Do you feel like you’re constantly battling against the laundry? Are you struggling to find ways to fit everything in your small laundry room? You’re not alone! Many people find themselves in the same predicament.
Like many other people, we love to watch videos on reorganising or restocking our laundry and learning ways in which people utilise their space. Laundry rooms tend to be one of the quickest spaces to become cluttered and a dumping ground for items that need to be put away.
Are you feeling overwhelmed with a small laundry room? Needing help to find a way to utilise the space and get the most bang for your buck? Say goodbye to a messy laundry with these simple yet effective tips!
Here are our top six ideas to help get the most out of your laundry room:
1. Plan your customised laundry
There are so many laundry room storage ideas, but ultimately you want to make sure that it works for you and your family. Think about what you use most often and store those items within reach, with less frequently used items stored away. If you have a laundry room with a sink, consider storing cleaning supplies underneath the sink or in a nearby cupboard.
Another way to make the most of your laundry room storage is by utilising wall space. Wall-mounted shelves are great for laundry rooms because they provide extra storage without taking up valuable floor space. You can use these shelves to keep cleaning products and other items in a safe place, or you can use them to store items out of reach of children and pets.
2. Organised Labelled Jars
Most laundries are filled with items of all shapes and sizes and they are difficult to keep in a tidy and efficient manner. Consider labelled jars to better organise your cleaning products. Not only do these look fantastic in unison with their relevant labels, they are great for the environment if you choose to buy cleaning products in bulk with minimal packaging.
Since supermarket purchased product packaging can come in all shapes and sizes, purchasing labelled jars gives you greater control of your space. They can be packed away neatly, unlike all of the boxes and bottles you buy your supplies in. This can be beautifully displayed on your shelf or stored away in a cupboard.
From a practical standpoint, make sure to keep your everyday products within close range and easily accessible. You may choose to colour code your jars to make sure you don’t accidentally pick up the wrong item.
3. Get sorted with a laundry basket
With the right kind of systems in place, you can run your laundry room far more efficiently. A great quality laundry basket system will have different sections for towels, colours, whites and delicates.
Get into the habit of separating your laundry when putting it into the washing hamper. It’s also a great idea to encourage your children to place their dirty clothing in the right space. For some, we may need to encourage our partners to do the same. This saves you time later in the week when you need to pull every item out to see what can and can’t be washed together.
Laundry hampers don’t take up as much space as you might think and are cost effective. For those with very limited space in small apartments, a system of laundry bags might work for you in a similar way. These can be stored in cupboards or on hooks and will save you valuable floor space.
4. Add a pop of colour
The laundry room can feel quite drab and uninviting. By adding a pop of colour, you can brighten up the space and make it feel more inviting. This could be in the form of the items you place in the laundry such as laundry baskets, laundry hampers or even storage containers.
Bring your laundry room to life with a plant (or fake plant if you’re like me and maybe forget to water them!). Colour can help brighten up your space and it doesn’t have to be big to make a difference. If you don’t have the space, consider a hanging plant or an artwork on the wall.
You could also consider painting a feature wall in a brighter colour. This will really help to make the laundry feel like its own space and not just an afterthought.
If you have the space, consider adding a colourful small table and chair to the laundry. This can be a great spot to fold clothes or even just somewhere to place your laundry basket when you’re not using it.
5. Add storage cubes
Storage cubes are extremely popular and versatile to every room in your house, especially your laundry. They can be filled with spare towels, sheets, fabric softener, first aid products and many other items that tend to be kept in the laundry.
You can find storage cubes in a variety of designs and colours, so you can definitely find options that will match your laundry’s décor. And if you want to get really creative, you could even use them as a laundry hamper.
With the right shelving and storage cube combination you can store items right to the ceiling and make use of all that space that is often left empty in laundry rooms.
So if you are looking for a way to get the most out of your laundry room, storage cubes are definitely the way to go!
6. Hang your ironing board
This is a fantastic way to create more space as Ironing boards can be difficult to store, especially if you’re working with a small space. Hooks are extremely cost effective and they simply go over the top of the door.
If you want to take it a step further, you can buy an over the door ironing board hanger. This is great for people renting as you do not need to drill any holes and worry about not getting your bond back.
Practical little items like this really can make your laundry room far tidier and more efficient. It’s a great way to save space and keep your laundry room looking neat and tidy.
What do you think? Will some of these tips work in your laundry room? No matter how you choose to organise your laundry room, the important thing is that it works for you and your family. With a little bit of planning, you can make sure that your laundry room is both functional and stylish.
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