If you have been here lately, you may have noticed that I am smitten with our updated laundry room. With that makeover came all these new organizing ideas for my small laundry room, and today I want to share them with you! I’ll give you a tour and show you how I organized the cabinets and why you may also need a floating shelf and a hanging rod for the laundry room.
My love for bins, baskets, and boxes (alliteration not on purpose!) goes back to my childhood. I love containing stuff to make it aesthetically pleasing and practical, easy to access and reach.
Looking back at my laundry organizing ideas, especially my dollar store laundry room organization in 2016, I can see how having an organized laundry room has always been a priority. From boxes wrapped in scrapbook paper to dollar store bins to clear acrylic bins, I have always looked for ways to keep the laundry room neat and tidy.
Laundry Room Organizing Ideas
Four key components in our laundry room make it not only beautiful but very functional. Since our laundry room is very small, I had to think long and hard about how to organize it without sacrificing style and storage.
Hundreds of organizing ideas for the laundry room will pop up on Pinterest. But each space, each household, each lifestyle is different. So, I took them all into account, but adapted them to our tiny space, my lifestyle, and our needs.
Here are what we went for, how we organized each little nook in the laundry room, and why.
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Our laundry room originally had 4 cabinets installed on the wall, above the washer and dryer. The original cabinets were 16 years old, so you can say that they had seen better days.
Because we needed to raise them to the ceiling during our laundry room makeover, we decided it was best to purchase new ones.
We sacrificed one cabinet to make room for a floating shelf and a hanging rod for the laundry room. These were two features and organizing ideas that I definitely wanted to have in our newly remodeled laundry room.
This is how I organized the laundry room cabinets, and the containers that I used for each category.
The double cabinet in our laundry room serves as our utility storage. Here we keep everything that we do not necessarily need on a daily basis but makes sense -for us- to store in this room.
- Stackable STORI drawers (6 3/4 inch tall).
- Assorted cleaners for leather and fabric, AC drain cleaning tabs.
- Hardware such as wall art hanging kit, command hooks, clips, furniture feet, etc.
- Stackable STORI drawers (4 1/2 inch tall)
- Perfect for storing items in single categories such as dryer sheets, lost and found items, and plastic bags.
- I also used these stackable drawers in my under the kitchen sink cabinet.
- STORi Audrey Stackable Cosmetic Organizer Drawer 12″ Wide
- This organizer stacks over the two 4 1/2 inch STORI drawers (above). I use it to store a first aid kit.
- Storage Organizer Bin with Handles – Container for Cabinets
- Tall enough to store bulky items.
- I purchased a set of 4 and used it as follows: 6 laundry mesh bags, air fresheners, bug spray and sunblock, gardening tools.
- Stackable Hinged Boxes
- Perfect for storing batteries. The set of two stacks over a hinged lid.
Single Cabinet (Above the Sink)
The single cabinet to the right of the double cabinet, holds laundry detergent, bleach, laundry sanitizer, and fabric softener.
The top shelf holds items we use the least.
- Large Acrylic Bins with Handles
- I purchased a set of two where I store candles and outdoor toys.
I keep a 9″ Inch Folding Step Stool in between the washer and the cabinet under the sink to reach the upper cabinets easier.
Cabinet Under the Sink
I keep a caddie under the sink to store extra cleaning products.
Just as I did under the kitchen sink, I added a small Command® hook to store a pair of gloves and a scrubby brush.
- I placed an over the cabinet towel bar, as a backup, even though I keep these disposable hand towels to cleanup messes.
- This collapsible sink tub with drain fits perfectly inside the sink.
I use it for soaking clothes, or to hand wash delicates.
Floating Shelf & Hanging Rod in The Laundry Room
Adding a floating shelf and a hanging rod to our laundry room was a must-have feature for me. Honestly, more for looks than for purpose, but it turned out to be a great upgrade.
Right now, I have no need to clutter the shelf with anything but decor. The cute ‘Change is a Good Thing’ tin box I customized with my Cricut Joy. It holds loose change. It’s our piggy bank!
I use the hanging rod just to hold empty clothes hangers, that way I have them at hand when I need them.
Wall Mounted Coat Hooks
The wall-mounted coat hooks that we installed on the opposite wall are perfect for me to hang clothes immediately after removing them from the dryer.
They are also perfect for our son to hang his baseball caps, sunglasses, etc. I also customized a cotton canvas zipper pouch to hold dirty face masks until we are ready to throw a load of laundry.
Shelf Above the Counter
Over the shelf above the counter, I keep three galvanized tubs to hold dryer balls, extra dryer sheets for easier reach, white flour sack towels, and a stain-fighting station.
I hope you enjoyed my small laundry room tour and you found ideas to organize yours and make it a functional and beautiful place!
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