14 Ways to Eliminate the Chaos From Your Laundry Room

It’s time to put chaos in its place — literally.

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February 14, 2019

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Double Duty

Make the most out of your laundry room space by turning shelving into 2-in-1 storage. A shelving unit holds washing essentials while rods underneath provide an area to air dry those finicky delicates.

Hooked on Organization

Dropping your bags and jacket on the floor — we’ve all been there. Keep the mess off the ground by installing utility hooks on the wall or back of the door for a designated catchall space - like in this laundry room space, seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.

Decorative Yet Practical

Who says storage solutions can’t be décor as well? Definitely not us. Decorative wire baskets serve as linen storage in this home’s trendy laundry room.

Bye-Bye Clutter

Let’s face it — bottles and containers have a way of piling up in the laundry room. Say goodbye to pesky clutter by decanting liquid soaps into specified vessels. Make life even easier by choosing a container with a spout for hassle-free washing.

Collapsible Drying Rack

This laundry room has a clever solution to leaving the drying rack out in the middle of the laundry room - a collapsible drying rack. A custom pull-down rack for drying clothes can be folded up when not in use, making for a functionable and stylish laundry room necessity.

Opt for Cabinets Over Open Shelving

As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, this laundry room has loads of cabinet space for all of your laundry room essentials. Closed cabinets hide the clutter better than open shelving, creating a more unified and orderly space.

Space Saver

Can’t find the right storage solution for your space? Stop the search and save money by putting together a one-of-kind compartment to fit your needs. Here, a metal basket holds essentials while secured straps bolster an ironing board. Spruce up the project by adding bright paint and fun patterns. Check out how you can make this DIY Ironing Supply Station.

Room for the Dogs

If you keep your dogs bed or food bowl in the laundry room, consider this - a spot under the counter to keep Fido out of the way. Below the folding table you can also see a built-in doggie food and water bowl.

A Spot for Everything

No cabinets needed for this small-space storage unit featuring an adjustable rack and folding platform. Mounted wall baskets and hooks make sure there’s an assigned place for all supplies, accessories and even a mismatched sock or two.

Stylish Crates

This laundry room, seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, features overhead shelving with storage crates - making for a more stylish way to store all the little things you need for laundry day.

Create a Laundry Closet

Get rid of the major chaos and free up space in the laundry room by confining washing essentials to a small linen closet. Here, shelving adorned with wicker baskets provide a home for laundry accessories while the upper space is used as an airy drying station.

Tucked-Away Ironing Board

When it comes to laundry room design it’s all about the functionality. A drawer in this home’s wash room conceals a full-size ironing board that can easily be slid away when not in use, keeping the hassle of ironing to a minimum.

Helpful Hampers

Hampers are an ideal tool in keeping a laundry room tidy. Not only do they keep the dirties off the floor but also make organizing load colors a breeze. Make the most out of your hamper space by crafting a flat surface on top that can be used for ironing, folding and even drying. The possibilities are endless!

Small Space Solution

Small space? No problem! Take advantage of otherwise unused space by installing a storage rack on the back of the laundry room door for maximum organization.

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