It's all about making your walls work harder.
If your space is more like a "laundry closet" or "laundry corner," take note. These ideas will help you maximize your space to make it more streamlined and efficient.
If you don't have enough space for an ironing board, this mat is heat-resistant and can be folded up and put away when not in use.
Hey, it's still technically part of the room. This drying rack is a nail-free solution that you can take down once your shirts are dry.
Unless you built your own home, the space between your washer, dryer, cabinets, and wall probably isn't exact. Make awkward gaps work wiser with this narrow cart.
The top of your washer and dryer is valuable real estate. Install these guards so you can pile clean laundry high without worrying that items will tumble over afterward.
Instead of letting your over-flowing hamper take up valuable floor space, push this container in and out of your cabinet as needed.
Don't let bulky baskets pile up when not in use. This collapsable design means you can tuck it between your washer and dryer once clothes are folded and put away.
Face it: You don't have the floor space to hand sort dirty clothes on laundry day. Good thing this organizer helps you sort your whites from your colors as you wear items.
Or if having a board is important to you, go for this prettier all-in-one ironing station that can collapse out of sight when your work is done.
Not only does this wall-mounted organizer save valuable floor space, but it can also fit inside a closet if you don't have a dedicated laundry room.
Listen, ironing boards are not pretty. Which is why this drawer contraption is pure genius.
A butcher-block slab morphs the top of your machines into usable workspace. Plus, pull the cute curtains, and your utility room is suddenly just cozy nook. It's a clever trick for holiday party season — washing machines aren't exactly festive.
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No room for a shelf? These little caddies are the perfect size for your cleaners, and they can fit on even the bittiest bare wall.
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If a standalone version is out of the question (this blogger's laundry room is in her bathroom), line the walls with racks instead. Hinges help them tuck neatly out of the way when you're done.
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Much like a sofa table can offer a much-needed spot to rest your coffee, this handy ledge turns the top of your machines into storage – without requiring much extra room at all.
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First of all, this might be the loveliest garage laundry space we've ever seen. But it also reminds us to hang shelves and cabinets as high as they will go — no vertical space left behind.
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Even the diagonal ceiling in her laundry room didn't stop this blogger. She took advantage of the awkward nook by hanging lay-flat drying racks that flip up when not in use.
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Shelving tends to offer more flexible storage than bulkier bookcases. And anchoring shelves on the side of a laundry closet (instead of bracketing them to the back wall), will allow you to hang the widest ones possible — and claim every inch of empty space.
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Make extra space magically appear by adding a hidden closet in-between wall studs. This one holds a recessed ironing board, so it can alway stow completely (and we mean completely) out of the way.
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Souped-up shelves work much harder than their sleek floating cousins. This set has hooks (great for holding lingerie bags as you stuff them) and a rod that makes the teeny space between the machines available for hanging shirts as you press them.
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In a small laundry room, not even wall space should go to waste. installed a pegboard that serves as storage for all of her tools and dirty clothes baskets.
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