Some people have beautiful laundry rooms and some people have laundry closets on the side of a guest room or in a basement that are not as beautiful. I have a laundry closet, but wish I had a laundry room. To make my laundry closet more organized and attractive, here are the tasks I did to make it work more efficiently and look pretty too.
Laundry Room Closet Organization!
I used these wicker bins to hold stuff that are not frequently used but needed in the home. You may have seen these bins before. I used them in my kitchen before my kitchen remodel project this year. Click and check it out. Repurposing bins is my favorite tip to share with others. The labels were made from Martha Stewart labels made by Avery. Here is example of similar ones I used at Amazon: Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery Brown Kraft Labels Classic, 1-5/8″ x 1-3/4″, 36/Pack Since the cardstock would not stick to the hard wicker, I used this: Command Outdoor Light Clips, 16-Clip, 4-Pack from Amazon. I had them from last year.
Don’t they look so pretty now that they have a new purpose? The benefits of using wicker is that you don’t see the plumbing in the back of them.
The bin for the extra laundry supplies were used in my hallway pantry upstairs. But, since the kitchen was redone, I didn’t need to use it for that purpose anymore. I decided to use them to hold the large supply bottles so they don’t destroy the shelf.
Then, I added one large bin for extra cleaning supplies from the wholesale store that I pull from when I need to refill the smaller bottles.
I also have my clean clothes laundry baskets that I use to sort the folded clothes after they come out of the dryer. These baskets stay in the laundry closet shelf until we need them. Here is the post that explains how I use them: Laundry Chore Organized and Finished.
I also needed to find a place to hang clothes to dry because we have lots of clothes that need to be dried in the dryer. I installed a retractable single line from one end of the folding door frame to the other for drying clothes similar to this one from Amazon: Indoor Outdoor Housekeeping Laundry Clothing Accessories Retractable Single Line .
Then, since I do not have a sink =( in my basement, I purchased this dish tub that collapses to soak items in when needed. Here is where you can buy it from Amazon: Prepworks from Progressive International CDT-1 Collapsible Dish Tub I place it on top of my washer to catch any spills from the laundry detergent dispenser I store on the shelf above. It works nicely.
By doing all of these updates, it has helped everyone know where everything goes and it kept the clutter to a minimum. I love it! It’s like I have a laundry room, well, not really. What ideas do you use in your laundry room closet? Please comment below.