Make washing clothes more bearable with two quick laundry room organization tips that solve annoying problems. In just one minute (and for cheap), you’ll add much-needed storage to your laundry closet or small laundry room. Plus, get a free laundry room art print at the end of this post!
At age sixteen, when I daydreamed about what my grown-up life would be like, I thought about make-out sessions with Brad Pitt (from his Legends of the Fall days), owning a revolving closet (like Cher in Clueless), and traveling the world.
Untangling superhero underwear from inside-out, mud-covered pants was not part of that dream, yet it is a weekly part of my reality.
Laundry is a chore I assigned to myself so I wouldn’t yell at my husband for shrinking my clothes, but I sometimes I consider swapping it for trash duty. Hauling bins of smelly garbage out into the cold night is often more appealing than double-checking every pocket for rocks, bits of paper, and crayons before dowsing the clothes with Shout.
Because trust me, you do not want a crayon to melt in your dryer.
Since I can’t convince my six-year-old to separate his undies from his pants, or my four-year-old to wipe her ketchup-covered hands on a napkin instead of her shirt, I instead focus on steps I can take to make doing laundry a bit easier.
2 Quick Laundry Room Organization Tips That Will Solve Problems & Add Storage
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Many of us have small laundry rooms with little to zero floor space, and our laundry room, which is in a closet outside our master bedroom, is no exception. There are two annoying problems posed by small laundry rooms that are cheap and easy to fix.
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Problem #1: You have a fistful of dryer lint and nowhere to put it.
Without floor space, there’s nowhere to put a trash can to collect dryer lint or all the dirty tissues, rocks, and stickers we find in our family members’ clothes.
But, I found an easy, inexpensive way to solve that problem.
Here’s all you need to quickly and cheaply collect trash in a tiny laundry room:
- Small Command hook
- Plastic shopping bag
Hang a plastic grocery bag from a Command hook on the inside of the laundry room door to collect all the lint and junk so you don’t have to carry it down the hall to a trash can. Simply replace the bag when it’s full.
Problem #2: You don’t have a hanger for your shirt.
When clothes come out of the dryer there’s a blissful yet brief period when they are wrinkle-free, and if you hang them quickly enough perhaps they’ll stay smooth for a bit longer.
Yet, if you take the time to trudge into your bedroom and dig through the closet for a spare hanger, the odds are that you’ll forget about that shirt and it’ll sit in the laundry basket for a week.
Here’s all you need to add storage for hangers:
To solve this problem, stick another Command hook on the wall to store a few extra hangers.
Organize your laundry room with a simple item.
Sometimes, a quick little laundry room organization trick is all it takes to make your least favorite chore a bit easier. So go stick a hook (or two) on the wall to corral those hangers and keep the lint in check.
Too bad a hook won’t solve the whole “undies tangled in pants” issue.
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