If you live in a house with more than one person, you know that the laundry room can be a pain. How can such a small space create so much clutter? There never seems to be enough laundry room storage, whether it’s in the basement, your master bedroom closet, or the mudroom. Having too much clutter in one space can become overwhelming, especially when it interferes with our daily lives. This is why in our quest to stay organized, we are always trying to find ways to improve laundry room storage. Follow along with these tips for the most organized laundry room you’ll ever see.
In every house, the laundry room is located in a different place. In older homes it is often in the basement, in modern homes it could be in the mudroom, closet, or even have an entire room to itself. No matter where your laundry room is located, there’s no doubt that it needs to have some version of efficient storage options.
Something that many homeowners don’t often take into consideration is the location of their laundry room. This can be especially helpful if you’re in the process of building your home. Consider where in the house having a laundry room makes the most sense, such as in the master closet or conveniently located near most bedrooms. With this in mind, it’ll be easier to decide on storage options for optimal organization.
If your laundry room is in the basement of your home, then having plenty of storage is a must. Typically, in older homes, there are not as many bedrooms in the basement. This means that you’ll often have to trek up and down multiple floors in order to do your laundry. With this in mind, it makes the most sense to have everything you’ll possibly need located in one place. You may even consider adding a desk in the area so you can get some work done, or watch a little Netflix, while you’re waiting for your clothes to dry.
When you’re trying to reorganize a small space, you need to exhaust just about every possible option for storage. This includes the walls, door, and ceiling. If you don’t have the room for a drying rack, consider hanging one from the ceiling. This way you’ll be able to hang clothes that you don’t want to put in your drying or that you’ve just ironed and don’t want to wrinkle them again.
The walls and doors are another great overlooked place for extra storage. There are several over the door storage options on the market that can be great for storing smaller items such as stain remover, dryer balls, or clothespins. And let’s not disregard the wall space. Shelves above the washer and dryer are major space savers for a laundry room, especially one that is small.
Now that you’ve utilized shelving in your laundry room, it’s time to introduce baskets or storage containers. Get ahead of the mess by utilizing convenient baskets for smaller items and cleaning supplies. Keep things neat and orderly by using the same style throughout or bring out your own personal flair with a mix of styles.
One item that is often found in a laundry room is a laundry basket. If you have a small space, consider using mesh bags that hang along the wall instead of a large clothing basket that takes up space. If you do have enough room, use both! Use smaller mesh bags for things like socks or under garments and larger baskets for clothes. If your space allows it, consider adding cabinets that include a pull-out laundry basket. This gives you the ability to hide all of your dirty clothes or linens.
Your laundry room doesn’t have to be an unorganized mess forever, with a little help from the storage solution experts at Harkraft, you’ll be on your way to optimal storage for years to come. We can help you create a design that works for your space, whether it be big or small. With over 50 years of experience, we’ll help you design and build the most organized laundry room you’ve ever had. Contact us today to get started!