14 Best Laundry Room Ideas and Essentials
Go ahead and add these products to the laundry list of things you never knew you needed.
Ah, laundry. It’s never-ending, it’s always sneaking up on you and it somehow multiplies right in front of your eyes. The good news, though? We’ve rounded up our top laundry room essentials that not only take the bore out of the chore but also make your space look and feel better. Whether you’re struggling to organize your space or looking for a laundry room facelift, we’ve got you covered. Shop our favorites in the links below.
Keep your laundry room chaos at bay with a wall-mounted organization and storage system. The modern and rustic style combines streamlined silhouettes with warm finishes that work well with any interior style. Looks aside, the space-saving system is designed with function in mind and offers additional items including a drying rack, laundry bag holder with shelf, a folding table and an iron storage shelf.
Two must-haves that will pull your laundry room together? Clear canisters with labels. Using the transparent vessels (we love acrylic or glass) to store your detergent, fabric softener and stain removers will cut down on visual clutter and create an orderly base for an inevitably messy space in your home. Shop these sleek sticker labels to add a polished touch to your washing room supplies. We love these because you can snag a standard set of 12 labels for less than $10 or add custom descriptions for a little more.
If you don't want neon plastic detergent containers to cramp your laundry room's style, snag some glass dispensers and use them for liquid detergents and fabric softeners if you use them. This set comes with labels, leak-proof spigots and a stand for easy storage.
Air-dry your delicates without dangling them from your staircase railing using this handy laundry room find. The adjustable, wall-mounted drying rack is equipped with a space-saving profile that folds down to provide line drying space for your favorite sweaters, towels and frocks. The best part? Once the laundry is sorted and put away, simply fold the rack back up and store it against the wall.
Here’s something you never thought you needed but most definitely do. The laundry symbol print is a must-have for small and large laundry rooms alike, as it easily breaks down all the obscure care labels on your garments and prevents your partner from ruining your favorite sweater. Snag it in this airy aqua hue or grab the same print in one of 55 other shades to best suit your space.
If you're trying to cut down on waste this year, swap your dryer sheets for reusable wool dryer balls. Free of dyes and harsh chemicals, wool dryer balls help separate clothes and dry them faster. If you prefer fragrance, add a few drops of your favorite essential oils on the balls.
Sort yourself out with these modular snap and separate laundry bags. The unique concept allows you connect bags using a press stud interlocking system. Each bag features a snap-on label that allows you to customize them based on your specific needs. Shop a pair for dark and lights, or invest in a set of three and choose from nine stylish shades to fit your style.
Plastic laundry baskets are eyesores, but sometimes they're necessary, especially if your washer and dryer are located far away from your bathroom or closet like in a basement. This nifty laundry basket allows you to transport your clothes with ease and collapses flat so you can slide it out of sight when not in use.
Treat your sweaters to some TLC with this pocket-sized life saver. The Pilo Fabric Shaver removes pills and lint from winter clothes with ease using a powerful, yet gentle, interior engine. Bonus: The shaver is USB rechargeable and can last for up to 50 minutes of continuous use.
Achieve the perfect fold every time with the help of this genius FlipFOLD Laundry Folder. The sleek tool allows you to fold garments, towels and linens to be 9x12 inches, making it effortless to achieve an aesthetically pleasing display on shelves, closets and drawers. Each board comes equipped with a patented anti-static design to make folding garments fresh from the dryer a breeze.
Bright white storage baskets will never steer you wrong and this lovely duo is no exception. We love these white, Nordic baskets because they feature integrated handles for easy toting, have an almost opaque exterior to hide cleaning supplies and are designed to work with white or bamboo lids for added security on open shelving.
We love a product that works overtime, and this mobile sorting basket and ironing board does just that. The dynamic product does it all with a padded ironing board top, two removable sorting baskets below and wheels that glide and lock effortlessly throughout your home. When you’re not ironing, the top serves as an ideal folding table.
Another ironing solution for small spaces when you can't fit a full-sized ironing board is this clever ironing mat. For side-by-side washers and dryers, lay this mat on top and you instantly have a heat-safe surface for ironing. Magnets sewn into the mat will keep it in place, and the mat folds up for easy, compact storage.
When in doubt, use a basket. Available in various sizes, these woven baskets will keep any extra supplies or backstock mostly out of sight but still accessible. The handles will make pulling baskets down from higher shelves easier, and the woven style will warm up an all-white laundry room or closet.