Spring Cleaning the Laundry Room
While you’re worried about deep-cleaning your pantry, garage, or basement, your laundry room is over there sitting in the corner feeling neglected and forgotten. For anyone who needs a little reminder: Don’t forget to clean your laundry room! Better yet, don’t forget to reorganize your laundry room from time to time. If your tiny space for doing the laundry is jam-packed and cluttered with empty bottles of detergent and fabric softener, first clean out everything you don’t need or no longer use, and then use these helpful laundry room organization ideas to maximize your space.
Carts and Cubbies
Organizing is about putting items in their proper place so you can easily access them later. Whether you’re organizing your bedroom, bathroom, or even laundry room, having little areas to store your essential products and objects in is key to having a clean, mess-free room. Not only will organizing your stuff make cleaning more manageable, but it will also help you find anything you’re looking for later. Skinny carts that you can put in the empty space between your washer and dryer machines are the perfect way to keep stray socks and lint out of that crevice, while also storing your detergent, bleach, and any other laundry room product you can think of.
You can even DIY your own cubby organizers if you can’t afford to install shelves inside your laundry room. Simply purchase some inexpensive plastic crates from your local store and screw them to wall studs using a fender washer in the top corners of each crate. These sturdy cubbies will stay in place and be able to neatly fit all of your laundry products right in front of you to see and grab instantly. You can even paint the plastic crates to fit the decor of your laundry room perfectly.
Installing your own hanging rods is another great laundry room organization idea, especially if you have items that need to dry while hanging. Clothing made out of fabrics like wool, rayon, spandex, lace, and suede, tend to shrink and become damaged over time by harsh dryer machines—even with gentle cycles. Because of this, it is recommended that you lay out or hang up these clothing items so as not to ruin them, and what better way is there to hang them than in the convenience of your laundry room?
If you’re lucky enough to have shelves and cabinets right over your washer and dryer machines (or if you can install them yourself), simply mounting a rod or towel bar under your cabinets or shelves is the most functional way to store hangers. Even if you don’t own any clothing that needs to hang to dry, you can still utilize this handy laundry room organization idea to hang clothes that can easily wrinkle and crease, saving you from having to iron so many articles of clothing.
Shelves on Shelves
Last but not least, shelves are your friends. Installing them yourself might sound difficult, but it’s way easier than you think and doesn’t even require that much space! One way of installing shelves that people usually don’t think of is putting them behind the door of your laundry room. If your door opens and has an empty wall on the inside, it can perfectly fit small shelves to hold all of your laundry products and cleaning supplies. You can also combine the hanger hack with shelf installation by putting in shelves with hooks for a rod to fit into. The more organization, the better.
Laundry Room Organization Ideas at Stone International
At Stone International, we specialize in remodeling kitchens, bathrooms, and closets. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t still help you with remodeling your laundry room. No matter how small your room is, we can help you utilize the space you have to be as organized and tidy as possible. Give us a call today or visit our website for more information!