Clever Laundry Room Organization Tips

Get inspired to tackle your laundry room with repurposed storage tricks from Blog Cabin 2014.

Photo By: Tony Flora/ AP Images ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Tony Flora/ AP Images ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Tony Flora/ AP Images ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Tony Flora/ AP Images ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Tony Flora/ AP Images ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Tony Flora/ AP Images ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Tony Flora/ AP Images ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Tony Flora/ AP Images ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Tony Flora/ AP Images ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Tony Flora/ AP Images ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Tony Flora/ AP Images ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Tony Flora/ AP Images ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Take Ideas From Other Rooms in the House

From the kitchen to the closet and garage, many of the rooms in your house have a lot to offer in terms of storage tips and tricks that can get you organized in the laundry room.

Create a Folding Station

Taller washer and dryers with raised bases can make it difficult to fold on top. Create your own workstation in the laundry room with a wall-mounted, flip-down folding table.

Consider Garage Slat Wall Storage

Create a slat wall system, like the ones common in garage organization, on the wall above your folding table to keep everything you need within arms reach. Baskets, hooks and a paper towel holder are a few useful accessories that find a home on the wall.

Tired of Hangers Hanging Out?

A dedicated hanger organizer meant for the closet can hold empty hangers when not in use, keeping them off the floor. This unit can stand on a countertop or be mounted on the wall.

Park It With the Valet

Installed in open shelving near the ironing board, a telescoping valet rod holds ironed shirts in a convenient spot.

Invent Storage Space Inside Your Walls

Looking for more storage? Try inside your walls. A salvaged ironing board, mounted in the wall between the studs, saves on space. When you're done, just flip it up and it's hidden.

Tag, You're It

Teach family members better laundry room habits with numbered, dedicated docking stations for their individual loads. Cute tags identify which room each basket belongs to. With this easy, grab-and-go solution, maybe they'll be more likely to come and collect their own laundry. It's worth a try.

Detergent De-mystified

Glass drink decanters are not just for backyard parties anymore! Use a beautiful drink decanter with a spout to hold your laundry detergent and fabric softener. It's a breeze to pour bulk-sized detergent – or make your own in a few simple steps. With clear glass, you'll never miss a cue when you're out of detergent.

Make Cleanup Less of A Chore

Creating an attractive cleaning supply kit can take the sting out of doing chores. Fun colors for sponges and brushes complement a sturdy repurposed vintage wood toolbox. Grommets and stick-on hooks keep cleaning gloves at hand, and are tucked away under a bench seat.

Stain Fighting Corner

A pull-out belt organizer mounted on the inside of cabinetry works to hang myriad stain treating products that come in spray bottles, leaving space below for other items.

Keep Lower Cabinetry Items Accessible

A clean baking sheet can keep things at your fingertips in lower cabinetry and catch any drips before they can damage the interior of your storage areas. Add felt furniture pads underneath for smooth sailing.

Get Sweaters Into Shape

Here's a borrowed closet trick from the professional organizing industry: a folding board can ensure that slippery sweaters, unruly t-shirts, and other items you regularly stack are the same size. Once folded, items will fit perfectly into smaller spots in your closet or drawers.