9 simple Laundry Room Storage Ideas (get it tidy today)

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Are you fed up with the clutter in your laundry room? In this article we’ll look at 9 laundry room storage ideas to help you out.

Plus, this article has some inspiring organization and laundry room hacks too.

Inspiring Laundry Room Organization Ideas and Laundry Room decor
Laundry Room Decor and Laundry Room Organization Ideas



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List of Laundry Room Storage Ideas & Organization Tips

Below you’ll find the list of various ways to organize and store stuff in your laundry room.

Not all of these ideas will work for your home.

Some of these ideas may be better suited for a small laundry, while others are more appropriate for a larger laundry room.

But hopefully at least one of these laundry room storage ideas will help you get tidy and organized.

Scroll through them all to see what’ll work for you.



Install a counter-top over front-loading laundry machines

Build a counter top over the front loading washer and dryer - makes a great Laundry Room Decor and Laundry room organization ideas
You can buy the “Laundry” decal on Etsy (Photo credit: SurfaceInsired on Etsy)

If you have a front-loading washer & dryer then perhaps you could install a laundry room countertop over the top.

The picture above illustrates how beautiful a countertop can look. (The pic is from Etsy where you can buy the “Laundry loads of fun” decal from the Etsy seller SurfaceInspired.

It makes a great folding station, and it provides a convenient place to store:

  • laundry detergent
  • fabric softener
  • dryer sheets
  • and other laundry essentials


You can buy butcher block style counter-tops at most hardware stores.

And interestingly, Amazon has a section called “Workbenches” where you can buy wooden counter-tops.

But before buying just remember to measure twice (measure twice and buy once).

For instance, the length of my washer and dryer are 54″, but remember you need the vertical supports on each side so you’ll need to add this to your basic measurement.

And do you want your washer and dryer tight together or do you want a slide-out cart in between?







Establish a good Laundry Hamper System

Can you tell your clean clothes from your dirty? 

If not you need a better laundry hamper system.

I’ve seen some great DIY options where folks built a floor to ceiling shelving system where each family member puts their laundry baskets on their designated shelf.

If you don’t want to build a shelf, there are pre-made laundry hamper systems out there.

The rolling laundry hamper is about 2.5-feet wide.

Will that fit in your space?

Laundry Room organization idea - rolling laundry hamper with multiple baskets
Rolling laundry hamper

Click here to see this rolling laundry hamper on Amazon.




The hamper system below is cool because it has a shelf on top.

It could act as a mobile clothes folding station for you. (What do you think of that green wall color??)

Rolling laundry hamper with a shelf on top - great for folding and makes a good laundry organization idea
Rolling laundry hamper

Click here to see details of this rolling laundry hamper on Amazon.






3) Slide-out Storage Cart for Small Spaces

Ideaworks Slide Out Storage Tower White, 3-Tier

Lots of people don’t have the luxury of having a huge laundry room.

Space is tight.

And that is perfect for this slide-out laundry storage cart.

It’s on wheels so it can slide in and out between the laundry machines when you need it.

You can put it between your washing machine and dryer and use it to store your detergents, stain removers, dryer sheets and other cleaning supplies.




4) Retractable Clothes Hanger

Stock Your Home Single Foldable Clothing Rack, Wall-Mounted Retractable Clothes Hanger for Laundry Dryer Room, Hanging Drying Rod, Small Collapsible Folding Garment Racks, Dorm Accessories (White)

If you’re tight on space and need something to hang your clothes hangers then check out this retractable hanger.

It folds up tight to the wall when it’s not in use, and pulls out to provide a 10.5-inch wide hanging rod to hang your clothes hangers from.

Click here to see more details.








5) Laundry Room Broom and Mop Holder

I don’t know about you, but our laundry room is the headquarters for cleaning supplies in our house.

And it gets so IRRITATING when the broom handle flops over and tries to trip me. (I swear it’s out to get me!)

This broom holder rack has 5 slots so it should help contain your malicious brooms, mops, dusters, etc… This is on my “to buy” list.

Laundry Room Organization Ideas
Broom and mop holder

Will this work for you? Click here to see size on Amazon




6) Laundry Soap Drip Catcher

Laundry Room Organization Ideas - laundry soap drip catcher
Laundry drip catcher

The best way to clean is to prevent a mess in the first place.

And these ingenious drip catchers do just that. It helps you organize your laundry room because you won’t have to spend as much time cleaning sticky drips.

You attach it to your laundry soap jugs so instead of dripping into your sink or onto the floor, it will drip into the cup.

So it allows you to reduce waste as well. Click here if you want to see it on Amazon for more information.






7) Laundry Room Wall Cabinets

Laundry room organization ideas - installing wall cabinets in the laundry room can provide a great place to "hide" your laundry supplies
Laundry Room Organization Ideas – Wall cabinets

Laundry rooms often have little to no counter space.

You can put up shelves, and these can look awesome, but sometimes you just want those cleaning supplies out of sight. And that is where wall cabinets come in.

You can look for people selling their kitchen cabinets, and then reuse them to suit your needs. (That is what we did in our laundry room!)

Give them a fresh coat of white paint and they’ll look clean and crisp.

Hardware stores like Home Depot or Lowes also sell laundry room cabinets so you can check out sales in your area.

If you don’t have access to a local hardware store, I’ve provided a link to a wall cabinet for sale on Amazon.

Laundry room organization ideas - wall cabinets
Laundry wall cabinet




Open Shelves

Laundry room storage ideas - open shelves can be a good way to add storage space to your laundry room.
Open shelving in a laundry room.

Open shelving in a laundry room can be an attractive and easy way to add more storage space to your laundry room.

A common spot to put the shelves is above the washer and dryer.

This provides easy access to laundry soaps and other supplies. (But shorter people may require a step stool to reach the shelves…so maybe not so easy for some people.)

If you care how your laundry room looks then you may not like the visual clutter than can accumulate on open shelves.

If this sounds like you, check out some of the options below.




Matching Glass Detergent Jars

Glass Laundry Storage Containers for Powder- Two One Gallon Jars W/White Metal Lid, Laundry Detergent Holder, Laundry Pods Container, Laundry Room Organization, Laundry Detergent Container ME Decor

To combat the mismatched product colors and packaging, some people choose to put their laundry soap and other products into matching glass jars or dispensers.





8) Wall-mounted Drying Rack (A simple laundry room organization idea!)

I hang dry almost all my clothes. In fact, I’ve written an entire article about laundry drying rack options.

I don’t have the drying rack shown below, but I’m considering it for when we finally getting around to do our laundry room makeover.

It looks very high end. Will this work in your laundry room? For more information, click here.

laundry room organization idea - retractable clothes hanger
Accordion style drying rack








9) Over-the-Door Ironing Board Holder

I don’t know why, but my daughter loves to iron. (She has even ironed crepe paper just to practice!)

And we have a small closet in our laundry room that contains our ironing board and iron. But if you are short on space, you should check out this over-the-door ironing board holder.

You can also mount this to the wall if you don’t have door to hang it on.

Laundry room organization ideas - over the door ironing board holder
over the door ironing board holder

Curious about this? Will it help you organize your laundry room? Click here to see more details on Amazon.






Laundry Room Decor

Just because your laundry room is essentially a utility space, it doesn’t mean it has to be ugly.

Most of these I found on Etsy.


Here are some laundry room decor ideas that I found inspiring.

On Etsy you can purchase these laundry symbols signs. Not only is it good looking, but it is informative too.

And I love the look of the white subway tile on the wall, and the white counter-top.

You can get the Laundry Symbol signs on Etsy






Below is a product listing from Etsy (You can buy the decals there.)

But just take a look at the other things this tiny laundry room has.

I love the wooden counter-top that is held up by small metal angle brackets. That is clever. And the matching wood shelves really make this small space coordinated and put together.

Plus, all the matching fabric baskets are really eye-catching.

Check out the decals on Etsy







The rustic laundry sign show below is a simple, classic-looking sign. It is available for purchase on Etsy.

Laundry room decor - simple laundry sign
Click to see details on Etsy





Below is cute sign that doubles as a very functional ‘lost and found’ for those darn, pesky lost socks.

Click the picture to see details on Etsy





Another lost sock solution. (This one claims it was featured on the Today Show.)

Single Sock seeking same laundry decor bag
Click the image to see rating on Etsy







Cleaning the Laundry Room

The laundry room is probably the most neglected room in your house.

Pretend you are going to sell at your house and a potential buyer is coming to look at it: are they going to grossed out by your laundry room?


Here are some quick tips to get it looking spiffy.

  • Wash the outside of your washer and dryer (when is the last time you did this?)
  • Wash the inside lip of your washing machine (you want your clothes to come out clean right? Then put them into a clean machine.)
  • Give the walls a nice coat of bright paint (white looks fresh and clean)
  • Mason jars to hold detergent looks a lot more decorative than manufacturer’s packaging (unless it’s Nellie’s)
  • Fold your clothes right away, and put them AWAY





Conclusion

We have looked at variety of laundry room organization ideas including wall cabinets, slide-out carts, laundry hamper systems, broom holders and retractable clothes hangers.

And we also saw some cool laundry room decor to freshen up the utilitarian room.

Researching this article has definitely provided me with some inspiration for our upcoming laundry room makeover.






Up Next:

How to Build Strong Wooden Shelves for your Laundry Room or Storage Room

How to build strong DIY wooden shelves for a storage room or laundry room






Or:

Laundry Drying Racks [to save your Money]

Clothes Drying Rack Ideas laundry drying racks



Plus, check out How we did our Laundry Room Makeover using old kitchen cabinets.

Ideaworks Slide Out Storage Tower White, 3-Tier

Stock Your Home Single Foldable Clothing Rack, Wall-Mounted Retractable Clothes Hanger for Laundry Dryer Room, Hanging Drying Rod, Small Collapsible Folding Garment Racks, Dorm Accessories (White)

Glass Laundry Storage Containers for Powder- Two One Gallon Jars W/White Metal Lid, Laundry Detergent Holder, Laundry Pods Container, Laundry Room Organization, Laundry Detergent Container ME Decor

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