How to Organize Your Laundry Room

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To reduce stress and take care of your laundry as easily as possible, it is vital to keep your laundry room organized in some fashion. Laundry is something that absolutely must get done, whether we like doing it or not. If your laundry room is cluttered and unorganized, laundry will feel like just another miserable chore. By organizing the laundry area, you are improving not only the room itself but possibly your overall outlook on laundry. These tips for how to organize your laundry room should make the task a simple one.

How to Organize Your Laundry Room

Get rid of clutter first– Before you can even begin to organize the laundry room, you need to get it cleared out first and foremost. The laundry room is not to be used to store random clutter and junk. It is a laundry room, not a storage room. First, start by getting rid of empty bottles of laundry detergent. If you have clean clothes in your laundry room, they don’t belong in there. Return clean clothes to their rightful places. Toss stray socks that have been waiting to be paired up for several months, or check out some of these uses for mismatched single socks.

plastic storage basket

Hide unused supplies– You can use plastic storage baskets or cardboard boxes to conceal things like laundry soap and other cleaning supplies. These items are often just left here and there around the laundry room and makes for a messy and cluttered area.

Add a storage island– By adding a storage island in the center of the laundry room, you can keep laundry baskets off of the floor. This island can also be used to fold clothing that is fresh from the dryer.

Add a drying area– While most of your clothes will be dried in the dryer, some items need to be air dried. You can easily set up a folding drying rack in your laundry room just for that purpose. You can also set up a retractable clothesline for drip drying as well.

Ironing Board System

Add an ironing station– There is no better way to organize your laundry room that to have all of your ironing supplies in one spot. You can purchase an ironing board system that lets you hang your ironing board behind a door. They also have over-the-door ironing systems that let you hang your board and your iron. Some ironing systems have shelves so you can conveniently store ironing supplies like spray starch.

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  1. Our laundry room is too small for drying racks and ironing stations. We usually end up doing those in the bedroom.

  2. Thanks for the tips! I have a very small laundry room, so I’m always getting rid of the clutter.

  3. ANYTHING to make laundry done more efficiently is a very good thing in my book. These are great tips to get things organized in my laundry area. I like the idea of adding a drying area. I hate running around the house trying to find some place to lay out my sweaters that can’t go in the dryer. 🙂

  4.' Kim Croisant says:

    We re-organized a couple of years ago and to make a better place for my husband to get ready in the mornings. So he now shares the laundry room with his bathroom. I so wished I could do more.

  5.' Jacqui Odell says:

    I love these ideas! My laundry room is a huge mess right now.

  6.' Amy Desrosiers says:

    I need these items or a miracle at this point! My floor is loaded with clean clothes.

  7. Great tips! Now please share another how to get organized tip for another room in the house. 🙂

  8. I laughed when I read to throw out the empty laundry bottles because I know I have a couple sitting on the shelf right now that should have been thrown out a long time ago. I’ll have to check out your uses for mismatched socks because I have tons of them.

  9. Our laundry room is so tiny that there’s sadly no room for a drying rack. I do have a little storage to try and keep it organized though – great tips!

  10. We have more of a laundry closet instead of an entire laundry room, but thankfully it still has cabinets which are great for organizing supplies and keeping them out of sight. I would love to have an actual drying area rather than using an extra towel rack in our master bath.

  11. Oh man, when we build our house someday I’m putting in a big laundry room and definitely with a drying area. These are great tips.

  12. My laundry room is a mess! These are great tips to get it looking great.

  13. I wish I had a laundry room big enough to have any kind of station. Maybe one day.

  14.' Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert says:

    My laundry room is a mess! These tips could make a huge difference!

  15. I wish my laundry room was big enough for an ironing station! Of course, then I would actually have to IRON! Great tips!

  16. These tips could not have come at a better time. My laundry room is a hot mess and is getting tackled on Monday!


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