Last updated on December 1st, 2021
From washing clothes (and sometimes even dishes) to storing laundry essentials like detergents and fabric conditioners, your utility space is one of the most functional areas of the house. And, let’s face it – it’s also one of the most underutilized ones! We hardly pay any heed to the way things are stored in this area, as no guest would ever lay eyes on this space.
But that’s no excuse to not have it as organized as the rest of your home! Here are 7 clever ideas to get the most out of this extremely functional space of the house.
1. Add laundry baskets inside the cabinets
Get rid of unsightly laundry baskets and hide them inside the cupboards in the laundry room instead, like these clever baskets installed inside cabinets.
2. Install plenty of shelves
Don’t leave the space on top of the washer empty and install shelves in the space to store all your laundry supplies.
3. Make use of the doors
Another neglected spot in the laundry-room can be the back of the door. Install an over-the-door shoe organizer to store your laundry essentials and make good use of this wasted space!
4. Install a foldable drying rack
Installing a foldable drying rack that’s either suspended from the ceiling or mounted on a wall can be a great space saver in a small laundry room. This way you take no space off the floor and have to yourself an incredible spot to hang things to dry or garments.
5. Organize with baskets
Baskets are a great way of keeping clutter at bay while adding a nice touch to the entire area. Use the area around your washer to build shelves and line them with matching wicker baskets, and find your laundry room looking good enough to flaunt!
6. Separate the area with curtains
If you don’t have a door in your laundry area and want to cordon the space off, think about installing curtains in the area. It is a great alternative to having a door, if your washer seems to be located in a space clearly in view.
7. Optimize wall storage
Scattered laundry essentials like detergent and fabric conditioners can make the laundry room look cluttered and small. Neatly lined baskets hanging off the walls can help contain all the clutter and also make things easier to find. Designate a place for everything from orphaned socks to clothespins. You can even install a small clothes-drying shelf on the wall above the washing machine to dry the smaller items of clothing.
Let’s show the oft-ignored laundry room some love, shall we?
Happy decluttering, everyone!