5 Ways to Organize a Laundry Room


Your laundry room is probably the one room in your home that gets a whole lot of use. It is also the room in your home that probably gets the messiest. However, there are things you can do to keep your laundry room a bit more organized.


1. Using lots of baskets– The key to using baskets in your laundry area is that they need to be conducive to your laundry routine. This means that you need to get rid of that one catch-all basket and use individual laundry baskets. The easiest way to organize laundry into baskets is to label several different colored baskets according to the laundry type or color such as whites, darks, brights, lights, towels and jeans. If you wash everyone’s laundry individually, have a separate basket with each person’s name on it instead.

2. Hide supplies that spell out clutter– You can hide things that make your laundry room look cluttered such as cleaning supplies and laundry soap. You can add some shelves and hide the supplies with a decorative curtain. You can also place items in baskets that can be hidden with curtains as well.

3. Include a storage island– If you want to keep things like laundry baskets or other items off the laundry room floor, add a storage island in the center of the room. You can also use this storage island as a place to fold clothing right when it comes out of the dryer.

4. Include an ironing station– Adding an iron station to your laundry room can help you to keep everything you need for ironing in one spot that is easy to access. Some ironing units are designed to fit behind the laundry room door while others have ample space to store ironing supplies such as spray starch.


5. Using hangers as needed– If you find that your laundry items get wrinkled, hangers will become your new best friend. Once the laundered items have completed the dryer cycle, hang them up immediately so you lessen the chance of wrinkles. You can use color coordinated hangers for each family member to help keep things organized.


What is the favorite part of your laundry room?  Or what would you like to change in your laundry room to make it more tolerable to be in?

Madison Main
When Madison isn't tending to her job at a bank, she is hauling her 5 children to soccer practice and other activities. Main is also a speech and drama coach at the local high school.

22 Responses to “5 Ways to Organize a Laundry Room

  • I definitely need to organize my laundry room. If you could see it right now, I’m sure you would agree with me.

  • I have a closet for a laundry room and I wish it was 5 times bigger. Good ideas

  • My laundry “room” is a corner of our garage. We have a shelf for organizing detergent, softener, bleach, etc. And I have baskets that I rotate around with the folded clothes (it makes it easier to get clothes back into drawers and closets.)

  • I have to admit, the laundry room is pretty well-organized. My husband keeps it nice in there because he does all the laundry for us. Good man!

  • I wish my laundry room could be this organized! There is hope for me yet with these tips.

  • I have a laundry closet, it is pathetic. It is a hot mess. definitely something I need to clean up!

  • A storage island is a great idea! We don’t have room for one in our laundry room, but we have a room right next to it where one would fit!

  • An ironing station is a great idea. We have been ironing in the kitchen.

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    aimee fauci
    6 years ago

    My laundry room is a joke! I wish I had room to put baskets. My laundry room, I think was built on and was not built smart.

  • Great ideas! I have been slowly but surely working on organization. We bought several laundry baskets on clearance for $1 – they come in handy!

  • My laundry room is hardly a room. I have space for some hangers but not much else. The lack of space probably causes a lot of my clutter.

  • This is great! I hope my next house which we hope to move to this summer has a laundry room. Ours is in our kitchen right now and terrible. Looks awful,

  • There are some great ideas in this list! I love it. My favorite part of my laundry room is my fold-down folding tables. They don’t take up a lot of room and they are so handy. We got them from Ikea.

  • I was looking for a post like this one, wonderful tips, thanks for sharing 😀

  • What amazing tips, sometimes mine can get a little messy; but this will surely get me on the right track!

  • We just put in a ton of cabinets in my laundry room to hide clutter. So far, I am loving it!

  • I love that laundry room! That is like walking into laundry heaven. I do need so much help with my laundry room. I never do get to it

  • These are great tips for organizing the laundry room. My laundry room could use these.

  • That laundry room looks like it has so much storage. We need to reorganize our’s!

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    Robin (Masshole Mommy)
    6 years ago

    We use tons of baskets in our’s too! I like how this one is very white.

  • All these are great tips. Laundry room maintenance is a toughest task to me. Your laundry room looks so gorgeous. I am going to organize my laundry room using your ideas.

  • Our laundry stuff is in the garage so we don’t have a room per say. great tips! I’ll keep them in mind and may use some for our laundry area

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