In most homes, the laundry room is a small space that's tucked away and out of sight. Unfortunately, this can make it challenging to keep the place organized, especially if you don't use or even see it every day. From building custom cabinets to buying some simple bins, there are many ways to fix this problem. To make laundry feel like less of a chore, follow these tips and plan an area that puts storage first.
How to Save Storage Space in Your Laundry Room
1. Put Shelves in Corners
Corners are often underused spaces in laundry rooms, especially if they're oddly shaped. Installing shelves or custom cabinets in these areas will make them more functional, giving you new storage space for your laundry supplies and cleaning materials.
2. Build a Folding Station
Adding a wall-mounted desk in your laundry room will make folding and ironing clothes far easier. Modern designs, such as fold-down wall cabinets, allow you to save space while providing an additional surface to the room.
3. Install a Drying Rack on Your Wall
To maximize your utility space, mount a rack on one of the blank walls for hanging your towels, small linens, and wet clothes that can't be dried. A stretchable frame that you can tuck away after every use will help save even more room and keep the area uncluttered.
4. Use Over-the-Door Racks
The door is another space that's often forgotten when you're thinking about storage. Hanging racks on the back of it will let you store laundry supplies in a place that would otherwise be empty. You can also use mount hooks on the wall next to the entrance to keep your cleaning materials, hangers, and laundry bags organized.
5. Place Baskets Inside Your Cabinets
If your custom cabinets aren't adding as much storage space as you'd like, enhance them further by adding baskets or pull-out drawers. These spaces will provide additional room and keep your clothes and supplies neatly stacked.
If you’re planning a laundry room upgrade, Today’s Kitchens in Hartsdale, NY, has you covered. For over 30 years, their design professionals have helped homeowners in Westchester County and Fairfield County, CT, design bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms, enhancing their spaces with custom cabinets and creative lighting fixtures. To schedule a consultation, call (203) 536-1222 or send them a message online.