Imagine this. You open the doors to your laundry room and are greeted by your very own custom cabinetry, pristine appliances, and most importantly — perfect order. Yes, a room that is typically overflowing with dirty clothes, and where appliances are used as shelves, is in perfect order. It may sound like a dream, but it can actually be a reality if you implement these five tips for organizing your laundry cabinets.
1. Utilize all of the space you have.
One of the main reasons cabinets get cluttered is there are too few of them. If you have extra vertical space, or even space below your appliances, utilize it! This is especially true in smaller laundry rooms that can’t accommodate a full set of laundry cabinets. If you’re not sure how many cabinets you can fit in your home, you can always contact a design specialist at Willow Lane Cabinetry for assistance.
2. Use a tension rod to hang cleaning supplies.
If cleaning supplies are cluttering your laundry cabinets, add a tension rod in-between shelves to hang up some of your spray bottles. This will allow you to optimize the space within each cabinet, rather than have a lot of “empty” area in-between shelves.
3. Add some pull out baskets.
Another way to optimize the storage space in your laundry cabinets is to add some pull-out baskets. Rather than keeping items towards the front of your cabinets, pull out baskets allow you to store items in those hard-to-reach areas, and still easily access them whenever you need to. Try to designate each basket for specific items so that you don’t need to do too much digging, and keep the items you use the most at eye-level.
Use the higher cabinets for items that you don’t use as often, and keep a small stepladder nearby so that you aren’t struggling to grab them when you do. High wall cabinets free up space to store laundry baskets on open shelves in your base cabinets below.
4. Use behind-the-door organizers for those quick-grab items.
Just like with kitchen cabinets, utilizing the backs of cabinet doors can make organization much easier. Things like dryer sheets and spot removers are the perfect size to store in door-mounted organizers, and are items you use frequently!
There are also other inside cabinet organizers, such as a pullout waste container or a Lazy Susan that may help you organize your laundry cabinets. Depending on the layout of your laundry room, many of the traditional organization methods for kitchen and bathroom cabinets may work perfectly for you. Don’t hesitate to take advantage of the cabinet organizers available just because they aren’t specifically made for the laundry room.
5. Get rid of your drying rack.
Although not inside your cabinets, a drying rack can steal a lot of space from your laundry room. A better alternative, that will make it easier to move about the room, is a tilt-out drying rack that folds out from the wall. A tension rod is another useful space-saver. Simply put clothes that need to be dried up on hangers, or use it to keep clothes in line to be ironed. Every homeowner can appreciate some freed up floor space — especially in the laundry room!
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