: “We bought 3”x1” pine wood 6’ long. Then added trim around each side. The bags are hung so they don’t touch the floor thus we can mop and sweep under them. This as completely freed up floor space and organized our laundry room!”
3. Flip a wire shelf over and install at an angle as a place to keep your storage bins.
It provides easier access. Good-bye step stool!
4. Install a fold-out ironing board.
Get it from Amazon.
7. They’re made even more genius and space-saving when they’re above the washer and dryer.
8. Add a backsplash for easier cleaning.
No laundry room realistically looks this clean and minimalist, but one can dream.
9. Post a list of laundry secrets.
Can’t remember how to get armpit stains out? Think everyone in the family should know about how a pinch of salt makes colors more vibrant? Hang up a framed laundry cheat sheet.
10. Keep a dry-erase marker to note clothes inside the washer that shouldn’t be dried.
11. Chalkboard cabinets can also serve the same purpose.
12. Build your own fold-down drying rack.
A brilliant space-saving tactic. Get the instructions here.
13. Cover up an ugly spot on the wall with a “Lost Socks” board.
They need a home!
14. Give everyone in your family a washable mesh bag for their socks.
No more mismatched socks!
15. Hang a ladder from the ceiling for a rustic-inspired drying rack.
16. Use pre-divided hampers and baskets.
This way, the laundry comes pre-sorted as long as people follow the rules.
17. Make a padded ironing area for the countertop.
Completely eliminates the need for an actual ironing board. Get the full directions here.
18. Mount an iPad holder to keep you company while folding laundry.
It’s a soothing, albeit boring task.
19. Utilize the narrow space between the washer and dryer with a rolling storage cart.
20. Use curtains to cover up the washer and dryer.
Curtains are also a great way to cover up a cat litter box, if you happen to keep that in the laundry room.
See? Really transforms a space. This room would be a total dump without that chandelier.
24. Hang a rack over the door to keep all your cleaning and laundry supplies.
25. Don’t have space for a full hanging rod? Hang a valet rod in an odd nook or corner.
26. Corral ironing, stain, and general cleaning supplies into kits.
Use baskets or shower caddies to keep them organized.
27. Opt for a retractable clothing line if you’ve got limited space.
28. Put your laundry detergents in pretty beverage dispensers.
This one costs $30.