The laundry room is one of the places in your home that doesn’t quite get the tender loving care it deserves. It’s a shame, too, since the laundry room is super important in that it tends to hold a plethora of crucial household items (detergent, cleaning products, towels, etc.) as well as serves as the place where your family’s clothing gets squeaky clean again and again after spaghetti stains, wine spills, and dirt from the playground. So, why is it that laundry rooms tend to look like a bomb went off in them?
For one, most laundry rooms, depending on the size of your home, are relatively small, cramped, or maybe even awkwardly structured in terms of space. Secondly, aside from laundry, the laundry room often contains various products and items of varied categories. Coupled together, a small space with too many items of varying types can prove highly problematic for organization’s sake.
That said, not all is lost! With a little ingenuity and creativity, your laundry room can be both space-efficient and visually pleasing. Here are a few quick tips to help you on your way:
1. Think Upward: Just because your laundry room is small doesn’t mean you can’t be smart about the space you have. You can utilize vertical wall space very efficiently by building or installing relatively affordable shelves and hanging baskets to hold all the items you need to store in your room.
2. Divide And Conquer: Conquer your space by dividing unrelated products and items. You can avoid a lot of clutter-related anxiety by keeping like items with like items and separating things that do not belong together.
3. Keep It Minimalist: There’s enough clutter in your laundry room as it is; you don’t need to add to the chaos by sprinkling in decor and unnecessary furniture! Keep it clean and simple and you’ll be able to find the items you’re actually looking for much easier.