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29 Incredibly Clever Laundry Room Organization Ideas

Dirty clothes beware.

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7. Hang your ironing board on two attractive hooks.

Find two sturdy hooks that are your style, and hang them near each other (measure the length of your ironing board's foot, so you know what distance will work). From here.

11. Decant your detergent into a beverage dispenser and avoid heavy lifting.

For store-bought detergent, you'll want a dispenser that can handle thicker liquids. Or, make your own detergent. See more here.


13. Store pods and powder detergents in glass penny candy jars.

If you have little kids, though, make sure they're stationed well out of reach (you don't want them thinking those colorful pods are ACTUALLY candy). Get a similar jar here for $9.99. From here and here.

14. Keep socks and other top-of-the-washer clothes from falling off with one of these Laundry Guards.

Useful if you have a similar front-loader setup (they're also adjustable to fit just one machine). Available here for $29.95.

15. DIY-savvy? Build a removable butcher block countertop to cover your front loaders completely.

A more attractive way to prevent socks from sneaking off the edge of the dryer. Learn how they did this here.


18. Speaking of line dry: hide retractable clothes lines in a cabinet, then stretch them across to the opposite wall when you need them.

Also tucked in a corner: a glass penny candy jar, this time holding clothespins. From here.

20. Build yourself some industrial shelving, if you're feeling up for a challenge.

It's certainly a weekend's worth of project, but it could really make your laundry room look more ~sophisticated~, even if you're not staging it for your blog. Get the step-by-step here.


24. OR, just buy one. If you're tight on space, one mounted on pulleys can make things feel a little less crowded.

This one is the Sheila Maid, originally invented in the Victorian era in the UK, which you can order here for $150.

25. Separate your colors well ahead of time by using designated hampers.

This will work best for grown-ups. Parents, you're doing a stellar job if your kids remember to put their laundry in the hamper at all. From here.

26. But if you really hate sorting, you can add vinegar to each load you wash, and wash lights and colors together.

This may make your clothes last a little less longer than they otherwise would, and you'll still need to wash dark items separately the first time. Learn more about it here.

27. Managing laundry for a big household? Build a laundry sorter to hold everyone's basket.

There are many different ways to use one of these, and it all depends on your home and what works for you. If you're washing laundry for someone else, you could put their clean clothes in their basket when you're done, and they can come pick it up and take it back to their closet. Learn how to build this one here.


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