I’ve shared my laundry room here before, but I thought I’d share it again. I also get a lot of questions about organizing laundry rooms. I would love to say that I have a beautiful spacious laundry room to work with, but in actuality I have a laundry closet. It works though and I really haven’t made any changes in 2 years.
I added addition storage shelves to the shelf above the washer and dryer. There was originally just one shelf. What a waste! I found these baskets at Big Lots 2 years ago. They’re nylon, so they wash off really easily. You know I love clothespins so, of course I had to incorporate them into the laundry room. Here’s a close up of the tags. The only thing I have changed in the laundry room are some of the tags. Since we have the mudroom now, I was able to move some things in there.
On top of the dryer (it’s old) are Emilee’s and Zachary’s baskets. I put their clothes in them once they’re folded, then they take them upstairs and put them away. On top of the washer (it’s new-ish and I love it) is a jar of fabric softener sheets, a framed quote, and a stool so I can reach the higher shelves. I made the pictures with rub-ons, scrapbook paper, and stickers.
This frame was only $1.20 at Hobby Lobby. It says “laundry washed daily” but should probably say “laundry washed several times a day.”
I added the spring bar curtain rod to hold the kids’ hangers and clothes once they’re taken out of the dryer. I can also hang drip dry clothing there.
My favorite thing is my “lost socks” board. I made it almost 2 years ago using things I had on hand.
I placed hooks on the inside of the doors so they would be usable space too. Since my kitchen isn’t far from the laundry closet, I hang my aprons from 2 of the hooks. The other door has 2 hooks also that I use to hang longer clothes from, as they come out of the dryer.
So, that’s my laundry room (closet). Even though we still have 5 kids at home it works for us by utilizing all the space available. My 2 older kids do their own laundry and all my kids have their own laundry baskets in there bedroom closets. It’s also in a convenient place, just outside my bedroom and across the hall from Ammon’s bedroom, which makes it easy when putting clothes away. I think the only thing left to do is paint it a pretty color.
I love your “Lost Socks” board. I’ll have to make one of those, too!
I love your lost socks board too. I am going to have to make one for myself. You could market that idea, it’s a winner! My husband had to take apart our dryer recently to make some repairs and found three socks back there. Apparently the dryer does eat socks 🙂
You packed an amazing amount of storage in your closet! The lost sock board is a great idea, and I love the clothespins and tags.
i really love your practical ideas but also how nice it looks! i never thought of storing a stool out of the way on top of the washer! i really like this idea – i’m short with high shelves…
oh i needed to see this! I have a laundry closet too, it’s tiny! And this is perfect. I’ll definitely be looking into adding some shelves and baskets and things. It looks great!
I love the sock hanger and your organization techniques. I also wish I had a washer like yours. I love the front loaders!
I really like all the storage you added and the fact that it’s containerized. I, too, have a laundry closet, but it has wire shelving & you can see everything. Oh well, I’ll plan something better for the next house.
I am wondering what type of doors you have on your laundry closet. I need new ones and like the look of the ones you have. Are they bifold?
That is an awesome laundry room! Love the “Lost socks” board, how cute is that!!!
Love this! Have to do something similar to the “lost sock” – ingenious! New follower, too.
it looks amazing! u did so much with such a small space
this was an awesome redo of a space i would have seen as too small and un usable….
i am so impressed
Very nice. My dryer stopped working a while back. I have now replaced it with a new clothes drying rack. I had no idea how much money I was spending on drying until it quit working. I have found that there is something charming about having that quaint old fashion look of laundry on a rack.
oh that lonely socks board is so cute! Unfortunately ours take up a small IKEA basket lol but maybe it’s just time for me to do a final sock cull after sorting… then I can have a pretty rack too for my lonely socks! 🙂
Love your laundry closet. You are very creative. My thoughts are we should have a darling place to do laundry since as a mommy we spend a lot of time in there. Ya know what I mean?
This looks so good! Great job.
Love the lost socks!!! So cute!! Everything looks so nice and you used every inch you could. Awesome!
Are the shelves/cubbies store bought or did you build them? If you did purchase them, where did you get them from?
I love your lost socks board. I recently bought an antique glass wash board and am going to do this to the bottom of it…it’s going to be awesome !!
I love it! All packed into one small space but yet so organized and pretty!
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Thanks for the ideas. I basically have a laundry closet myself (it’s the walk through from the garage into the house). One question I have, is where do you keep your laundry detergent. Is it in one of the bins?
Just found your site and love it! Your lost sock board is really clever.. great ideas all round! Thanks
I love the sock hanger and your organization techniques. I am also speculating what type of doors you have on your laundry closet. I need new ones and like the look of the ones you have.