Laundry rooms can be little oasis of décor. If you can’t afford to remodel or redecorate the larger spaces in your home, your laundry room or laundry closet refresh might still be in your budget.
By far, the most economical space upgrade for the laundry area is adding shelves. Most homes are lucky to have one wire shelf above the washer and dryer. There is almost always room for a second shelf. Adding a shelving system or cabinets is even better. Add shelving all the way up to the ceiling! You can use that hard-to-reach shelf for extra paper goods and out-of-season toys. https://heartworkorg.com/2013/10/22/laundry-room-makeover-doable-details/
No hanging bar where you are? If you space is small enough, you might be able to use an adjustable shower rod for hanging. They will easily hold a few delicate pieces for overnight drying. Or hang a separate mounted clothes drying rack with pole like this one.
You don’t have to break the bank on storage items. Sure, you may lust after a fully outfitted set of baskets to hold your gear.
But you can spray paint baskets of various sizes. With a single unifying color, especially white or whatever the trendy neutral is, your mis-matched baskets suddenly look like they belong together. https://heartworkorg.com/2011/03/15/laundry-room-limits/
Pay attention to the kinds of foods you buy over and over, and repurpose a batch of containers or jars. Wooden orange clementine shipping cases are some of my favorite. Some spaghetti jars come in mason jars, complete with side measurement markings. Paint the lids to give them a unified, custom look. Use them to collect and store things like change from jean pockets, clothes pins, and homemade cleansers. https://heartworkorg.com/2017/07/15/laundry-room-refresh/
Don’t forget to decorate. Many laundry closets are made even smaller by doors that don’t open all the way. Have you seen the modern washing machine? It is a thing of beauty. Remove those doors and decorate your little laundry nook. Paint the walls and hang some art. It will inspire you to keep it organized, and it will make you smile, even if laundry day doesn’t.
If you have enough space, or if you are planning to renovate your space, adding amenities like a cabinets, a nice sink, coffee maker, built-in ironing board, and adorable details like a beautiful rug can make all the difference about how you spend your time in the laundry room.
What laundry room tweak can you make happen at your place to encourage yourself (and maybe others at home) to be more efficient and consistent with your laundry?