How To Organize Your Laundry Room

The key to good laundry room organization is to give everything a dedicated home.

Laundry day is never fun, but we’ll walk you through some practical organization tips to help make it run a little bit smoother.

To efficiently organize your laundry room:

  • Give everything a home
  • Keep popular items easy to reach
  • Dedicate drying and folding space
  • Make organization part of the decor
  • Get creative in small spaces

We’ll cover each organizational tip in more detail.

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Give Everything a Home

The key to good organization is to give everything a dedicated home. That way, you know where to find it when you need it, and know exactly where to put it when you’re finished with it.

In a laundry room, you’ll especially want to give a home to:

  • Hampers and baskets. To avoid the laundry basket being thrown in a corner or on top of the washer, dedicate a space to house it out of the way so it’s not a nuisance. If you prefer not having to look at your laundry hampers and baskets, you can remodel your cabinets to include custom-fit, pull-out drawers for hampers.
  • Detergents and solvents. Put bottles of detergents, fabric softener, stain remover, and other cleaners in bins or baskets to keep them from being scattered all over a shelf.

When giving everything a home, make sure to keep everyday items easily accessible.

Keep Popular Items Easy to Reach

An efficient laundry room has your most-used products in easy to reach areas.

To keep things easy to reach, store commonly used goods:

  • On middle shelves (so you don’t have to stretch or bend)
  • On the bottom shelf of upper cabinets
  • In cabinets/drawers next to what you need them for (e.g., dryer sheets in a drawer next to the dryer)

Even space to dry and fold clothes shouldn’t be too inconvenient for you.

Dedicate Drying and Folding Space

A dedicated drying space can keep clothes from hanging all over your laundry room.

It’s important to dedicate space to dry and fold clothes, so you don’t have them hanging and laying all over your laundry room.

If you don’t want to pull out a drying rack every time you need to hang dry clothes, you can:

  • Hang wall drying racks. These are great for small spaces, since they stay up and out of the way when you don’t need them. You can find ones that fold out from the wall at an angle, or extend from the wall horizontally like an accordion.
  • Put up hanging rods. If you have some extra wall space, you can install rods (or throw up some tension rods) with some hangers for space to hang dry clothes.
  • Remodel your cabinets. If you want to keep hanging clothes out of sight, you can install tall cabinets with rods, allowing you to hang dry clothes inside the cabinets. For more laundry room cabinet ideas, visit our blog “5 Laundry Room Cabinet Ideas.”

A dedicated folding space might be trickier, but you can set aside countertop space or easily add a small countertop on top of your washer and dryer.

Wherever you decide to hang and fold clothes, make the space your own by making it part of your decor.

Make Organization Part of the Decor

The best part about organizing your laundry room is making it part of the decor and bringing in your own unique style.

To make organization part of the decor, try:

  • Matching storage: Whether you prefer wicker baskets or sleek metal bins, matching storage adds some style to your laundry room while keeping everything in its place.
  • Glass bottles and jars: Using clear (or colored for some added style) glass bottles and jars to hold things like detergents, stain remover, and dryer sheets helps give your laundry room a cleaner, more upscale look. This also allows you to downsize, so you’re not lifting heavy jugs every time you do laundry.
  • Small accents: While you may not have much additional space for decorating in your laundry room, small accents can have a big impact. Try adding small plants, artwork, plaques, or decorative jugs/vases on shelves or countertop corners to make the space your own.

When organizing your laundry room, make use of every space you have—even the small ones.

Get Creative in Small Spaces

Working in a tiny space? You’ll likely need to get creative with storage solutions and make use of:

  • Washer/dryer exteriors: Magnetic baskets on the side of the washer and dryer are great for storing dryer sheets, stain remover, and small jars of detergent or fabric softener.
  • Rolling carts or free-standing shelves: Get a narrow rolling cart to store goods in that awkward space between your washer and dryer. If you have the space, try a metal rack against a wall for an economical shelving solution.
  • Doors racks: Hanging a rack with baskets or shelves on your door can give you an additional several feet of storage that you won’t be using otherwise.

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