How to Organize Your Laundry Room

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Whether you’re making some new renovations to your house or shopping around for somewhere new, the organization of your laundry room is an important part of functioning well in your home.

If you’re on the hunt for some tips to organize your laundry room, you’re in the right place. While, of course, every home and family is different, there are still a few tips you can think about universally. Even if you have a smaller laundry room or a space that isn’t quite ideal yet, you can make it a bit more ideal by applying different strategies wherever you can.

Try out what you like and see what works for you. Here are just a few tips you can think about for how to organize your laundry room.

1. Make Enough Space

This one might seem a bit on-the-nose, but it’s actually one of the most important and frequently overlooked tips about laundry room design. Space is one of the most important aspects of doing laundry, especially if you’re folding a lot and doing it frequently.

Storage space, work surfaces, ironing space, and nooks for anything else can make a huge difference. When renovating your laundry room, take any opportunity you can to incorporate cupboards and multifunctional surfaces. Bins and baskets can also add extra storage while providing decorative flair for your home design.

Prioritizing your space? Make sure the laundry room features with the biggest use get plenty of room. Choosing a utilitarian sink with a deep basin for washing can make hand-washing garments less cumbersome in a cramped laundry space. Drying racks and folding stations should also get dedicated space — keeping the room fully functional and ready for action.

2. Put It Somewhere Accessible

It’s important to strike a balance between accessibility and space. While, of course, you want to have enough room to spread out and take care of your laundry, a lot of the drudgery of the task of laundry is about transporting your laundry to and from the laundry room.

Many people like to put their laundry rooms in the basement, while others would prefer to use a spare bedroom on the main floor of the house. Whichever is most convenient for you!

3. Get a Divider

If you choose to put your laundry room somewhere without much seclusion and you still want to use the space for other purposes, there’s a common and easy solution you can turn to.

Putting up a divider, either in the form of a curtain or a folding divider, can be a great way to get the most use out of whatever room you use for laundry.

4. Make Space to Hang Clothes

While doing laundry is often just about washing and folding, there are plenty of clothing items that dry better when hanging, if not on a clothesline, then on hangers. If possible, making space to hang clothes rather than just folding everything can better your laundry experience.

5. Keep Counter Space Clear

While folding laundry can be easy if you place everything neatly in the basket and send it on its way, it can be nice to have a countertop or tabletop to work on, too. If you can, keep a clear space so you can work intermittently and organize a bit better along the way.

6. Label Everything

When it comes to miscellaneous items, it can be easy to lose track of things, especially over time. Keeping bins, baskets, and totes that are clearly labeled can help you find everything you need much quicker, and keep things organized for anyone else who needs to find something in a pinch.

7. Go High With Shelving

If you’re working with a smaller space, it can be helpful to go up rather than out. Building higher shelving can allow you to be smarter and more stealthy with your organization, so you can store more and feel a bit cleaner.

Organizing Your Laundry Room

Everyone has their own organizational style, and laundry rooms are no different. Whether you’re working with what you have or overhauling the whole room, you can find what works for you and wash all the worries away!

About The Author: Evelyn Long is the editor-in-chief of Renovated, a magazine for home improvement and decor advice. More of her work can be found on Twitter.
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