31 Ingenious Ways To Make Doing Laundry Easier

    Is your laundry room a sad, dark place? Turn your laundry room into a sanctuary of cleanliness and organization with these tips.

    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.

    3. Flip a wire shelf over and install at an angle as a place to keep your storage bins.

    4. Install a fold-out ironing board.

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    5. Or pull-out drying racks.

    6. Or a pull-out folding table.

    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.

    9. Post a list of laundry secrets.

    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.

    13. Cover up an ugly spot on the wall with a "Lost Socks" board.

    14. Give everyone in your family a washable mesh bag for their socks.

    15. Hang a ladder from the ceiling for a rustic-inspired drying rack.

    16. Use pre-divided hampers and baskets.

    17. Make a padded ironing area for the countertop.

    18. Mount an iPad holder to keep you company while folding laundry.

    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.

    21. Keep a jar for pocket finds.

    22. Put in a chandelier.

    23. Stack the washer and dryer on drawers.

    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.

    27. Opt for a retractable clothing line if you've got limited space.

    28. Put your laundry detergents in pretty beverage dispensers.

    29. To properly utilize the sanitizing effects of sunlight, these window blinds double as a drying rack.

    30. Paint your washer and dryer to match your decor.

    31. It CAN be done: Build a laundry chute.