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.
DIY Storage Shelves
So, we keep talking about shelves but that is honestly the best way to get more space in any room. These DIY storage shelves can be built for less than $30. They are great because they utilize dead space between the washer and the wall. If you have such a space, you can create shelving that will perfectly fit in there and use those shelves to keep your baskets off the floor. Even if you add a shelf above the washer and dryer, these side wall shelves are a must if you have the room. Plus, they are super easy to install and really cheap.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Thehappyhomebodies
Pegboards are absolutely wonderful for giving you more storage space. They attach to the wall which means they take up very little space themselves and there is just so much that you can do with them. This pegboard storage space is perfectly designed for holding brooms, mops and other larger items to keep them off the floor. Instead of sticking them behind the door, hang them up and really get that laundry room organized. You can even add little baskets for holding other cleaning supplies or keep all of your laundry room essentials right there on the pegboard. You can build this wall storage solution for less than $30 and that includes the baskets to hold things.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Theposhspace
Ironing Board Top for Washer and Dryer
So, instead of having a bulky ironing board that you have to find room to store, why not turn the top of your washer and dryer into an ironing board? This project is so neat and will really help you to save space. You’ll need to cut a piece of plywood to cover the top of your appliances and use foam covered with fabric to actually create the ironing surface. This is just such a neat little idea and one that will not only save space but make your washer and dryer look great. It’s an excellent idea for older machines that may be a bit battered and bruised on top because it covers those imperfections and makes them look nearly new again.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Designdishes
Making Them Match
Sometimes all you need to do is just make things match a little better. If you have shelves and you still feel like your laundry room is out of control, take the day and just begin organizing everything into their own little places. Canvas totes with labels, jars with labels – actually, everything with labels is perfect. Even in the smallest laundry spaces, there is room for decorating and organizing. Begin by organizing shelves and then maybe add a coat of paint or a few pictures. You will be surprised at how much space you actually have when everything is where it should be.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Eatsleepdecorate
All Purpose Shelves
These shelves are perfect for garages, storage buildings and even laundry rooms. They come in a variety of sizes so if you aren’t really keen on building your own shelving system, you can just mix and match these to your specific needs. They’re really not expensive – around $10 for a three foot long shelf – so you can afford to put up as many as you need. Plus, they install really easily with just a screwdriver and they’re built to last. You can keep your baskets, laundry detergents or anything else you want on them and save space.
Available on Amazon.com
Tilted Basket Shelving
Ok, so if you aren’t what we would consider tall, then shelves above the washer and dryer may not seem like a good idea. What you can do instead is to tilt those shelves. Tilted shelves are perfect for holding laundry baskets and as long as you get shelving that has a small lip it will keep the baskets from falling off. This makes it much easier to reach and still lets you get those bulky baskets off the floor and out of the way. Like we always say, if you are going to organize you are definitely going to need shelves.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Holdontoyourhatsblog
Under the Sink Organizer
Now, this organizing idea is originally for the kitchen but if you have a sink in the laundry room, it’s a great idea for in there as well. You just have to hang hooks to hold gloves and other hangable items. If you don’t have a sink but you still like the thought of being able to hang things, why not add those hooks under your shelves, on the backside of the door or anywhere else you can. You could actually have hooks up and down the wall to hold all types of laundry room items and to keep those items from cluttering up the shelves or floor.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Marthastewart
Come and Get It Bins
This is an idea that will help you to organize the laundry room and save time. You just need to purchase a few bins that will serve as washed and folded laundry baskets for every bedroom. When you do the laundry, simply put clothes in bins for each person in the house. They can then keep the bins in their rooms for returning dirty laundry when it comes time to wash again or just flatten the bins down and store them in the laundry room until next time. You can buy collapsible canvas or fabric bins for just a couple of dollars each.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Realsimple
Camouflage Your Laundry Room
If your laundry room is an extension of the bathroom or other room in the home, organizing it may be as simple as adding doors to cover it up when it’s not in use. Double louvered doors will hide away the washer and dryer and other laundry essentials when you are not using them. You can buy doors at your local home improvement store or find some at a thrift store or flea market. Sometimes you’ll get a really good deal on older doors that may just need a coat of paint to refresh them and make them look new again.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Southernliving
Hangers can really make things look unorganized when they are just lying around. Instead of piling those hangers on top of the dryer or having them hang empty on your drying rack, consider one of these great hanger stackers instead. They cost less than $20 and will really help you to save space and keep those hangers from cluttering up your laundry room. You just stack the hangers neatly on them when they are not being used so it helps to eliminate clutter and ensures that you can always find hangers when you need them.
Available on Amazon.com
Great Laundry Room DIY Project – Make Your Own Washer/Dryer Pedestals
DIY Instructions and Project Credit –ana-white
This great laundry room project is an absolute must for those who really like pedestals but don’t really want to shell out a few hundred bucks to buy them. The project comes from Ana White and what you end up with is a beautiful wooden pedestal that can hold anything you want it to. The bottom is open so you can put baskets in it to keep your laundry separated. Just label where the baskets go and you have a very organized laundry room. This is a great project for busy moms who just never seem to have enough time to keep laundry organized.