Isn’t it ironic that the one room in the home dedicated for cleaning is often the messiest place in the home. Usually crammed into a small utility room, closet, basement or worse, often the laundry room seems to defy all efforts at organization.
But a space used for utilitarian purposes doesn’t have to be cluttered or devoid of style. There are numerous examples of laundry rooms that are the very definition of organized. With some relatively simple and effective laundry storage options and some clever ideas you can put a new spin on your wash day.
Creating A New Spin On Your Laundry Organization in New Orleans
Since laundry rooms are notorious for being cramped. If you need new inspiration for making over your laundry room, these laundry room tips and ideas will help you save precious space and time.
Organize Your Cleaning And Repair Kits
Put together different kits for minor sewing repairs, stain removal, shoe care, and clothing storage, use plastic storage containers to keep different kits organized and set them within easy reach on the lowest shelf of your laundry. A small jar or catchall bowl can hold loose change, popped buttons or whatever else comes out of pockets. Decant your powder detergent in a glass container. This makes it easier to see when you're running low than a cardboard box does.
Laundry-Room Drying Bar
Cotton shirts and T-shirts, which have a tendency to shrink, are best removed from the dryer while slightly damp, then air-dried. Unlike a drying rack, which holds only a few shirts at most, a bath-towel holder mounted on the underside of a laundry room shelf makes a good spot for a row of shirts on hangers. The bar can also be helpful when you're ironing to hang pressed shirts as you work.
Adjustable wire coated shelving is a convenient and waterproof way to utilize shelving in your laundry. Shelving on runners that slide in and out of your closet are even better way to maximise space and efficiency. Installing a tension rod in which to hang clothes as you take them out of the dryer so that they'll need only a light ironing or no ironing at all will save you LOTS of time later on. A narrow vertical closet is ideal to keep your broom, floor mop and ironing board stored for easy access.
Perfect Towel Folding
Here is an easy trick for keeping your towels neatly folded just like they do in hotels. Place the towel flat on the bed. Place a standard-size cutting board in the center of the towel. Fold one end of the towel over to the edge of the cutting board; then fold the other side of the towel. You might have to adjust the cutting board so it's perfectly centered. Remove the cutting board, then fold the towel in half. For hand towels, use a smaller cutting board.
In the compact laundry workstation and storage area of a small bathroom or kitchen, the stacked European-style washer-dryer set economizes space. Install a shelf between units that pulls out for folding items fresh from the dryer, then slides back out of sight when you are done. Use roll down shades that lower all the way to the floor, for gracefully hiding the utility area when guests are expected. Or for an even better design style install a custom closet that keeps your entire laundry facility stashed discreetly behind some bi-fold doors.
The Custom Laundry Closet
A laundry room that has plenty of storage options and is also pleasing to the eye will help keep you organized. There are huge advantages to installing a custom laundry closet system. Shelves can be strategically positioned to fit the closet's contents, with little wasted space in between. Cabinets can be installed with dividers that accommodate stacks of folded clothing. You can mix and match custom hutches for further storage of all your other household cleaning items. Plus, fold out drying racks and ironing stations are all great efficiency options to consider in creating a custom laundry system that works for your home.
Expert Help Saves Time and Gets the Job Done
All in all, you can transform your laundry into a super functioning space. With just a few clever ideas and everything, it’s place your laundry will be and easy and inviting to space to use. Often the best solutions for your laundry organization can come from a simple consult with a qualified design and organization specialist. They can usually provide the best answers to solving any of your storage organization problems within your designated budget.
If you are a New Orleans resident looking to improve your laundry organization the experts at Bayou Closets is currently offering a No Obligation FREE In Home Design Consultation to help you make the best of your laundry space. Call (504) 475-2029 and book your FREE consult today to claim this exclusive offer.