Is your laundry room one of those rooms that you close the door on and pray no one enters? For many people it can be an absolute mess. The good news is that there are simple things you can do to make your laundry room more organized. Read on for several useful laundry room organization ideas that you can implement to keep the room more organized as well as more functional.
Create Sorting Bins
You don't have to spend a lot of money on a special organizing laundry system. All you need is three laundry baskets and some chalkboard labels. Label one whites, one lights, and one darks. This makes it easy for everyone in the family to sort their own clothing. If you're going to wash it, the least they can do is sort it.
Hang a Cabinet Above Your Washing Machine
This tip might be my absolute favorite of all laundry room organization ideas. I hate when I run out of something and do not have a back-up. If you also despise being without, and prefer to have back-ups on hand, hang a cabinet above your washing machine and dryer. A small two door cabinet that is usually meant to go above refrigerators or stoves can offer a lot of space for your everyday needs. If you like to stock up when you see a sale, consider adding a pantry to your laundry room.
Install a Rod for Spray Cleaners
Inside the cabinet you installed, add a small tension rod for hanging your spray cleaners and stain removers. Any sort of bottle with a spray handle will hang nicely on a tension rod. This makes it much easier to grab what you need and you can store small things, such as fabric softener sheets, under the bottles.
Add a Small Table for Folding
Do you often just stuff all the dry clothes in a large basket and dig through it as you need something? We've all done it. However, if you add a small table to your laundry room, you can quickly fold your clothes as you take them from the dryer. Check yard sales, thrift stores, etc for a table that fits the area. You can always paint it a new color to match the room.
Use Storage Bins for Each Person
Another great tip is to sort folded laundry by person. Designate a storage bin or laundry basket for each family member, and label each bin with that family member's name. As you fold the clothes, sort the clothing into each person's bin. Let everyone know that their laundry is ready once you are done folding and sorting the laundry into the bins. Then family members can get their bin from the laundry room and put their clothes away. If you're washing the laundry, they can put their clothes away.
These simple laundry room organization ideas really can make a big difference in how your laundry room looks and functions. Best of all, a few of these tips will get your family involved and take some of the workload off of you.