Is your laundry room a cluttered mess? If so, you aren't alone. Countless homeowners struggle to create a neat and tidy laundry room due to the nature of this space. When you're constantly washing and drying clothes, you probably won't have much free space to store things. As a result, your laundry room may become cluttered and messy. But whether you have a small or large laundry room, there are ways to keep it organized, including the solutions listed here.
Consider replacing your current washing machine and dryer with a combo unit. Known as a combo washer-dryer, it lives up to its namesake by featuring a single compartment in which clothes are washed and dried. Some people assume these units are the same as stackable units, but this isn't necessarily true. Stackable units have two compartments -- one for washing clothes and another for drying clothes -- whereas combo washer-dryers have a single compartment. Using a combo washer-dryer is a great way to save space in your laundry room.
Hang a Shoe Rack
Assuming your laundry room has a door, take advantage of the space directly behind the door by hanging a shoe rack on it. You don't have to necessarily use it for shoes. While storing shoes here is always an option, you can use this rack for any purpose. Among other things, it's great for storing clothes hangers, dirty clothes, laundry products, spare socks and other items.
Install More Shelves
If you're laundry room has limited storage space, consider installing more shelves. Most builders only hang shelves up to a certain height -- a height reachable by most adults while standing. You can install additional shelves higher, however, in your laundry room to create more storage space. Keep in mind that you may need a step stool to access them, but this is a small price to pay considering the value offered by additional shelves.
Watch the Laundry Baskets
Laundry baskets are large and bulky, thereby taking up significant space wherever they are stored. Because of this, it's recommended that you keep your laundry baskets out of your laundry room. This may sound contradictory, considering that laundry baskets are designed to hold clothes, but it's still a great way to keep your laundry room nice and tidy.
Don't let your laundry room turn into a cluttered mess. Follow the tips listed here to keep it organized.