3 Ways to Organize Your Laundry Room

by Maryann Ross Levanti 05/01/2022

If you’re looking for a way to make your laundry days easier and more efficient, organization is the best place to start. Creating storage and organizing your laundry room will help you every step of the process. Here are a few clever ideas for laundry room storage and organization to inspire you.

Mounted Drying Racks

Clothes that require air-drying take up an enormous amount of space. If you don’t have a clothesline in the backyard, you’re likely using up a lot of room to hang individual items properly so they can dry. One great way to solve this problem is with mounted drying racks. By attaching drying racks to the wall, you’ll save floor space and keep damp clothes out of the way. To make a mounted drying rack, you can use wooden dowels and plywood to make a ladder-shape. Attach to the wall with cord or small chains and add a hook to keep it upright when you’re not using it. Now you can dry multiple clothing items on the same rack all while keeping the laundry room (and rest of the home) clear.

Labeled Sorting Bins

Sorting your laundry is important for keeping your clothes in their best condition. Some fabrics require different care, such as specific temperatures, fabric softener or specific detergents. Many also like to separate light and dark clothing to avoid staining. For extra precision in your laundry process, you can sort your laundry by category so that you always know how many clean socks you’ll need to track down at the end of the load.

The best way to go about this strategy is to use bins or baskets bought from any hobby or organizer store. Label each container so you know exactly what’s in it without needing to dig through dirty clothes. Keep the containers close to the washer to save even more time when putting together your next load of laundry.

Use Vertical Surfaces

Adding shelves to the wall is a tried-and-true storage strategy, but you can store items on more surfaces than just the wall. Stackable washer and dryer units with at least one side exposed provide an opportunity to attach hooks, hangers and more. You can affix some of this hardware using powerful magnets, but heavy-duty adhesive strips also work well and come off cleanly if you change your mind. With this trick you can hang smaller items like lint rollers, scissors, stain-removal pens and more.

The back of a door is another perfect place to add storage. If your laundry room has a door or a closet, you can attach many storage solutions to the back. One of the simplest and most efficient ideas is to add some heavy-duty hooks so you can hang your ironing board. Since it folds up mostly flat, you won’t have to worry about it sticking out and taking up extra room when attached to the door.

Laundry might feel like a chore, but with these tips you can make it a smoother process.

About the Author

Maryann Ross Levanti

I'm Maryann Ross Levanti, looking forward to meeting you and helping you find your new home and/or sell your current one. I've lived in Fairfield County the majority of my life - grew up in Westport, (Coleytown, Coleytown, Staples), undergrad at UPenn, masters from Edinburgh, Scotland. I'm ABR and GRI certified, and hold a broker's license in real estate, as well as a provisional appraiser license. Additionally, I am the exclusive agent for CCO Habitats - a HOBI award winning building company which regularly offers new construction homes as well as renovated homes to the market in Westport. In my 20 plus years of selling homes, I've learned many things - among them - the customer is not always right. Nor am I. However, if we work together we have a much better chance of being correct and either getting your home sold or finding the home that best suits your needs. Yes, I'm outspoken and opinionated. But anyone with a license can open a door - wouldn't you rather have doors opened by someone who actually tells you the truth and is willing to put her years of experience and knowledge into working 24/7 for you to help you understand what you're getting into? You may not always like what you hear, and there are no crystal balls in this business. But I believe an informed decision is always better. Hopefully you do too! As a yearly winner of the Connecticut Five Star Realtor award and frequently repeated recipient of customer service awards indicate; my priority is you, my client, and my clients appreciate it. Put my local knowledge, professional skills, ethics and dedication to work for you - give me a call 203.984.5157.