Let’s talk organization ideas today. I have decided that JUNE is my month to get organized… starting with my laundry room!
Because I love to have parties, my laundry room ends up being the room that I store a LOT of things to give myself clean counter tops when guests come over.
I have often been told that I am the master of hiding junk and making it seem like I have a clean home. Believe me, it’s not that tidy, I just have the gift of “hiding junk”. Unfortunately, because of my knack for hiding junk, the poor laundry room has gotten over run with a huge mess.
My laundry room is smaller than my closet. No windows and until I had cabinets put in a few years ago, only a small amount of storage.
THIS is my dream laundry room full of cabinets, natural light and an amazing floor!
(Photo by Choice Wood Company)
Unfortunately, I have a tiny, dark space and have to be creative with organizing.
Instead of having this lovely storage, counter top and TV above my washer and dryer as seen on Pinterest…
I have this…
I spent hours cleaning up my laundry room last week!
Today, I’ll show you my four favorite ideas for organizing and hiding junk in my laundry room! I’d love to hear your ideas as well.
Idea #1 – Have a Place for Board Games
I use my laundry room for this. The best money I ever spent was to have more shelves and a counter installed into my small laundry room.
The shelves go all the way to the ceiling and hold the family games and craft items.
Idea #2 – Attach Fabric Around a Counter or Table to Hide Junk
I attached fabric with a staple gun around my laundry room counter so I could hide my junk!
I have buckets of play dough, toys, art supplies, cat litter and beach bags ready to go to the pool hidden under the counter.
Don’t you love my new tablet? That’s my attempt at doing the Pinterest photo above with the TV in my laundry room! ha! I was watching one of my favorite shows, Arrested Development. It’s always good to laugh while cleaning messes. Makes the time pass by quicker for sure!
Idea #3 – Hang Items on the Wall
Hidden behind my laundry room door is this handy dandy wall organizer. It’s perfect for hanging brooms and mops off of the floor. You don’t need anything fancy! Before I had this cool organizer, I used nails.
Idea #4 – Get a Sock Basket
Seriously, how do socks go missing? To me, socks are the devil. I probably find at least 3 pairs of dirty socks around my house every day. And you can bet half of them go missing!
So after doing laundry and you can’t find matching socks, just toss the lonely sock into the basket and maybe you will find the match sock one of these days!
After cleaning out the laundry room this weekend, I think it’s time to toss out my sock basket. Summer is here and we won’t be wearing them anyway!
What are your laundry room organizing tips?
Originally published on June 11, 2013. Last Updated on April 18, 2019 by Amy Locurto