Despite their diminutive dimensions, laundry rooms are where at lot of work gets done — a lot of dirty work. They are spaces that see scrubbing and soaking, and they are also spaces that can get really cramped, really quickly. After all, we have busy lives and piles of laundry often amass faster than our stain remover works. This is why so many of us can benefit from a few inspired space saving solutions for laundry rooms. Thankfully, we have some.
Use these tips to maximize valuable space, and liberate your laundry room from mess and disorder.
Use Wall Space
Walls offer prime, unused real estate where you can store and organize your stuff. Free up your floor for the appliances and items that absolutely must be there and optimize your vertical capabilities. One of the most ingenious ways you can do this is by using a wall-mounted, pull out iron board. When not in use, your iron and board are stashed neatly behind an attractive door: out of sight, out of mind. When you need it, however, you can simply open the door and pull down your board to steam and press to your heart’s content.
Use Ceiling Space
Just like you can use your wall space for a storage solution, your ceiling can also come in handy. We love the idea of this ceiling mounted clothes dryer. It’s a refreshing, room-saving alternative to traditional drying racks, which can take up a lot of floor space. You can also get a wall mounted clothes dryer if you don’t want to hang anything from your ceiling. Both options attach easily with a few screws.
Use Your Doors
For anyone with who’s short on space in their laundry room, hanging hampers are a dream. These can be easily affixed to the back of your door. To make your own hanging hamper, grab an old pillowcase, a pair of scissors and two door hooks. Simply cut a slit in one side of each end of the pillowcase, put a door hook through each slit, and presto! An (almost) instant laundry storage solution.
Laundry rooms need storage space. Detergent, bleach, dryer sheets, stain removers and other cleaning supplies should to be put somewhere, and if you have kids, they need to be stored somewhere safe. These products can be extremely dangerous if they are ingested, or if they come into contact with skin.
Take a hint from our first tip and get cabinets affixed to the wall, out of the reach of children. You can also use floor storage space (like under the laundry room sink) to install a pull-out laundry hamper.
Another idea? Use a storage hutch to house a host of laundry room necessities, ranging from cleaning products to your ironing board to sewing machines and sewing supplies.
Just because you don’t have a lot of room with which to work doesn’t mean you can’t make room to move. Life can be chaotic — we get it — but these space saving storage solutions will help keep the chaos contained so you can keep your clothes clean.