Follow these laundry room organization tips to utilize space and decrease clutter.
The laundry room can be one of the most overwhelming spaces in your home to keep organized. This can especially be the case when you’re doing laundry for the whole family. With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can make your laundry room an organized space that everyone can enjoy. Follow these five helpful tips on laundry room organization.
1. Use Your Space Wisely
If you have a small laundry room or area, use the space to your advantage. If you have a lot of vertical space, consider putting in a stackable washer and dryer. If you have front-loading machines, put in a counter above the machines. You can use that space for folding, stain removal or storage. You can use a counter-top ironing board in this space.
2. Sort Your Colors
Before your laundry piles up, use multiple hampers or laundry baskets to organize your dirty laundry. Clothes can be sorted into whites, darks, brights and delicates in their own baskets. This way when laundry day comes, simply toss in each load without having to separate a week’s worth of laundry. You can find a hamper cart, which comes with multiple hampers on one convenient cart. If you want to save floor space, find wall-mounted hampers, or laundry bags which you can hang from a tension rod.
3. Get Rid of the Wrinkles
If you’re washing clothes that will need to be air-dried or ironed, hang them up right away. Install a tension rod in your laundry room. Keep clothes hangers on the rod for those wrinkle-prone clothes. If you have a smaller space, install a towel rack underneath a laundry room shelf for drying clothes. For maximum mobility, invest in a garment rack. You can hang up clothes right away, and wheel them to your closet.
4. Decrease the Clutter
Cleaning supplies, including laundry detergent, can all take up a lot of space. This can give your laundry room a cluttered feeling. One of the easiest solutions is to use storage organizers. Keep all of the laundry supplies together in a decorative basket or tote. If you have more supplies, use a few of the same baskets. Uniform baskets will give your laundry room an organized look, and actually keep it organized!
5. Get Stuff Off of the Floor
You can also put in wall racks. Using vertical space is a great way to get your laundry room organized. If you don’t want to mount racks on your wall, consider mounting them on your door. You can also use over-the-door racks and organizers. Another clutter hazard is the dreaded ironing board. You can buy a wall-mounted fold-out ironing board. If you want to keep your regular ironing board, there are over the door caddies available. They even come with a storage space on top for your iron.