The Hardworking Laundry: Make Washday Easier (9 photos)

If you need more storage space in your laundry room, go vertical. You can find lots of places to store items- try stacking things and making use of your walls. You can put things on and over your appliances, create wall-mounted storage areas (think hanging baskets), and hang things (like sock finders and ironing boards). Be sure to give yourself a space to sort, fold, and air dry. It helps the laundry process run smoothly, and you can stay even more organized if you can find a spot nearby to store clean linens. If the room is clean and things are easy to access, you are more likely to complete the tasks in a good mood.

Key Takeaways:

  • Stay organized with washer-top storage. A set of baskets tucked beneath the shelf atop this washer and dryer can keep supplies, hand-washables and dry cleaning neat and out of the way.
  • You can pull freshly laundered linens from the dryer, fold them and put them away without taking a step
  • Just because your laundry room is petite doesn’t mean you must make do by hanging your delicates over the dining chairs to dry.

“Finding a place in the laundry room to actually do your washday tasks isn’t always easy — which is why we’ve been tracking down smart ideas for hanging the wash, ironing and more.”

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