Small Laundry Room Organization Ideas. The easy ways we maximized the storage and functionality of our small laundry room.
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Small Laundry Room Organization Ideas
Maximizing the functionality of our small laundry room has taken about two years. It’s a long, narrow room that is roughly 10 feet by 3 feet with a nook that’s a few feet wider. I’ve finally gotten it to a place where it, for the most part, meets our laundry and storage needs.
I’m sharing all my ideas for organizing a small laundry room below!
IDEA No. 1: Stack the washer and dryer.
One of the very first things we did was remove the wire rack above the washer and dryer and by a stacking kit so we could stack them. That gave us room to add a decent sized backup fridge, which we got on clearance at a local appliance shop.
IDEA No. 2: Add more cabinets and cubbies!
On the back wall, I used these Peel and Stick Vinyl Wall Planks. They were super easy to do and only took me about an hour to install.
Since we had eliminated the wire rack over the washer and dryer, the room was lacking in hidden storage so we purchased a raw wood cabinet. We painted it and added black knobs before installing it on the wall, along with a simple shelf. The self is the perfect place to store extra towels in cute little wire baskets.
IDEA No. 3: Use acrylic organizers to display frequently-used items.
A spinning makeup organizer is perfect for storing my essential oils collection since I use them pretty much daily!
IDEA No. 5: Make use of rolling storage.
A Mobile Utility Cart fits perfectly next to the fridge to store my laundry pods, a clothing steamer, and extra linens. I also have our hand-held vacuum hanging on the wall in that small space.
Our big vacuum and mop are in the little “Harry Potter Closet” under the stairs, which is the half door you see. You have to hunch over to go in there, so it’s not my favorite space, but it’s still extra storage, so I’ll take it!
IDEA No. 6: Hang a shoe organizer on the back of the door to organize small items.
I have six of these over-the-door shoe organizers on the back of various doors in our house. They’re so great for organizing.
IDEA No. 7: Hide eyesores with hinged wall art.
I electrical panel was such an eyesore until we hung an oversize wood sign over it using hinges. It’s still easy to access the panel, but we no longer have to see it!
IDEA No. 8: Outsource the laundry.
I saved the best for last! 🙂
For Valentine’s Day this year, I gifted everyone in my house their own laundry basket. Because nothing says “I love you” like teaching them to do their own laundry (and making them all separate their undies from their pants themselves from now on)!
Why is this on the list? Everyone’s laundry basket is in their closet, and they each have a designated laundry day. That means the laundry room is never overflowing with tons of dirty clothes.
Surprisingly, my kids (ages 8, 10, and 12) seem to enjoy doing their own laundry. The only person who complains is the Hubby, LOL!
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