No one enjoys washing clothes. But getting it done in a cramped, cluttered laundry area doesn't make it any easier. Is it possible for laundry day to be a little less dreary? With these 10 small laundry room organization ideas handy, the answer is yes.
How to Organize a Small Laundry Room: 10 Different Ways
1. Clever Corner Shelves
Corner shelf units aren't just for books and knick-knacks—they are also great for taking advantage of unused laundry room space, and they never get in the way. If you have an open corner in your small laundry room, consider installing a sturdy, standing corner shelf or multiple floating corner shelves for convenient organization within arm’s reach.
2. Shelves Behind the Door
You can store a lot of supplies (such as laundry detergents and stain removers) on a shelf that is only 4 inches wide! Consider installing a stack of shallow shelves on the wall space behind your laundry room door and frame the edges with rubber bumpers.
Additionally, there are many options out there for shelving units or baskets that simply hang from the top of your laundry room door. No difficult installation required!
3. Countertop Shelf
With this storage shelf idea, you can create a countertop-like platform that spans the width of your front-loading washing machine and dryer. To begin, measure the combined width of your washer and dryer. Then, you can select your shelf material from your favorite home improvement store, paint it to match the space, and then wall-mount it above your appliances with heavy-duty shelf brackets.
4. Shelf and Hanger Combos
If you’re ready to hang up your clothes straight out of the dryer while saying goodbye to clutter, this shelf and hanger storage idea is here to save the day. If you have a free wall in your laundry room, you can install a 12-inch-deep wall shelf complete with a closet rod near the top. That means you can place items on top of the shelf while hanging your wrinkle-free clothes below.
5. Hanger and Drying Rack Combos
This wall-mounted smart rack folds to 45 degrees for air-drying small garments. Additionally, you can pull it down 90 degrees for extra hanging space, and keep it folded flat against the wall when not in use.
6. Super Simple Hanging Rods
All small laundry room organization ideas should be this simple. Just like shower curtain rods, you can position tension rods between walls and accessible cabinetry for easy clothes hanging. Designate one of these rods for wooden hangers that keep your best delicate garments in perfect shape.
7. Wall-Mounted Cubbies
Wall-mounted cubbies are a great way to save space in your small laundry room, especially if you can upcycle unused plastic crates or wooden crates. (If you don’t have any wooden crates, you can typically find them at your local home improvement store or crafts store.) Once you have the right-sized crates, mount them on the wall like oversized picture frames. It's that easy to create a cubby laundry organization system.
8. Skinny Carts on Casters
With this small laundry room organization idea, it’s best to think thin. Put together a shelved laundry supply cart that is 5 to 10 inches wide. Then, you can add casters (swiveling wheels) to the base of your cart and slide your new skinny storage cart into the smallest of spaces.
9. Collapsible Laundry Baskets and Pop-Up Hampers
Knowing how to organize a small laundry room doesn't have to require screws, power tools, or DIY talent. With collapsible laundry baskets and mesh pop-up hampers, you can save space by folding them up and stowing them away when they are not in use. Both slim solutions are easy to use and affordable.
10. Laundry Room Decor
Once you get your small laundry room organized, adding personalized decor can brighten an otherwise ordinary chore. Put your personal touch on your new shelves with framed photos, small succulents, books, and more. You can also paint your laundry room walls your favorite color, store supplies in stylish wicker baskets, and keep your feet warm while doing laundry with a complimentary area rug.
Safeguard Makes Small Laundry Room Organization a Breeze
At Safeguard Self Storage, we can't take the work out of laundry day. But we do make it easy to find the best home storage solutions near you. With a wide range of unit sizes and types to choose from—as well as industry-leading features like contactless unit rentals, climate-controlled units, computer-controlled facility access, and more—we can help you get your small laundry room organized for good. Find your local safeguard facility to start saving space today!