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The laundry room gets a bad rap. It’s not relaxing like the bedroom, entertaining like the family room, or delicious like the kitchen. It’s just a place for chores and dust bunnies, right? Not so fast. The laundry room can actually be a soothing, welcoming place when it’s well organized, attractive, and makes smart use of space.
To that end, we rounded up 25 laundry room organization hacks guaranteed to make your space the absolute best it can be. Think smart laundry room storage ideas and solutions like magnetic bins, rolling carts, and installed racks for hanging. Get inventive with dedicated bins for lint and socks just waiting to be reunited as a pair. Maximize space with clever small-space storage solutions for maximum functionality. And don’t forget to make it fun with cheeky signage and decorative accents.
Our laundry room organization ideas pull from smart blogger solutions and DIYs, plus affordable products you can buy online right now that will change the game by creating a more functional space than you ever thought possible. Whatever the specs of your own laundry room at home, these laundry room organization ideas and storage solutions will help transform the space into a room where you actually want to be. (Move over, bedroom!)
Use a slim rolling laundry cart.
Designate a drip-dry zone.
Install a clothesline so delicates and workout clothes have a place to drip-dry. Short on space? Try a basic rod with hangers or a collapsible style that is designed to tuck away.
Create a miscellaneous items container.
We're talking change, buttons, basically a landing zone for all miscellaneous items that emerge from the wash and you don't know what to do with.
Separate your laundry into bins.
Here's another way to get your family members to help out with sorting the laundry: Each number represents a different kind of item (like white clothes or colorful garments).
Alesandra is a digital travel and lifestyle journalist based in Los Angeles whose work has appeared in Good Housekeeping, Woman’s Day, Prevention, Insider, Glamour, Shondaland, AFAR, Parents, TODAY and countless other online and print outlets. Alesandra has a masters degree in journalism with an emphasis on cultural reporting and criticism from NYU, and a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley. An avid traveler, she trots the globe with her husband and their twins.
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