It’s a place you don’t think about much, but it’s essential to your living. Your laundry room is a space where you need practicality and space. We’ve got a few ways to increase your laundry room storage so this little room gets the attention it deserves.
Glass containers of different sizes are perfect for detergent and pods, and they help free up your cabinet space. You can put in some scoops for a boost of cute. Liquid detergent is best put in drink dispensers, but there’s so much that can go in glass jars. If you have open shelves, they’re the perfect place to store containers. If you don’t have open shelves, you can place the jars on top of the washing machine.
Touches of Functionality
Give your laundry space touches of functionality to make it feel larger. You can place little details like towel hooks on your cabinets. Use anything you have around your home to add function to this room. The little details will give you a bigger space.
Add Customized Cubby Holes
Small spaces are great for little cubbies. You can usually place a few cubbies over your washer and dryer. They’re the perfect place to stash cleaning supplies or dirty clothes. You can even use wooden craft crates for a style boost.
Make Use Of The Back Of The Door
The back of the door is your best friend in this small room. It’s the perfect place for a shoe organizer or hooks to hang all kinds of things. Coat hooks are the perfect place for bags while shoe organizers provide a place to store cleaning supplies.
Use a Pegboard
A pegboard is a secret weapon for small rooms. You can organize all kinds of things on a little pegboard. You can hang baskets, hooks, cleaning supplies, and/or your ironing board on this board. This helps free up shelf space and cabinet space.
Install Some Bars
It’s easy to install a few bars to expand across the laundry area. You can put a tension rod in to hang garments between each laundry load. This frees up the area so you can fold and sort without clothing hanging on your head.
Add A Side Sorter
Buy a little rolling laundry basket with a side sorter. This will clear up space and give you a great area to sort your laundry. A rolling basket is the perfect thing to roll in and out laundry as it comes and goes.
Add Pedestal Drawers
Pedestal drawers won’t fit every washer on the market, but they’re a great addition if your washer fits one. They raise up the front loading units as a bonus so you aren’t bending down so far. The drawers are the perfect place to store all of your cleaning and laundry supplies.
Convert The Cabinets
Convert your cabinets into sorting bins. You’ll lose the cabinet space, but gain drawers for better storage options. You can get rid of clutter by putting plastic hampers in your converted cabinets. You can use these to hold and sort different clothing, towels and other things you wash.
Don’t Waste Space
The space under your cabinets and countertops is gold. Don’t waste it. Use this area for storing extra baskets for cubbies. Make a little pet area for your animals.
Throw Out The Containers
Most laundry detergents, fabric softeners and bulky cleaning supplies come in big, plastic containers. Make some room by throwing out these containers that just take up space. As we mentioned earlier, you can store items in a dispenser, jars or nice plastic containers.
Your laundry room doesn’t have to be a cluttered, crazy room. It can be well organized and feel larger if you follow these tips. Have fun creating a new workspace for one of the most important places in your home.