Whether you are building your own home, looking for a new house or renovating your current house, having a great laundry room is always a plus. If you are anything like me, you spend quite a bit of time in your laundry room and there are plenty of simple fixes you can make to make doing your laundry a bit more enjoyable. Here are a few simple tips anyone can use to create the perfect laundry room.
Creating the look of built-in shelves in your laundry room, is a great space saving option. These shelves can be built above your washer and dryer, next to them or wherever they will fit the best. Having these shelves will allow for you to store all your detergent and any other necessary laundry items you may need in one central place.
Stacking laundry baskets
Stacking your laundry baskets in a little cabinet can be a great way to keep everything off the floor and in the appropriate bin. Stack your laundry baskets, so they are easy to get in and out of the unit and so that you can easily place items inside. You could also buy stackable laundry baskets from Wal-Mart if you do not feel like making your own.
Pedestals for washer and dryer
Having your washer and dryer up on a pedestal can be a great way to save your back when doing laundry. You will just need to make sure your washer and dryer is not too heavy to break your pedestal. Be sure to test out the weight of your machines before you go through the trouble of building the pedestal.
Label laundry baskets
Labeling your laundry baskets darks, lights and colors is a great organizational tool for your laundry room. Now your family will have no excuse not to put their dirty clothes in the correct basket. This will cut back on the time you spend sorting your clothes before tossing them in the washer. You can just write the label on a piece of tape and stick it on your laundry basket.
Mason jar for spare change
Nailing a mason jar to a piece of wood or picture frame and hanging it will give you a great place to store all of the junk you find in your families pockets while doing the laundry. If your family is not a follower of finders’ keepers when it comes to the laundry, then this can be a great alternative.
Hanging a rod above your washer and dryer or anywhere else in your laundry room, is a great way to hang all the clothes that need to air dry. Just be sure not to end up using this space as an extra closet. (Yes, I’m speaking from experience) You can usually a rod small enough at any Home Depot or any other type of construction store.
Countertop above washer and dryer
If you do not put your washer and dryer on a pedestal, you can create a countertop to go on top of them. You can use this countertop for folding or holding all of your washing detergents and softeners. Simply buy a countertop from Home Depot or Lowes and place it on top of your washing machines.
If you are thinking about remodeling your laundry room, I hope this tips have helped you decide what to do. Please leave us a comment in the section below and feel free to ask as many questions as you want. Thank you for reading and we look forward to your feedback!