The laundry room is often the most unorganized room in the house. There is after all, so much stuff that has to be piled in there and so many products that you have to store. If your laundry room looks like a disaster area, we have a great collection of 30 ways to organize it.
Not only can you get everything organized, we’ve got great ways to add storage, too. So, if you want to store additional items away and out of sight, you can take advantage of these great storage options.
Your laundry room will be clean and well-organized and your life a bit easier. You know you need to organize that room so why not start with these great DIYs and products that we’ve found to help make that organization just a bit easier.
Some of them can be made with things that you may have lying around the house, which makes them effective and cheap. Let’s get started on organizing the laundry room so that you can save a bit of time when it comes to getting the laundry done and give yourself a little peace of mind while you’re at it.
Over the Door Organizer
The space behind your door is probably wasted and there is so much that you could do with it when it comes to organizing your laundry room. A cheap and simple over the door organizer will do wonders in helping you to keep things neatly in place. You just hang it over the back of the door and then fill the compartments with cleaning or laundry supplies. You may be amazed at how much you can actually fit in one of these things and for less than $10, you just can’t beat the storage and organizing potential.
Available on Amazon.com
Small Side Baskets
That annoying empty space between the wall and the washer that just won’t really hold anything can actually be very useful in organizing and storage. If your laundry room is only semi-hidden by a wall, you can use that tiny little space (or any tiny little space that you have available) to hold small plastic or metal baskets. The baskets can then be used to store laundry necessities or just about anything else. The key to good organization is to make use of any space that you have available and these little baskets will certainly do that.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Wafflingdesign
Organize It All Iron Board Holder
For under $15, you can completely organize your iron and other ironing essentials and save a bit of space at the same time. This iron board holder mounts on the wall to hold your ironing board plus it gives you a spot to hang up your iron and to store starch, spray bottles or other ironing necessities. It takes up very little space and is much better than having those things sitting around where they are in the way. It installs easily on the wall and is a great space saver so you don’t have to stand the ironing board up behind the door or wherever it is you normally keep it.
Available on Amazon.com
DIY Ladder Laundry Rack
Ok, so you need a laundry rack to dry things that can’t be tumbled but you don’t really have space on the walls to install it. This ladder laundry rack actually installs on the ceiling so it’s a really good space saver. You need an old ladder and the hardware to hang it. It attaches to the ceiling where it is completely out of the way and you can use it to hang things that can’t otherwise be dried. Put hooks on it for easier reach or you could just hang hangers and other items on the ladder rungs. Not only is it functional, it’s really adorable, too.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Littlelucylu
Labeled Canvas Baskets
If you have shelving or you are planning on adding shelves, think about how you can better organize the things that you will store on those shelves. Canvas baskets are really not that expensive and they are great for helping you to keep things where they belong. Just add labels to the baskets and store them in shelves or cubbies. Label one for bathroom cleaning supplies for instance and you will know exactly where all of your bathroom cleaning supplies are kept so you won’t have to go digging through tons of cleaning products to find what you need. Plus, the canvas bins are easy to clean with just a damp cloth so spills are not a problem.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Abowlfulloflemons
Mason Jar Organizing
If you have a few mason jars, a piece of wood and some standard clamps, you can create a great little organizer to hang on the wall of your laundry room. These are really neat for holding smaller items like lost change and other things that may fall out of the dryer or pens and markers that you find in the laundry (hopefully before you wash them). You just use the clamps to hold the jars onto the wood and then hang it on the wall or the back of your laundry room door. This is one of the easiest DIY organizers out there and one that will certainly help you to keep your laundry room a bit cleaner.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Thediyplaybook
Laundry Closet Conversion
If all you have is a laundry inset and you want to turn it into an actual laundry room, you can and you can do it all yourself. By adding doors (if you don’t already have them) with shelving built in, you will have as much storage and organizing space as you would in a real laundry room. Plus, the doors will allow you to hide away the washer and dryer when they are not in use, making that entire area look cleaner and more organized. Shelving can be built into your doors wide enough to hold even the largest of laundry detergent bottles and you can add shelves on top of the washer and dryer to hold baskets and other larger items.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Finehomebuilding
You know those mismatched socks that you have laying on the dryer? The ones that you just can never find the mates to? Instead of losing socks and having to forever look for the proper matches, use these neat little sock savers and never lose those socks again. All you need are mesh lingerie bags, enough so that everyone in the family can have one. When they take off their socks, just have them place them into their own little bag. When the bags are full, you can wash them and the best part is, you can wash the bag as well. You just throw the entire bag into the washer and the socks stay inside. You’ll never spend hours hunting down socks again and you can get rid of that mismatched sock pile in the laundry room.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Betterinbulk
Laundry Soap Storage
So laundry soap comes in its own container, right? Right, but those containers are boring and can make your laundry room look unkempt. A better idea is to create these really cute storage containers for those powders and liquids. Not only do they look better, they allow you to see instantly how much laundry soap you have on hand. Having all of your soaps and softeners in clear containers will make the room look much more organized and you never have to worry about starting a load only to find out that you’re out of laundry soap. You will be able to see how low you are getting every time you step into the room.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Thehouseonhillbrook
Functional Storage Shelf and Clothing Rod
Adding more functional space in the laundry room really could be as easy as putting up a shelf and adding a bar for hanging clothes. In the space above and behind the washer and dryer, think about hanging a shelf and under the shelf, add a clothing rod. The shelf will help to keep baskets and other larger items off the floor and the clothing rod will be perfect for things that can’t be dried in the dryer. Plus, it helps to keep everything neatly organized and just having those things off the floor will give you much more space.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Houseofhepworths