7 Genius Ideas for an Organized Laundry Room

Your laundry room may not be the most glamorous space in your home, but it should certainly be one of the most organized. Laundry can be a daily hassle, so make things easier on yourself by following these seven tips to make this household chore a fresh-scented breeze. _1
l1 Add a counter over side-by-side front-loading machines to instantly add a work, folding, and sorting surface. Silestone 2 in. Quartz Countertop Sample in Lyra, $10, The Home Depot
l2 Corral detergents, softeners, dryer sheets, and starch in decorative baskets on an eye-level shelf for easy access. Lucy Canvas and Rope Basket, $49, Pottery Barn
l3 Install a shower rod to create a place to hang pieces which need to air dry or be ironed. Hanging them will reduce any excess wrinkling and make ironing less of a pain. Moen® Tension Rod in Nickel, $30, Bed Bath & Beyond
l4 Consider transferring liquid detergent to a glass drink dispenser with a spout so you can easily see when you're running low. Glass Beverage Dispenser, $50, CB2
l6 Select a designated basket for each family member to reduce confusion and prevent the dreaded question: "Where's my favorite shirt?" Navy Harper Sabrina Liners, From $14, Pottery Barn Kids
l9 Keep a clothing emergency kit on hand with spot remover, needle and thread, and spare buttons. This way, there will be no excuse for putting off repairs or having to rummage around for infrequently used stain removers. First Aid Box, $30, Digs
l8 Designate a jar or bin for small items found in pockets or in the bottom of your machines. An assigned catch-all will help faster reunite owners with their lost pocket-treasures. Consider also creating a space to set aside single socks to be reunited when their mate reappears. Cheer Up Heritage Jar, $30, Fishs Eddy
Do you have your own fool-proof system for an organized laundry room? Share it will us in the comments! Photographs: via Houzz, Anne Charlotte Photography, via Castle Homes, via Country Living, via Dust Jacket Attic, via Houzz, via Houzz, via Style Me Pretty Living, via Traditional Home.

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