DIY Laundry Room Storage
These small laundry room organization ideas make the most of what little space you have in your laundry or utility room. With your small space better organized, you might actually be able to fold clothes in your laundry room.
Make Use of Awkward Spaces
The space between your washer and dryer is always an awkward one and is usually just reserved for dust and odd socks. Put it to good use a storage solution that fits the space.
A narrow cart that is just big enough to provide storage for all your laundry room essentials, and it’s on wheels, so you can reach everything when you need to.
The space behind a door is a storage spot that’s often overlooked. Build a set of shallow shelves and mount it to the wall behind your laundry room door for some clever small room organization space. Measure the distance between the door hinge and the wall and subtract an inch. This is the maximum depth of the shelves.
If you don’t have a closet in your laundry room, don’t despair. An interesting DIY hack in a recently viewed Calgary real estate home maximizes storage space for mops, irons and other essentials by installing a pegboard on one or more walls. With a few hooks and baskets, you can organize these items in no time.
Create a Laundry Folding Area
Increase efficiency by installing a space for folding and organizing your laundry. This will save you having to lug all your clean washing to the nearest available clear surface. It needn’t be a huge space, a countertop spanning a washer or dryer would work perfectly. If you are really strapped for space, fix a fold-down table or shelf to the wall.
Create a Place for Everything
If you don’t have cabinets near the washer, it is worth your time to install some type of storage shelves or unit above the washer for laundry products. This is particularly important to store products out of reach if you have children, pets, or vulnerable adults in the home that could accidentally be poisoned by cleaning products. Use a basket or glass jar for items that surface as you empty pockets before tossing clothes in the washer. Your family will know where to look if they are missing something. It may also be helpful to designate a basket for those single socks or mittens until the mate appears. Empty the baskets on a regular schedule and never look back.