Laundry Room Organization Tips

by Carolyn Andrews 07/31/2022

If you’re looking for a way to make your laundry days easier and more efficient, organization is the best place to start. Creating storage and organizing your laundry room will help you every step of the process. Here are a few clever ideas for laundry room storage and organization to inspire you.

Mounted Drying Racks

Clothes that require air-drying take up an enormous amount of space. If you don’t have a clothesline in the backyard, you’re likely using up a lot of room to hang individual items properly so they can dry. One great way to solve this problem is with mounted drying racks. By attaching drying racks to the wall, you’ll save floor space and keep damp clothes out of the way. To make a mounted drying rack, you can use wooden dowels and plywood to make a ladder-shape. Attach to the wall with cord or small chains and add a hook to keep it upright when you’re not using it. Now you can dry multiple clothing items on the same rack all while keeping the laundry room (and rest of the home) clear.

Labeled Sorting Bins

Sorting your laundry is important for keeping your clothes in their best condition. Some fabrics require different care, such as specific temperatures, fabric softener or specific detergents. Many also like to separate light and dark clothing to avoid staining. For extra precision in your laundry process, you can sort your laundry by category so that you always know how many clean socks you’ll need to track down at the end of the load.

The best way to go about this strategy is to use bins or baskets bought from any hobby or organizer store. Label each container so you know exactly what’s in it without needing to dig through dirty clothes. Keep the containers close to the washer to save even more time when putting together your next load of laundry.

Use Vertical Surfaces

Adding shelves to the wall is a tried-and-true storage strategy, but you can store items on more surfaces than just the wall. Stackable washer and dryer units with at least one side exposed provide an opportunity to attach hooks, hangers and more. You can affix some of this hardware using powerful magnets, but heavy-duty adhesive strips also work well and come off cleanly if you change your mind. With this trick you can hang smaller items like lint rollers, scissors, stain-removal pens and more.

The back of a door is another perfect place to add storage. If your laundry room has a door or a closet, you can attach many storage solutions to the back. One of the simplest and most efficient ideas is to add some heavy-duty hooks so you can hang your ironing board. Since it folds up mostly flat, you won’t have to worry about it sticking out and taking up extra room when attached to the door.

Laundry might feel like a chore, but with these tips you can make it a smoother process.

About the Author

Carolyn Andrews

Carolyn Andrews has over 30 years licensed Brokerage experience in both California and Colorado. Born in England, Carolyn moved to California in 1980, then relocated to Denver, Colorado in 1991. Carolyn has also received recognition for Top Sales at RE/MAX Alliance Aurora in 2007-2008 and is a member of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame & Chairman’s Club, as well as a recipient of the ReMax Lifetime Achievement Award. Carolyn has sold over 2000 homes personally in her career. Carolyn has been actively involved in many aspects of the Real Estate business including investment property, luxury homes, mountain resort property, skiin/ski out, REO/default management, loss mitigation, valuations, and disposition. She has been a speaker and panelist at several conferences and has been consulted on many occasions by various organizations in the REO/financial industries for her expertise and served on many boards. She has attended numerous ongoing classes to stay abreast of changes in the ever-evolving Real Estate industry. She is the prior State Director for Colorado for VAREP(Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals). She is a member of 3 boards of Realtors including Metro Denver, Colorado Springs and Summit County mountain areas. She heads up The Andrews Group and is or has been an active member of NAR, CAR,REOMAC, CIPS, CRS, AREAA, NAPW, NAHREP, and is an original member of the ELITEReal Estate network. She was ranked #1 for most homes sold in Denver 2007 by Denver Board of Realtors, #2 for 2008, and #2 for 2009, #5 in 2010 and #4 in 2011 and has been consistently in the top 10 ever since. Carolyn Andrews has been a top rated Endorsed Local Provider for the Dave Ramsey Organization and also a Top Producing agent for 2018 for the Homelight Company.