Laundry Area Organization

Is your laundry room so cluttered that you can barely use it? Is there little to no storage or space to do your laundry like you want when you want? Use these steps to make the most of the space that you do have and get your laundry room organized. It doesn’t matter if you have a large space or a small closet, these steps can help you to improve your laundry room so that you can be more efficient when you do your laundry.

1) First, consider what you really need. Make a wish list and don’t think that you don’t have room for things like a folding table, ironing board, or a hanging bar for drying clothes and getting them ready for the closet. These are just the basics, but they all can fit into even the smallest of spaces.

2) Ironing may seem like an impossible task in a cramped laundry room. However, with a folding ironing board or one that is mounted to the wall, you can make it easy in the smallest of laundry rooms. You really only need a couple of inches of space to fit it into your laundry room. Simply fold it down when you’re ready and fold it back up when you’re done.

3) Now, you may be thinking that there is no way you could fit a folding table into your laundry room. However, there are ways to fit them in. You can buy a folding table that slides between or beside your washer and dryer. You can pull it out when you need it and then put it back. Another option is to mount a board over the washer and dryer. Mounting on hinges means that you’ll be able to fold it down, right over the washer and dryer, and then fold it back up when you’re done. You can install a simple latch or lock to make sure that it doesn’t swing open when you don’t want it to. Some people simply keep a board beside the washer or dryer and lay it across the top when they’re ready to fold. Consider the option and decide what will be the most usable option for you.

4) Most laundry rooms only have one shelf. Adding a couple of shelves or even cabinets can make a big difference in your storage space. You can use inexpensive wire shelving so that you have a place to hang items that you need to dry or organize before you put them away. You can also install a hanging bar or use a rolling garment rack to hang and organize clothing. Stock up on good clothes hangers so that you are never searching for the right hangers when it’s time to fold. When your laundry room is in order, your housekeeping will seem so much easier.

About the Author: Charlie Hafter is on the staff of Closet Hanger Factory, a leading online resource for clothes hangers. Get all of the closet and clothes hanger accessories you could need at, which is recognized worldwide for their excellent quality hangers.