How to Create a Useful Laundry Closet
Is your laundry room or closet a complete mess? Is there not enough storage or space to do your laundry like you want? Use these tips to make the most of the space that you have and get your laundry room in order. Whether you have a large space or a small closet, these tips can help you to have a more manageable time doing your laundry.
1) First, consider your needs. Try not to think that you don’t have enough room for things like a folding table, hanging bar, or ironing board. The most common laundry room need categories are storage for things like laundry detergent and other necessities, an ironing space, a folding place, and a hanging area.
2) Ironing is an essential part of doing laundry for most people. A folding ironing board can be stored easily beside your washer or dryer. You only need a couple of inches of space to fit it there. If you have a little more room, you might consider a wall-mount ironing board. These fold up to take up less space and are easy to access when you need them. If you don’t want to use shelf space for your iron, starch and distilled water, consider mounting a special shelf or container near the ironing board that only holds these items.
3) Most people wish that they had a folding table or more folding space. This can be tricky if you have a laundry closet. However, it is possible. You could consider putting a table or countertop outside of the laundry room for folding. But the more popular option for containing a folding area in a small space is to invest in a small folding table. One about four to five feet long can stand up nicely on the side of your washer or dryer. Plastic top tables are very lightweight and are easy to pull out when you need them.
4) Storage space in a laundry room is generally limited. However, most people don’t properly utilize the space that they have. There is usually room for more shelves or shelves up higher than you’ve thought of before. A folding step ladder can be useful for reaching items that you don’t need very often that can be stored up on a higher shelf. Wire shelving is inexpensive and individual cabinets aren’t much either. Most people prefer cabinets because they keep dust off of their belongings.
5) You need a space to hang clothes that you don’t want to dry in the dryer. You can hang clothes from hangers on a wire shelf or install a hanging bar. If you want to simplify putting clothes away, you might consider a rolling garment rack. When you hang wet clothes, your clothes hangers are important. Wire hangers can leave pucker marks and stretch out the shoulders of your clothes. Coat hangers or wood hangers have a better curve at the shoulder. Plus, they are usually curved to help coats and suits keep their shape, which is also beneficial for drying clothes because they keep the front and the back of the garment separated.