Cramped Corners: Six Storage Solutions for a Small Laundry Room

If you have a small laundry room, you know you need to do everything you can to maximize that space. Fortunately, there are all kinds of unique storage solutions available today. So if you are trying to make your laundry room work for you and need a little help in the storage department, check out these ideas.

Store High
You obviously can’t afford to waste even a sliver of space in a tiny laundry room, so make the most of what you have. Take storage in the form of shelving or cabinetry and stack as high as you can to get the most out of the room you do have. Make it easy to use by keeping the items you’ll use most frequently on lower shelves. And keep the design minimal to prevent it from feeling overcrowded or too busy.

Use Built-In Space
Storage in a small space is a hot commodity so be sure to keep in mind and use what storage you already have built in, or better yet, look for them when you are shopping for new pieces. Many washer and dryer combos are now available with built-in storage drawers in the base of the appliances. Keep that in mind and look for an option that includes that added storage component already. You have to have the washer and dryer, so why not get a little-added storage out of it?

Get Organized
Organization is key in a small laundry room, and it really will help you get the most out of your storage options. Create uniquely organized kits to make it easy to find what you need. Store your laundry items in a bin that you can easily locate or move, and consider transferring items like detergent to glass containers to make it easy to see when you are running low. Use custom shelving to get better laundry room storage and to keep your hanging items organized as well.

Save Floor Space 
Saving floor space will automatically open up your laundry room and you can effectively achieve this by implementing some wall storage options. No space for an ironing board? You can conveniently store one by installing a wall-mounted ironing board, or even just hang a holder on the wall to free up space. Adding additional shelving on a free wall can add interest to the space as well as added function.

Consider Stacked Units
If you are really limited on space and are already looking into investing in new washer and dryer units, the best way to save a little extra space is by investing in stacked units. This option is perfect for condos, apartments, and small homes. You can easily hide the stacked units in a narrow closet and use nearby cabinetry for storage.

 

Install a Slender Unit
Maximizing storage in your small space is easy when you consider a slender shelving unit. There are many different designs available that will help you save space. The most effective options are designed to fit between the washer and dryer and are just large enough to hold small jars and containers so that you can corral everything into one space. If you get an open unit, you’ll be able to see everything easily and won’t waste any space to unnecessary bulk.

Storage in a small laundry room isn’t exactly easy, but there are a number of different solutions that will help you make the most of your tiny room. The key is to find options that work in your space and do double duty. Likewise, locating storage solutions that help you see everything and keep it all within reach will make all the difference.

 

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