It is the lucky apartment dweller that has a washer and dryer in his or her own apartment, let alone enough space to have an organized space dedicated to laundry. But a few tools and tricks can turn even a tiny laundry area into a tidy and efficient space. Here are some inspiring ideas for organization solutions that can work for laundry rooms of almost any dimension.
In the inspiration gallery, check out the various folding racks (including a neat DIY one from Martha) and folding ironing boards, since items that can lay flat against the wall are one key to a tidy and efficient space. Wall- and door-mounted shelves and racks hold supplies and can help the space double as a linen closet. Other neat tricks include using the space above side-by-side washer/dryers as a folding or ironing table or for shelving, or the space next to stacked washer/dryers for shelves and hanging rods.
Are you inspired?
3 Container Store
white Elfa laundry room, entire DIY kit on sale for $374.45
4 Bernstein & Andriulli
via Desire to Inspire
(also see image 9)
5 Container Store
(also see image 8)
8 Container Store
Door and Wall Rack System, on sale for $74.42
9 Bed Bath & Beyond
Antique Bronze Rolling Laundry Center, $59.99
10 Bed Bath & Beyond
Over-the-Door Ironing Board with Caddy from Real Simple, $39.99