The laundry room is often the hub of a household and can easily become a cluttered mess. It’s important to designate a place for everything that comes in or out of the room. If it doesn’t belong there, either get rid of it or find another place for everything else that happens to land there.
There is no such thing as too many laundry organizers for the laundry room that can easily become a catch-all for all the things!
What are the best laundry organizers?
In the laundry room, I recommend using a laundry cart with four sections. Separate laundry into whites, darks, towels and delicates.
Each bedroom should have its own laundry hamper. On laundry day, teach your family how to bring their hamper to the laundry room and separate their laundry into the four categories.
3. Slim cart
Utilize a slim cart to store laundry detergent, stain fighters, softeners and other things like clothes pins.
3. Wall shelves
Open wall shelves are a great laundry organizer that can also be beautiful. This option is best for those who will keep the shelves neat and tidy since there are no doors to hide behind! Use pretty containers for detergent pods and softener beads. Include a low maintenance or faux plan to soften the space.
4. Wall cabinets
If you are someone who prefers to store items behind closed doors, then a laundry organizer cabinet is for you. Hang them over the washer and dryer to keep things within reach when you need them.
5. Pretty, clear containers
Use pretty clear containers to add style to the space as well as help you easily see when you are close to running out of an item.
There is an unlimited selection of different types, styles and sizes of baskets. These help you store items so they are visible and don’t get lost in a drawer or cabinet.
7. Iron and ironing board
Always look for ways to store items using vertical space. It not only clearly designates where the item is stored but also keeps items off the valuable floor space, therefore making it easier to walk around the room.
8. Drying rack
Remember when Grandma used to hang clothes on the line in the backyard to dry? Today there are still a few people who have that luxury, but most of us have to find other ways to hang-dry things without having them hanging all over the house.
A good solution for this is to use a hanging rack that either hangs over the back of the door or from the wall. This is another way to save floor space. When you aren’t using it, it simply folds up flush with the door or wall.
9. Rolling rack
A rolling rack is a great laundry organizer if you prefer to hang up clothes straight from the dryer. I recommend one with a shelf so you can include folded clothes or a basket to pick up dirty clothes. A rack on rollers is a plus because you can easily move it from room to room to deliver clean laundry.
10. Laundry sink
Having a sink in the laundry room serves several purposes that help keep the rest of the house neat. Use it to wash fine washables and then dry on the drying rack mentioned above. When dirty shoes or boots come in the door, stop them at the laundry room and wash them off so they don’t bring the dirt into the house. When stained items need to be soaked before being washed, use the laundry room sink and free up other sinks or avoid a plastic tub of soapy water accidentally getting turned over.
11. Cleaning tools
Often the laundry room is where brooms and mops are stored. Use a rack that puts these items within easy reach and keeps them off the floor.
12. Washer and dryer
Consider upgrading that outdated washer and dryer. New models can wash even the most delicate item including cleaning with steam. Making the most of technology helps save us time that we can use to enjoy life. Who wants to spend any more time than they have to in the laundry room!
13. Laundry room art
We spend so much time in the laundry room. Wouldn’t it be so much more enjoyable if it was a pretty room? While not a laundry organizer, art can be just as important as organization to give you peace and happiness in your space!
For more ideas on laundry room organization, check out the 8 Best Ideas for Laundry Room Organization.